What is another word for tints?

Pronunciation: [tˈɪnts] (IPA)

Tints are a type of color that can be created by adding white to a base color, resulting in a lighter version of the original hue. If you're looking for alternative words for tints, some common synonyms include shades, tones, hues, and gradations. Each of these words refers to a different aspect of color, with shades being a darker version of a color, tones being a specific level of intensity, hues being a general term for a color family, and gradations referring to the gradual shifting of color intensity. By using these synonyms interchangeably with tints, you can expand your vocabulary and express color more precisely.

Usage examples for Tints

Each moment was to be, as far as he could make it, complete in itself, owing nothing of its happiness to explanations, borrowing neither bright nor dark tints from the future.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
The contrast of the two tints causes an accidental colour resembling that of bronze, which catches the eye at the first glance, but disappears on looking closer.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
When the day was almost over, when the whole wood was fading to the neutral tints of dusk, he came.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell

Famous quotes with Tints

  • One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures... as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
    John James Audubon
  • The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.
    William C. Bryant
  • Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
    George Byron
  • You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on nature's own hues and tints.
    William Merritt Chase
  • The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
    Henry David Thoreau

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