I have been wondering this since I was a child and it’s never been explained in a way I can understand.
I’m looking at my bathroom mirror and it looks silver. But how is that possible because it’s reflecting whatever is in front of it?
So when I look at the reflection of the towel in the mirror i see blue, when I see the reflection of the wall I see white, when I see the reflection of the shower curtain I see the color of the shower curtain. But when I look at the mirror as a whole it seems silver?
I think I have read that mirrors have silver backings which makes sense why I see silver. But I don’t understand how it’s possible to see the exact reflection of my bathroom but it’s also silver?