Notebook, 1993-



Color . . . . Usually slight or pale coloration . . . . Tinge . . . . A Variation of a color . . . . Slight modifying Quality or Characteristic .. . . Shaded Effect . . . . Impart or Apply [color]

Refers to the modification of a color by the addition of other colors: for example, tinted paper is white paper which has been colored by the addition of a little pigment or paint; the tinting strength of a pigment is its degree of power to color white paint or to impart its color effect on another color or colors in mixtures. [p. 30] [Mayer, Ralph. The Painter's Craft. An Introduction to Artist's Methods and Materials. Revised and updated by Steven Sheehan, Director of the Ralph Mayer Center, Yale University School of Art. New York: Penquin Group. 1948. 1991. ]

1 tint - n [alter. of earlier tinct, fr. L tinctus act of dyeing, fr. tingere to tinge] [1717] 1a: a usu. slight or pale coloration: Hue b: any of various lighter or darker shades of a color: Tinge 2: a variation of a color produced by adding white to it and characterized by a low saturation with relatively high lightness 3: a usu. slight modifying quality or characteristic: Touch 4: a shaded effect in engraving produced by fine parallel lines close together 5: a panel of light color serving as background 6: dye for the hair

2 tint - vt [1791]: to impart or apply a tint to: Color

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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