How to get different colors by mixing paints

Nature has a countless variety of shades. Sometimes, in order to convey the most realistic story, you need tones that you can’t find in your palette. But to get them by yourself, not having enough experience, is quite difficult.

The colors mixing table greatly simplifies this process. It allows you to get the desired result, both in art and in construction, when creating an individual design solution of the interior.

If we talk about drawing, you need to remember that the overall appearance will affect not only the exact ratio of colors but also the background, the orientation of the smear relative to the canvas material, the thickness of the application and other details.

For convenience, we will divide the shades into groups of primary colors and tell you what colors you need to use to get a particular tone of the required saturation.

You need:
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Simple mixing

Before proceeding to the description of complex shades, try to understand the basic ones. It’s considered to be only three primary colors: red, yellow and blue. On their basis, we get the secondary ones:

Orange

Red plus yellow;

Orange

Green

Yellow plus blue;

Green

Purple

Blue plus red.

Purple

If you combine one primary and one secondary color, we will achieve transitional shades: red-orange; yellow-green; blue-purple; red-purple; blue-green and yellow-orange. Often these tones serve as the basis for realistic, deep and rich colors.
Often these tones serve as the basis for realistic, deep and rich colors.

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Blue

It’s being used quite often. You can’t create the sky, ice, water, flowers and other elements without it.

Blue

The slightest nuance shows the credibility of the picture, fortunately we can get the desired shade of blue by mixing colors:

Turquoise

Add some green color;

Turquoise

If your turquoise color is close to blue-add a little bit of the green color;

Pastel blue

add white color;

Pastel blue

Wedgwood

Mix it with white color and a drop of black paint;

Wedgwood

Dark blue (deep)

Add a black color and a little bit of green color to the main paint;

Dark blue (deep)

Royal blue

A liitle bit more of black color and a little bit of green. You can dilute it with the water a little bit;

Royal blue

Purple

Add the paint of bright red color;

Purple

Grey-blue

Light grey and a little bit of white;

Grey-blue

Light turquoise

It requires a blue-green base, which is mixed with a drop of yellow-green and white tones;

Light turquoise

Turquoise-green

Add blue color to green one;

Turquoise-green

Dark turquoise

We’ll get it by mixing the blue-green and the yellow-green, adding one drop of the last color;

Dark turquoise

White-blue

The main paint is white and it’s being mixed with blue one;

White-blue

Cornflower blue

We get it by mixing purple, a drop of red-brown, blue and black colors;

Cornflower blue

Lavender

Dilute purple and blue with the water.

Lavender

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Gray

You can find this color in the works and the interior as often as blue color. Many natural phenomena, shadows and unobtrusive coating of the walls in the apartment are created with the help of these neutral shades.

gray

Ordinary grey

Black with white in equal quantity;

Ordinary grey

Black with a drop of white color will make gray look darker. White and a little bit of black – lighter.

 Pearl grey

Mix two monochrome colors with blue color;

Pearl grey

Cold grey

Add grey to green color;

Cold grey

Warm grey

Mix grey with ochre;

Warm grey

Grey-green

Add white and green colors to grey one;

Grey-green

Grey-blue

Add white tone and the pigment of the blue paint to light grey color;

Grey-blue

Charcoal grey

Mix a large amount of black pigment with the grey color.

Charcoal grey

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Brown

Brown

Depending on what primary color you need, combine:

  • Green with red paint pigment;

Brown

  • The same bright red color with yellow and blue;

Brown

  • Yellow paint with white, black and red;

Brown

  • Mix orange with blue or grey.

Brown

The variations of brown color are created:

Mustard shade

The pigment of yellow paint in connection with red, green and a small amount of black tone;

Brown

Golden-brown

A lot of yellow color and in equal amounts – red, green, white and blue tones;

Golden-brown

Medium brown

Add red and blue to yellow paint, lighten it with white color and darken it with black one;

Medium brown

Brick brown

Add red-purple paint to the yellow-orange base;

Brick brown

Beige tone

You will get it if you add white to brown and then create the brightness by using yellow color;

Beige tone

Tobacco shade

It’s being achieved by mixing yellow, red, white and green.

