Color Basics – Understanding Chroma

Simplify This Complex Characteristic Of Color

Chroma is the most difficult of Color Characteristics to understand. It’s an unusual word, so we’re not exactly how to interpret its meaning.  This lesson makes it simple to understand chroma and how it expresses itself in different colors.

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Understanding Color Characteristics – Chroma

Chroma is the most difficult characteristic to understand. It’s an unusual word, so we’re not exactly how to interpret its meaning.  The best equivalent adjective is saturation which is essentially a description of how many particles of pigment

 Testing and Experimenting

 Making color charts like the one in this lesson is a good way to get to know the colors on your palette and the effect water has on the chroma/saturation and intensity/brightness  of each one.

What You’ll Need:

  • Blank Color Chart – Download the layout below
  • Palette Colors – any or all! Creating a simple five-step scale is a good way to get to know your colors and their chroma

 

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The Characteristics of Color

Color Studies