Properties of color
The millions of other colors
in the spectrum are variations from the 12 basic hues of the
color wheel. These are achieved by adding another color to the
hue, or by adjusting light or saturation.
Hue: color with no black, white or grey added
Tint: hue + white
Shade: hue + black
Tone: hue + grey or hue + varying degrees of its complementary
Value: how light or dark a color appears
Intensity: how bright or dull a color appears, also called
and/or chromaticity. Greys are achromatic, meaning no hue/color
and are therefore low in intensity. The hue yellow would be completely
saturated, high in chromaticity and extremely intense.
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