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Color terminology

Color terminology

Like any area of study, the world of art, design and color is intertwined. Full of technical language. A general understanding of color terminology will be helpful. Useful, both here and as in the future of your business. We are going to introduce you to the basic terms most used in the chromatic world.

  • Tone: the terms “color” and “tone” They are often used interchangeably by artists and designers. For all intents and purposes, this will help you, but the words “color” and “tone” They actually mean different things. In general, “color” It is used to refer to all colors, including black, white, and gray. While “tone” It refers to the origin of the color we see. It is the basis of the color we see and is always one of the six primary and secondary colors of the color wheel.
  • Dye: a “dye” It is a lighter version of a given shade. It is a tone to which only white has been added. Sometimes a tint may appear brighter than the original shade, but it is just a paler version. A tint can range from a shade slightly lighter than the original to almost white with a small amount of color.
  • Shade: This is the opposite of a “tint”. A “shadow” It is a tone to which only black is added. Of course, it can include varying amounts of black, and the resulting color may be slightly darker than the original tone, or it may be almost black. An easy way to remember this is to think about how grass in the shade of a tree appears darker than grass in the sun.
    Tone: This is very similar to “tint” and “shadow”, only instead of being a tone to which white or black is added, it is a tone to which only gray is added. The gray that is added to make a “tone” It should only consist of black and white, not other colors (many colors that are considered gray actually have a base that is a undertone). Toned colors tend to be seen as more sophisticated than pure tones.
  • Warm versus cold: “warm” are those that resemble or symbolize heat, while “cold” They are attributed to ice and colder temperatures. For example: red, orange, yellow, and red-violet are warm colors, while blue, violet, green, and blue-green are cool colors.

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