pale colors

   Any tint; colors having high lightness and low saturation. When prepared by mixing pigments, a large amount of white is mixed with a small amout of a hue. The opposite of pale colors in their value — much lighter, but just as low in saturation — are called dark colors. Opposite to pale colors in saturation — highly saturated, but just as low in lightness — are called brilliant colors. Opposite to pale colors in both value and saturation are deep colors. Also see aquamarine and pastel.

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