You can discern what hue family a color belongs to by comparing to hue family parents. Compare the color to a big chip of red, blue, green, yellow, etc. and the hue family will be obvious because color responds to its context. Comparing one color to another is basic context.
NEVER COMPARE COLOR TO A WHITE BACKGROUND
All colors of white do the same thing. White overpowers color swatches and makes them appear more grayed down, not so bright and intense. Underestimating a color’s brightness and intensity is the #1 mistake people make when choosing paint colors. “It’s too bright” is the #1 reason people give as to why they don’t like the color they chose.
A white background or border will fool you into thinking the color is not as bright or intense as it actually is so use this Hue Family Parents Cheat Sheet instead.Hue Parents in Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore
Did you like learning about hue parents? You could learn a lot more about how color works at Camp Chroma Online Color Training.
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