What is HUE?

We’ve all heard the term hue before, but do we really know what it means?

HUE Defined

The term hue refers to the origin of a color we see, meaning the pure pigment of it. A great example of hues can be seen in a rainbow. Surely the hues blend into each other, however, it's the pure pigment of the color that we see -- no mixed tones or other variations.

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HUE vs. Color (and other elements)

So, what's the difference between hue and color? Color includes all variations we see including different shades, tints, and tones. When black, white, or grey are added to a hue, it's no longer the pure pigment, now it's a different variation of the hue.

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HUE in Design

Now that you have a better understanding of what hue is, you are able to distinguish pure hues in a room and other elements. When using pure hues in a room, you are able to see the contrast of the hues as oppose to when a room is more toned down. The images below have a variation of pure hues, shades, tints, and tones.

Work by La Hue Living

Nonetheless, incorporating hues into your home will add LIFE so don't be afraid to play around! Don't forget that here at La Hue Living, we love to talk design and we have a full workroom on site. To learn more about what we do, visit our website or feel free to visit us!

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Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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