Hue, Saturation, Brightness (HSB) - Color can be accurately described by defining the hue, saturation, and brightness of the color. Someone could say, "I made the shape blue" but that does not give enough information to understand the blue -- is the blue bright like the sky or dark like the ocean depths? is it vibrant like a neon light or dull like faded paint? To fully understand a color description, all three components of color must be described.
* Alternate terms: Chroma-Intensity-Value, Hue-Tone-Tint
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