What is the Color Category?
It’s a Color from the Yellow Hue Family because of its Value of 7.68 and Chroma of 1.38.
With a Chroma more than 1.00 we’re out of the neutral category and into a full-on color. If you look at the Hue Family atlas directly below, you can see where Shiitake fits in among the other colors. It’s closer to the neutral value pole than it is to its more colorful siblings. So all things considered, when comparing it to other colors in its family, it’s on the less colorful and more neutral end of things.
But there are colors that are more neutral than Shiitake; in context of a space and its contents, it’s going to hold its own in terms of blending in, coordinating, harmonizing and not getting lost in the background.
How can we so clearly and concisely categorize color of whites and off-whites? Because we have hue, value, chroma and LRV color notations that describe what colors look like. So, we can easily eliminate confusion and chaos. Making the task of sorting and categorizing paint colors fun and an absolute pleasure: