Sometimes called saturation, chroma describes the intensity of a color. The more saturated a color, the higher its chroma. Colors with high chroma are vivid, while colors with low chroma appear dull. In this example, the images at left are unsaturated and have low chroma, while the images at right are saturated and have high chroma. Both pink and maroon, red's tint and shade, have lower chroma than their hue (red itself).