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Understanding Color Schemes With The Color Wheel

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Value and Intensity or Saturation of Color
Value and Intensity

Value and Intensity

Photo: Pamela Cole Harris
Two other properties of color make an enormous difference in any color scheme. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. For instance, navy is a dark value of blue. Intensity or saturation is the brightness of a color or put another way, it's the force of the color. For example, a full force red or a full intensity red is hard to live with.

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