Wait, what? Wasn't it supposed to be that the color we see is the just the light bouncing off that surface and our eye detecting the light and all its details?
I'm pretty sure you right, OP has his stuff confused.
I dunno I'm no smart person but all I know is that for example, an object will absorb all colors besides the color you see, basically it intakes all colors and reflects the color you see. I think it was on a website where i read that