I have a question which may be based in a complete misunderstanding of how "color" and our perception of it works in terms of objects absorbing certain wavelengths of light and reflecting a certain length to show that color. My question is why does an object reflect a specific wavelength versus another? To be cliche, why does a red apple reflect the wavelength that exhibits red to our eyes? What, on the object's surface, decides what is reflected or absorbed? Or is this altogether more dependent upon how our eyes work versus light and its being taken in by objects' surfaces? I'm not sure if I'm being clear. I've tried multiple different inputs into Google to try to find an answer but the information always is about how different wavelengths exhibit different colors and it depends on what the object reflects; but never why. Any insight is appreciated.