dark

   , darkness
   A shade; a color having low lightness and low saturation, and reflecting only a small fraction of incident light. When prepared by mixing pigments, a dark color may be achieved by mixing a large amount of black with little or no amout of one or more hues — only to the degree that it remains very neutral in color. Opposite to dark colors in saturation — highly saturated, but just as low in lightness — are called deep colors. The opposite of dark colors in their value — much lighter in value, but just as low in saturation — are called pale colors. Opposite to dark colors in both value and saturation are brilliant colors.

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