HSV, also known as HSB, is a way of specifying colors. It is similar to RGB, but instead of stating how much red, green, and blue is in the color, it states the hue, saturation, and value of the color.

Hue, Saturation, and Value Edit

Hue Edit

Hue is the color of the color- red, green, blue, yellow, etc.

Saturation Edit

Saturation is how much pigmentation is in the color.

Value Edit

Value, also known as brightness or lightness, is how dark a color is.


Here's a color picker. Moving to the right, you get more saturation, or color. Moving to the left, you lose color and it goes to gray- desaturation. The value would be up and down. And the hue exists on the color bar to the right of the big box.