What is color?
“The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light”…. You might say.
So take a white object and paint it “red”. What property of the paint now makes the object appear red?
“Pigmentation!” … you might say.
Good. Now that I’ve got you thinking in line with what I’m thinking, please help me understand what pigmentation actually is. I’m looking for an explanation that goes down to the microscopic level. What is it about the elemental structure of different pigmentation that alters the way that pigmentation (color) is seen by our eyes when applied over an object?