In the last two posts, we’ve looked at chromatic properties of color. Hue is the color itself, and value is the relative lightness or darkness of the color. In this post, we’ll look at the third chromatic property – chroma. Knowing about the chromatic properties of color can help you choose the right glass backsplash paint for your kitchen or bathroom.
Chroma describes the intensity or “purity” of a color. A high-chroma color has no white, black or gray in it; it is pure. As the saturation decreases, the intensity of the color decreases. You can decrease the saturation of a color by adding white, black, gray or the complementary color to it.
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Neutral colors don’t have a high chroma value. One reason it can be difficult to describe a neutral color is because it lacks a strong chromatic characteristic. Although we think of neutral colors as being some form of brown or tan, “neutral” can refer to any hue. Neutral colors can either be light or dark.
The impact of a neutral color can’t be overstated. For the most part, neutral colors are easy to look at. That helps when you have a large expanse to cover. A high-chroma color in a large space can be visually overwhelming, but high chroma colors can be combined effectively with neutral colors to make a space “pop.”
You can combine different glass backsplash paint colors to form visually interesting patterns on the backsplash. Alternately, you can use one color of glass backsplash paint for the backsplash itself, and use complementary colors on other kitchen fixtures to enhance the entire space.
Knowing how hue, value and chroma interact with each other can help you choose the right color for your space. It’s also helpful to keep in mind that we can tint Glassprimer™ glass paint to match the paint palette of any major paint manufacturer. That means you can use glass paint for your backsplash knowing that the color you choose will blend harmoniously with the paints you choose for your walls and trim.
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