- Refers to how much a particular wavelength from a light source dominates the other wavelengths.
For example, with a weak dull blue, less of the blue wavelength would be visible than with a deep bright blue. With the bright blue, the blue wavelength is dominate over the other wavelengths of light (red and green).
- Saturation is the purity of color.
An attribute of perceived color, or the percentage of hue in a color.
Saturated colors are called vivid, strong, or deep.
Desaturated colors are called dull, weak, or washed out.