Colors in nature and art, defined by hue, value, and chroma.
chroma is the quality by which we distinguish a strong color from a weak one.
The full hue title or symbol may now be written as follows: hue name, amount of chroma, value.
Initial for hue, numeral above for value, numeral below for chroma.
The true complement of the buttercup, then, is not the violet, which is too weak in chroma to balance its strong opposite.
Three scales united,—each step a change of hue, value, and chroma.
It may be necessary to reduce oil paints in chroma beyond the point indicated in Rule 12h.
It becomes necessary to record at regular intervals, this loss of chroma.
The wall areas are shown to be lowest in chroma, followed by the increasing intensity of wood stains, glazes, and enamels.
If two hues are used, one of them should be reduced in chroma to nearly gray.
"quality or intensity of color," 1889, from Latinized form of Greek khroma "surface of the body, skin, color of the skin," also used generically for "color" and, in plural, "ornaments, embellishments," related to khros "surface of the body, skin," khrozein "to touch the surface of the body, to tinge, to color;" the root is explained as being somehow from PIE *ghreu- "to rub, grind" (see grit (n.)).