Hypsometric colors vary with the terrain's elevation and thereby emphasize the third dimension.
Areal thematic information can be combined with shaded reliefs.
Colors according to nature try to illustrate the climate and natural vegetation.
A yellow tone can simulate an illuminated relief and thereby enhance the three-dimensional appearance of a shading.
Deriving beautifully colored shaded relief is possible from single gray-scale shading.
Based on a cartographer's artistic preference, colors can vividly depict the third dimension of terrain.