Art Glossary: Chroma

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Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Chroma." ThoughtCo, Feb. 20, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506. Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2016, February 20). Art Glossary: Chroma. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506 Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Chroma." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506 (accessed September 19, 2017).

Definition:

The chroma of a color is a measure of how pure or intense it is, how saturated the color is. You reduce the chroma of a paint color by adding a neutral gray with the identical value as the color you're wanting to change.

Colors have three attributes -- hue, value, and chroma. In non-art speak terms, these are generally simply called color, darkness/lightness, and intensity/saturation.

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Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Chroma." ThoughtCo, Feb. 20, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506. Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2016, February 20). Art Glossary: Chroma. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506 Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Chroma." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chroma-2577506 (accessed September 19, 2017).