So much ado about simultaneous contrast and the interaction of color. But how much of it is truly useful and applicable to architectural color design?
AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ABOUT HOW CHROMA WORKS In this case study you will want to focus on two parts of the Colorographies: 1. Hue 2. Chroma When we look at Hue, we can see that all three colors belong to the Purple-Blue (PB) hue family. When we study their Chroma, we can see that Hale Navy has the lowest Chroma value, 1.51. Naval has a Chroma of 2. Admiral Blue has the most Chroma of the three coming in at 4.26. The Chroma scale draws a picture of Chroma for you so the differences are easy to see at-a-glance and understand quickly. THE SKINNY What the numbers indicate and what the scale illustrates is how strong and colorful
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Mindful Gray and Dorian Gray – When you see these two colors next to each other on strip #244 in the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap fandeck, they look almost identical. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when I was asked to explain the difference between the two. The dilemma stemmed from the fact that Dorian Gray has an LRV 39 and Mindful Gray has an LRV of 48. Was Dorian Gray too dark for an exterior? Would Mindful Gray be a better choice for an exterior color scheme because it had a lighter LRV of 39? Will a higher LRV make a home look brighter and more cheerful? It’s true that Mindful Gray is lighter and brighter than Dorian Gray
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