Glossary of Color Theory Terms – JUST RED Blog Series

 

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Binder – the substance that holds the pigment particles together which then attaches them to a support or ground or paper

 

Chroma – the degree of saturation or intensity in a color

 

Composition – the artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture *

 

Hue – spectral color; used by artist material manufacturers to indicate the use of a substitute pigment (ie: Cadmium Yellow Hue)

 

Lightfastness – resistance to fading when exposed to light

 

Opacity – The opposite to transparency. Lighter tones are not created by thinning paint but by adding white.

 

Permanence – archival qualities

 

Pigment – solid colored material in the form of small particles

 

Saturation – the intensity of color

 

Shade – color mixed with black

 

Tint – color mixed with white

 

Tone – the degree of lightness or darkness of a color

 

Value – the extent to which a color reflects or transmits light

 

Glossary of Terms definitions taken directly from The Artist Handbook by Ray Smith (6)

* definition taken from the Apple Dictionary Widget

 

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Other posts in the Just RED Blog Series…

Color Theory Blog Series Focusing on JUST RED

50 Arty Facts About the Color RED

Color Variation Discussion

Shades of Computer REDS and their Hex Codes

5 Tips for Organizing Color

Color Temperature

Mixing Paint Colors

Placing Colors Side-by-Side

 

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