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© 2016 Lori Sawaya | HUE – One of the three dimensions of color. | Hue and color are not the same. Hue has only one dimension. Color has three dimensions: hue/value/chroma. | When you use an instrument like a spectrophotometer to measure a color, it’s the dominant wavelength in the data that the device captures that determines hue. | Our vision system translates the different wavelengths of energy it senses into categories that we’ve learned to label as red, yellow, green, blue, etc. | VALUE – tells you how light or dark a color looks. That’s why I use an eye icon in the Colorographies found in the Colorography Lab. | CHROMA – tells you how much color. Albert Munsell coined this term to organize color into strong and weak categories. Color is either strong and looks colorful or weak and looks more neutral. Click to learn more about Chroma. | LRV– is a quantity expressed in a %. Tells you how much light a color reflects and conversely absorbs. It’s about luminance and brightness. That’s why the Colorography LRV scale is made up of sun shines. | LRV does not indicate anything about: depth, grayness, muted, vivid or dull. Click to learn more about LRV. | UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VALUE AND LRV: Unlike LRV, Value is not a measurement. It’s a judgement of how a color looks compared to a grayscale. | Here’s how it works: Value describes how the quantity of light reflected from a colored surface looks compared to light reflected by black (0%), white (100%) and various steps of neutral grays in between.

D65 Illuminant | * = Same color different #s
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Save Name
Brand
#
L
C
Hue
Family
Value
Chroma
LRV
Sample/ize
Pink Powderpuff
BM
0001
88
16
42
8.93
Red
8.69
3.28
72.6
Newborn Baby
BM
0002
83
22
35
6.82
Red
8.20
4.75
62.7
Pink Paradise
BM
0003
79
29
35
6.80
Red
7.74
6.20
52.6
Pink Polka Dot
BM
0004
72
42
35
6.73
Red
7.04
8.92
42.0
Tuscon Coral
BM
0005
65
51
35
6.85
Red
6.29
10.63
33.9
Picante
BM
0006
60
55
36
7.21
Red
5.86
11.43
27.7
Pinata
BM
0007
55
66
37
7.52
Red
5.32
13.35
20.5
Pale Pink Satin
BM
0008
88
13
43
9.31
Red
8.72
2.88
71.1
Blusing Brilliance
BM
0009
84
18
36
7.02
Red
8.27
3.92
64.1
Pink Canopy
BM
0010
83
24
35
6.65
Red
8.18
5.18
58.9
Paradise Peach
BM
0011
75
36
36
7.18
Red
7.34
7.52
45.8
Coral Reef
BM
0012
70
41
34
6.58
Red
6.87
8.79
36.8
Fan Coral
BM
0013
64
49
32
6.13
Red
6.28
10.48
31.9
Soft Glow
BM
0014
57
56
37
7.47
Red
5.49
11.29
22.8
Soft Shell
BM
0015
89
13
50
1.21
YR
8.77
2.70
73.3
Bermuda Pink
BM
0016
88
16
42
8.93
Red
8.69
3.28
71.6
Pheonix Sand
BM
0017
83
23
45
9.55
Red
8.17
4.60
61.1
Monticello Peach
BM
0018
73
34
44
9.35
Red
7.17
6.83
46.1
Salmon Run
BM
0019
69
42
40
8.41
Red
6.74
8.57
39.1
Fresno
BM
0020
66
54
41
8.43
Red
6.40
10.73
31.7
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