What is tint?

  • (noun): A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color.
    Synonyms: shade, tincture, tone
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In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a color with black, which reduces lightness. A tone is produced either by mixing with gray, or by both tinting and shading. Mixing a color with any neutral color, including black and white, reduces the chroma, or colorfulness, while the hue remains unchanged.

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A Blind Bargain - Preservation and Technical Specifications
... various colors, including blue tone/flesh tint, blue tint, night amber, straw amber, light lavender, green tint, and one sequence at a party was ...
Mya Than Tint - Biography
... he was the eldest of seven children to Paw Tint and his wife Hlaing ... Mya Than Tint entered Rangoon University in 1948, the year Burma gained independence from Great Britain, and received a degree in philosophy, political science ... Also a prolific translator of Western literature into Burmese, Mya Than Tint introduced his readers to world classics like War and Peace ...
Window Film - Non-automotive Uses
... Window tint can be applied to any object made of glass ... Many window tint companies will tint shopfronts windows, office block windows and house windows ... Some will even tint objects such as mirrors and coffee tables giving unique looks to everyday objects ...
Tint (magazine)
... Tint magazine is a quarterly global zine and independent magazine published in Detroit, Michigan ... Tint began as a multicultural women's webzine, first published in 2004 by then college freshman Margarita L ... women's publications, the first issue of Tint was launched in PDF format online that May ...

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