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Basic Color-Related Terms

A few common color-related terms are defined.

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A few common color-related terms:

  • Value: the relative darkness or lightness of a color

  • Tint: to lessen a color's saturation by adding white

  • Shade: to darken a color by adding black

  • Tone: to soften a color by adding gray

  • Warm colors: those having yellow undertones

  • Cool colors: those having blue undertones.

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