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How to describe color

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COLOR TERMS TO UNDERSTANDThere are many terms used to describe color. Here are some basic definitions to help clarify:Hue: This term is what we refer to often as colors: red, orange, yellow, etc. Hues are differentiated by different wavelengths on th

COLOR TERMS TO UNDERSTAND


There are many terms used to describe color. Here are some basic definitions to help clarify:

Hue: This term is what we refer to often as colors: red, orange, yellow, etc. Hues are differentiated by different wavelengths on the color spectrum.
 
Value: The brightness of a color, or how much light it emits.
 
Tint, Shade and Tone: Tinting a color means adding white to the hue, shading means adding black to a hue, and toning means to add grey to a hue.
 
Saturation: A color of low saturation is closer to neutral than to the pure hue, whereas a highly
saturated color is further from neutral and more richly pigmented. Colors can be muted or neutralized by combining them with varying amounts of their color-wheel opposite.

Cool/Warm colors: Cool colors are the range of hues surrounding blue, including green and purple. Warm colors are colors surrounding orange, including red and yellow. Reddish-purple and yellow-green are points on the color wheel where cool and warm intersect. For skin tones, cool is typically a more blue or blue combined with pink, whereas warm appears more yellow or golden.
 
After we know all the color terms, we should learn some color space to measure the color difference between sample and standard.

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