When a color has black added to it, it is a shade and is darker in value. When we mix it with gray, black, or white, it becomes dull. Colors also lose intensity when mixed with their complement (the opposite color on the wheel). For example, adding a little green to bright red will make the red duller.
What does dull mean in color?
A dull color or light is not bright. The stamp was a dark, dull blue color with a heavy black postmark. Synonyms: drab, faded, muted, subdued More Synonyms of dull. dully adverb [ADV with v]
What do you call a dull color?
Colorless - Dull or lacking in color. Monotone - All one color. Muted - Subdued or softened colors. Neutral - Having very little color. Pale - Something light in color or washed out.
What does it mean to dull?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : tedious, uninteresting dull lectures. 2 : lacking sharpness of edge or point a dull knife. 3a : not resonant or ringing a dull booming sound. b : lacking in force, intensity, or sharpness a dull ache.
What does dull looking mean?
adj. 1 slow to think or understand; stupid. 2 lacking in interest.
Does dull mean dumb?
mentally slow; lacking brightness of mind; somewhat stupid; obtuse. lacking keenness of perception in the senses or feelings; insensible; unfeeling. not intense or acute: a dull pain.
Is dullen a real word?
(transitive, nonstandard) To make dull or duller; to dull. (intransitive, nonstandard) To become dull or duller; to dull.