Why are the edges of my paintbrush grayish and not the true color?

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For some reason, anytime I try to paint a dark color on top of a lighter one, the edges of my brush appear dessaturated and grayish. The center is the true color but the outside edge isn't. I have opacity set to pen pressure. Opacity and Flow are at 100%. There are no filters on and the color chosen is the most saturated possible. My monitor settings are right so I think it's something to do with photoshop. The only settings on the brush are opacity jitter and smoothing. Please help, I can't paint with true colors!
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Chris Cox

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The outer edge will be a blend of the source and destination colors.
Even a hard edged brush has some antialiasing / blending on the outside edge.
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Peter Neill

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Yes but the source and destination colors are blending gray. The middle tone between the two looks gray/pinkish. Not a true middle.
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Chris Cox

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What are the two colors? Odds are that they blend to gray....
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eartho

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please provide an example so that people can see what you're talking about.