View this color variations of shades, tints, tones, hues and temperatures.
A shade is created by adding black to a base color, increasing its darkness. Shades appear more dramatic and richer.
A tint is created by adding white to a base color, increasing its lightness. Tints are likely to look pastel and less intense.
A tone is created by adding gray to a base color, increasing its lightness. Tones looks more sophisticated and complex than base colors.
A hue refers to the basic family of a color from red to violet. Hues are variations of a base color on the color wheel.
Color are often divided in cool and warm according to how we perceive them. Greens and blues are cool, whilst reds and yellows are warm.