Asked • 04/01/19

How to create a lighter/darker shade of a color for the hover state of a button?

I've been designing buttons for a while now but when it comes to selecting the color(s) for the hover state of either a gradient or solid its been mostly been a matter eyeballing a darker tone. Is there a structured color theory out there that would help better judge what would be a more appropriate tone to use? How dark should I go from the original? How can I define lighter or darker shades of the "same" colour?

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