RULES ARE TO BE BROKEN…..
there was a time when various tones of blue stood alone – only the shade being changed within a single pallet
the various tones now co-exist happily side by side
Again, Rooms & Gardens Santa Barbara (along with Martha’s Vineyard and a cloisonne factory in China) provides inspiration as well as a sure eye; showcasing edited choices in furniture, fabric, art and accessories.
Visualizing a beautiful space, incorporating my client’s wishes and dreams, and my concept of bringing them to reality…only part of the job. Conveying my concept to the client is the next step. Much of this process requires words…. words of explanation, description, education, persuasion. Since some of the needed words can be technical in nature, I have decided that a good way for me to grow in this area is to ‘tighten up’ my vocabulary – starting with the words we use about color.
hue, tone, value, saturation…
Webster defines hue: a gradation or variety of color, tint
hue = color
again defined by Webster, tone: a quality of color with reference to the degree of absorption of light, a slight modification of a given color
tone = shade of a given color
value: a degree of lightness or darkness in a color
value = lightness or darkness of a certain color
saturation: the degree of chroma or purity of a color, the degree of freedom from admixture with white
saturation = degree of purity of a certain color
in the classroom we would now be asked to use each word defined above in a sentence……………
‘The value of the tone of the hue is saturated.’