Art Glossary: Shade

Definition:

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, thoughtco.com/definition-of-shade-2577728. Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2011, September 3). Art Glossary: Shade. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-shade-2577728 Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Shade." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-shade-2577728 (accessed October 19, 2017).