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Perceived Brightness

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Book: Refactoring UI
  • Colors have a perceived brightness

  • The 3 maxima of perceived brightness are

  • The 3 minima of perceived brightness are

  • When creating shades of color, one heuristic is that we can rotate hue towards the local maxima to increase brightness or towards the local minima to decrease brightness

  • Rotating the hue beyond 20-30 degrees will change the perception of the color to a different one.