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Term: Desaturated Color

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This refers to colours of less luminosity and vividness. Desaturated colors have a reduced amount of the initial colour (hue) due to the addition of their complementary color. Complementary colors are colors that face each other on the color wheel. When mixed with each other, two complementaries reduce each other’s saturation towards grey; in other words, they desaturate each other. For related information, read the entry concerning contrast of saturation. 

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