Key Discovery: Concept of Saturation

The saturation of a color is its degree of richness, purity, or grayness. Other commonly used terms for saturation are intensity or chroma of a color.

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Munsell notation – saturation
The numbers in the table below refer to the saturation as measured by the Munsell system and notation. This notation goes from 0
(black and white) to 10/12/14 for the most saturated tube colors, with 14 being the maximum saturation possible.

Reference saturation in nature

The saturation scale (referred to as chroma in the literature on the Munsell system) goes from:

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