William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 10-16-17

If white reflects all colors why are not mirrors white?

Because “white” objects don’t reflect but scatter.

The objects we see as white are rough and absorb the light waves. They bounce around a bit beneath the surface via material that acts as prisms then comes back to your eyes. If snow, sugar, clouds and painted walls were perfectly smooth then they would reflect the light back as do mirrors.

Why are not mirrors white? William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 10-16-17

why are not mirrors white

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