Art Glossary: Shade


A shade is a hue or color with black (or any other dark color) mixed into it. This creates a darker version or a darker tone of it.

You can have more than one shade of a color, depending on how much has been mixed into it.

The opposite to a shade is a tint.

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Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Shade." ThoughtCo, Sep. 3, 2011, Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2011, September 3). Art Glossary: Shade. Retrieved from Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Shade." ThoughtCo. (accessed October 19, 2017).