Hue – the name of a color Value – the degree of lightness or darkness in a color; can be expressed by tones, tints and shades Intensity – the degree of purity or strength of a color (hue) or how bright or muted the colors are. For example, an intense red is one that is a very strong, pure red color. When a lighter or darker color is added to a color, the intensity will be less bright. (If you add white to red you get pink, a less intense color strength)
HUE: These are the family of twelve purest and brightest colors. 3 Primary Colors 3 Secondary Colors 6 Tertiary Colors They form the full spectrum of colors which progress around the Primary Color Wheel in gradual increments. With just these twelve colors, you can literally mix an infinite number of color schemes. Most of the time you will modify these twelve basic hues by mixing in other colors.
TONE: Almost every color we see in our day-to-day world has been toned either a little or a lot. This makes for more appealing color combinations. A Tone is created by adding both White and Black which is grey. Any color that is "greyed down" is considered a Tone. Tones are somehow more pleasing to the eye. They are more complex, subtle and sophisticated.
TINT: A Tint is sometimes called a Pastel. Basically it's simply any color with white added. If you want to get a little more complicated, you can mix any of the twelve pure colors together. Then simply add any amount of white and you have created a pastel or tint of the mixture. That means you can go from an extremely pale, nearly white to a barely tinted pure hue. Artists often add a tiny touch of white to a pure pigment to give the color some body.
I'm already halfway there in my living room with the blue couch and mustard yellow pillow. Just painted my side table the bottom color, without having ever seen this palette. I may keep going this way then...
Lemon Place Cards and Sunflowers: a refreshing palette of golden yellow sunflowers and bandana napkins with robin's-egg blue gift bags sets the scene for a casual yet stylish summer outdoor affair. Names written on lemons with felt pins serve as place cards.
Here's what i like about this one: 1) teal and blues 2) orangey red 3) yellow 4) white 5) greyish blue What it's missing: hmmmm do i like reds better than greens or do i like greens better than reds? don't really want both in the same room...this one has red and i like it but i also like the other palettes with the greens...ugh