The Color Wheel
We have already learnt in traditional color theory about primary, secondary and tertiary colors, we will now explore today’s conventional 12-hue color wheel of pigments.
Picture – The 12 Hue Color Wheel in segments, a tool to use when selecting color schemes.
Picture –(Left to right) Tint, Shade and Hue
Hue – is the name of a color, i.e. blue or green, it is the distinctive wavelength of a color.
Tint – Color with white added, describes the range from a pure hue to white.
Shade – Color with black added, indicates the range from a pure hue to black.
Tone – Color with grey added, these are the range from a pure hue to grey.
Saturation (Chroma) – is the measure of intensity or purity of a color.
Value – is the degree of lightness or darkness of a color. The intensity, chroma, or saturation. It is known as brightness when using light mixtures, and when using pigments, it can be altered by adding black or white.
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