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About Color Tones, tints, shades Tool

Color toner is a tool whose purpose is to accurately produce color tints (pure white added), color shades (pure black added), and color tones (pure gray added) in adjustable steps. Dopely’s color toner is basically a color tint generator, a color tone generator and a color shade generator; where you can enter your colors in HEX, CMYK, or RGB.If you have any other color formats, use Dopely’s color converter tool.

Usages of Color Toner Tool

You are better to consider using it when you already have some base colors but wish to add complementary colors to gradients, borders, backgrounds, shadows, and other elements.

Developers using SASS or Post CSS&NPSP; may be able to communicate their color intentions to designers through this feature. Furthermore, it's a great way to see the results of varying tints and shades of any base color you're considering for your design.

What Is Hue?

A hue is just a color in general speaking, but technically they are not exactly the same.Color is the general term we use to describe every hue, tint, tone, or shade we see in the world. Black, white, and gray are referred to as a color.While a hue refers to the dominant color family of the specific color we can see in the color wheel. white, black, and gray are not referred to as a hue.

To have a quick look at the color wheel here, we share some basic points. There are three primary colors, red, blue, and yellow on the color wheel. By combining two of those primary colors we get one of the secondary colors, violet, green, orange. And the tertiaries are the third set of colors. Primary, secondary, and tertiaries are all HUES.

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Shades colors

In color theory,shade is a mixture of colors with just pure black (no gray, no white).This process results in a rich, often more intense, and darker color; however, the hue remains the same. So the shade can range from slightly darker than the original hue all the way to nearly black with barely any of the color mixed in.

Points About Color Shades

  • 1. In painting, it is important, to begin with, another color and then add black gradually until obtaining your intended color.

  • 2. Many painters don’t use black at all, beginning with the Impressionists, they bend the rules and create the shade mixture with neutral dark pigments such as Payne Gray or Brunt Sienna, instead.

  • 3. You can create your own chromatic blacks, avoiding the use of black from a tube altogether. Chromatic black, or black made by mixing other colors together, can generally be made by mixing together the darkest hues of complementary colors.

  • 4. To determine the color bias of your chromatic black, tint it with a bit of white. This helps you to find out the color your black leaning toward.

  • 5. In painting, because of the overpowering nature of the black pigments, many of them change the character of a hue even in small amounts, so they should be used sparingly.

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Tint color

In color theory, a tint is a mixture of a color with white which increases the lightness and decreases the saturation and intensity.In other words, tint is created when you add just white to any color on the color wheel.

Tint just lightens the color but doesn't’t brighten it. It remains actually the same color, only a paler version. Pink and baby blue are examples of tint colors. Different whites have different tinting strengths and the exact color that you mix with your original color affects the color of the tint.

The tints are also known as pastel colors that are becoming famous in the fashion world these days.

Points about color tints

  • 1. Artists are the person who bends the rules somewhat, and the color theory rules are not exceptions. They use other neutral pigments such as Titanium or Titan Buff to produce beautiful complex tints.

  • 2. adding a small bit of white to a color to increase its opacity and covering strength.

  • 3. In painting, it is important, to begin with, white and gradually mix the other color until achieving your intended color.

  • 4. In paintings, it is important to be careful about mixing colors extremely gradually. If not, for example, bright red can very quickly turn into an ugly pink.

  • 5. Pastel colors are a design trend in 2018. And we’ve seen these, across websites, branding schemes, fashion, social media, and interior decor.

  • 6. The most common pale colors are soft millennial pink, light azure, creamy mint, and whimsy yellow.

  • 7. Tints are often thought of as calmer and quieter colors and are often used for newborn apparel and accessories.

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Tone colors

In color theory, a tone is produced either by mixing one of the colors on the color wheel with gray or by both tinting and shading (adding both white and black). You can have an almost endless variety of colors depending on what level of gray is used.

Depending on the proportion of black or white that is used, tones can be darker or lighter than original hues. And will appear less saturated or intense than the original ones.

You might see elsewhere the words tone and value used interchangeably, expressing the range of lights and darks in a design, as in 'tonal range' or 'tonal value' but for the purposes of understanding tints, tones, and shades in design we will stick to the definition of tone as adding gray to color.

Points about color tones

  • 1. In painting, Be careful with how much gray you mix with other colors, too much of this dulls the color so much and it becomes impossible to get the brilliance back.

  • 2. Because toned colors are generally more pleasing to our eyes, they are the most often associated color with children.

  • 3. Almost every color we see in the world has been toned to some degree. In other words, tones are more true to the way we see colors in the real world. Look at your magazine or your computer screen.

  • 4. Artists experience making a gray using Paynes Gray plus Titan Buff. it will produce a gorgeous gray.

  • 5. In painting, the number of tones that can be produced varies. Lighter hues produce a smaller range of tones and darker ones produce a bigger range.

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  • Enter the code and have the color
  • Adjust the hues by HSB, RGB, CMYK, Click, SET
  • Search the color with its name
  • Have shades, tones, and tint from every color
  • Have shades, tones, and tint in 40 steps
  • Download, save and share your favorite pallet
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Move the circle to have 1 to 40 steps of tints, tones, and shades. Choose tints, tones, or shades from here.

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