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Paint Imposter or Friendly Alternative: What is a Hue?



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When you are choosing paint colours you may have come across the word "hue" being tacked on to the end of a colour description. For example, Ultramarine Blue Hue. This colour, Ultramarine Blue Hue, is not made of the same pigment as Ultramarine Blue. It may look similar and this is because it is designed to have a similar "look" but nothing can emulate Ultramarine Blue and it will have completely different qualities. The hue version of…


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