Properties of colour
Reflective Value: This is the degree of lightness or darkness of a tint, shade or tone. White has the highest reflective value and black the lowest.
Tint: A tint is the pure colour (hue) with white added. This new colour has higher reflective value (is lighter) than the original hue.
Shade: A shade is the pure colour (hue) with black added. This new colour has a lower reflective value (is darker) than the original hue.
Tone: This is pure colour (hue) with grey added. This new colour is a softer variation of the original.
Intensity: This is brightness or dullness of colours. Less intense colours (blue) have a calmer effect and are easier to live with than the more intense colours (red). Intense colours are often used as highlights and contrast.
Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.
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