Brilliance is the brightness of a richly hued color. A color is brilliant when it has both high lightness and strong saturation. When prepared by mixing pigments, a large amout of a hue might be mixed with a small amount of white, but only to the degree that it remains richly hued. The opposite of brilliant colors in their value ? much darker, but just as high in saturation ? are called deep colors. Opposite to brilliant colors in saturation ? little saturated, but just as high in lightness ? are called pale colors. Opposite to brilliant colors in both value and saturation are dark colors.Also see candela, glossy, luminosity, mat, pale, pastel, and value.