The hues of colors are the brightest of each around the wheel, ones that have not been mixed with black, white or grey.

The tint is the hue mixed with white. The hue may be mixed with any level of white and all are considered to be called a tint. For the example below, the tint is 50% of the hue.



The tone is the hue mixed with grey. Below, the example is using 50% of grey.


The we have the shade which is the hue mixed mixed with black. As above, you can mix with any level of black for it to be considered a shade.


What is your relationship with the color wheel? What are some of the hues, tones, tints and shades that speak to you?

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