Is the intensity of a color not related to how light or dark that color is?


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Question

Is the intensity of a color not related to how light or dark that color is?

Answer

Within in the context of color theory, intensity refers to how much gray has been added to a hue. The less gray added to a hue, the more pure or saturated the color will be.

When we talk about the lightness of a color, we are referring specifically to how much white or black has been added to a hue.