Chromaturgy is the type of magic used in The Lightbringer Series, the users of this magic are referred to as Drafters, it involves turning light into a physical substance called Luxin. The Chromeria recognizes a seven color spectrum in Chromaturgy, they are:
There are also a few colors outside the accepted seven color spectrum, they are:
And finally, the legendary colors:
Each of these colors has it's own unique properties.
The way Chromaturgy actually works is by a Drafter looking at light in their color, absorbing it through the eyes, and finally forming it by having the Luxin rip (yes, literally rip) through the skin. The forming of Luxin involves imposing one's Will upon it. Color blindness (referred to as being a Subchromat) causes problems with the formation of Luxin, as being unable to see a color makes it difficult to draft it properly (and the resulting Luxin decays into light quickly) but Gavin Guile said that "Will can cover a lot of mistakes, but it’s better if there aren’t mistakes to begin with," so its not impossible, just difficult. Luxin can be formed into almost anything, but due to the inherent properties of the different types of Luxin, some colors are better suited to certain tasks. Solid Yellow Luxin for example, is terrific for making structures out of due to its durability, while Red Luxin is flammable so its used for fires and such.
There exists an opposite to Subchromacy, which is Superchromacy. A Superchromat can see colors more clearly than normal people, about half of women are Superchromats, while only one in tens of thousands of men are Superchromats (Kip Guile and Gavin Guile are both Superchromats). Another ability of Superchromats is their ability to see in the Sub-red and Superviolet spectrum, which grants them a degree of nightvision (although it is a nondescript nightvision).