Synonyms for Shading:

n.

divergence, contrast, collision, diversity, variation, difference, a world of difference, distinction, variety, contradiction. discoloration, patina, point, speck, splash, band, dot, blaze, fleck. coloration (noun)
coloring.
shading (noun)
blending.

v.

coloring (verb)
coloring, painting, dying, Inking, staining, tinting.
darkening (verb)
clouding, darkening, Dimming, Obscuring, blackening.
dimming (verb)
Eclipsing, Fogging.
shading (verb)
blinding, hiding, covering, Curtaining, screening, veiling.

Other synonyms:

discoloration, speck. fleck, patina. blaze, splash. dot. band. point. Other relevant words:
band, blending, blaze, patina, dot, fleck.

Usage examples for shading

  1. Then take a large brush, containing crimson alone, and form a large round spot, gradually shading it off towards each edge. – The Royal Guide to Wax Flower Modelling by Emma Peachey
  2. Laurence threw himself into a chair and sat shading his face with his hand. – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Shading his eyes with his hand, Captain Hughes paused breathless on the mountain- height. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley