Today`s Wednesday WHoo Hoot is learning some lingo and expanding our Colour Smarts. There is a many words that come to mind when mixed in colour conversations. Words and terms such as Hue, saturation Tint, and pure intensity. Whaaaat - as my wee artist niece will say!
So let me shed some light on a few terms today and their relation to the Colour Conversations.
Hue - is PURE colour
Pure Colours are RED YELLOW BLUE GREEN
Hue refers to colour with NO tint or shade elements.
Saturation - is how Light effects the Hue Purity.
When looking at hue is the saturation context you notice if is:
WEAK PALE PURE STRONG
An example is value of the Hue is LIGHT......could translate the colour hue to Lilac
An example is the value of intensity DARK......could translate the colour hue to Navy Blue
- Tint - adding WHITE to the Hue
- Shade - adding BLACK to the Hue
- Tone - adding White & Black to the Hue (equals a grey tone)
Note to YOU: Next time at the paint store, and you are treading through the paint chips, try using some of YOUR
Colour Smarts terms.