The Language of Color

As we talk about color, it will be helpful to know the terminology used to describe the various dimensions of color.

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Hue is how we distinguish the color families, ie : red, orange, yellow, etc.


Saturation is the intensity of a color. How little or how much black a color contains. Do not think about SATURATION in terms of light and dark but rather in terms of pale or weak.


Value is the lightness or darkness of a color.

Pratt & Lambert® Color Samples

To best understand how color will look in your home, you need to see it in place. Pratt & Lambert® Quart Size Color Samples let you live with the color on your walls before you commit. Each sample covers 100 square feet so you can see how different lighting conditions and room arrangements affect color. And that means you can make your final color choice with confidence.

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