Tobacco shade

Ochre

It’s a mixture of yellow and brown.

Ochre

Dark chocolate

Red plus green or red (basic), yellow and blue colors.

Dark chocolate

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Red

The red palette is characterized by a wide variety – from pale pink to dark purple.

Red

You can play with shades of red by adding white color to the main paint.

Royal red

If you add blue to red color;

Royal red

Royal purple

It requires blue and yellow colors;

Royal purple

Ordinary purple tone

You get it after adding a couple of drops of bright blue and bright yellow to the red paint;

Ordinary purple tone

Dark purple

Add blue and black to red color;

Dark purple

Pink

The basis for creating pink color is white in combination with red;

Pink

Apricot

We will get it in the process of mixing white, ochre and red;

Apricot

another variant: red plus yellow, brown and white;

Apricot

Rich chestnut (deep)

You will create it easily by mixing black or brown with red;

Rich chestnut (deep)

Orange-red

Combine bright red and a liitle bit of yellow. The more yellow, the lighter the tone;

Orange-red

Tomato shade

We create it by adding yellow and brown to the red;

Tomato shade

Crimson

Add white tone in combination with brown and blue to bright red. The more the white pigment will be the more pink the color will be;

Crimson

Berry color

It’s synthesis of scarlet, red and red-brown;

Berry color

For plum color

Mix white, blue and black with red;

For plum color

Red burgundy

You can have it by adding brown, yellow and black;

Red burgundy

Rich burgundy

We create it by using red-purple and a little bit of blue-purple colors;

Rich burgundy

You can depict blood realistically by mixing red-orange base with yellow-orange and blue-purple colors.
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Yellow and orange

We can’t imagine summer landscapes without these shades.

Yellow and orange

Pure orange

We can get it by diluting red and yellow colors;

Pure orange

For bright orange

You need to add orange and brown to white color;

For bright orange

Tangerine color

We get it by mixing yellow with red and brown;

Tangerine color

Soft salmon tone

Yellow-orange or yellow-green with red-orange and white;

Soft salmon tone

Gold

We’ll get it by mixing red or brown with yellow;

Gold

Honey shade

It requires white, yellow and dark brown paint;

Honey shade

For lemon color

Add white and a little bit of green to yellow color;

For lemon color

Eggshell color

You can have it if you add yellow and a drop of brown color to the white paint;

Eggshell color

Plausible skin color is achieved by a yellow-brown tint and by a large amount of white.
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Green

It’s created by adding yellow and blue paints. The amount of the first or the second shade affects the saturation of the resulting tone.

Green

Mint color

Mix the green paint with the white one;

Mint color

Olive color

You can easily create it by combining yellow and green colors;

Olive color

Color of the grass

Mixing of blue and green paints. You can change the shades by using the yellow tone;

Color of the grass

Coniferous shade

It’s a synthesis of green shade with black color with a small amount of yellow;

Coniferous shade

Emerald

It appears in the process of mixing drops of white and yellow pains with the main color;

Emerald

Pale green

It requires yellow and blue colors and a drop of black color will give depth;

Pale green

Light green shade

We’ll get it by mixing green with yellow or white pigment;

Light green shade

Bottle color

It’s achieved by connecting yellow and blue;

Bottle color

Khaki color

Khaki is based on green and brown colors. And you can get it by mixing yellow-orange with blue-green or blue-purple tones.

Khaki color

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How to get shade using a color

In the chemical industry, color is a special highly concentrated pigment mixture which can be used to obtain any shade of paint. There are universal colors that are used for any paintwork materials. It’s added to the paint to make it acquire the desired color.

Depending on the concentration of color in the paint, you can achieve both bright and saturated colors and pastel and muted tones.

Table: what colors to mix in the color to get the needed shade

Scarlet 209* – 1, Orange 206* – 2-Chrome-yellow 235* 3, Gold 240 – 4, Sun 207* – 5, Green Apple 246 – 6, Mint 221 – 7, Dark green 213 – 8, Khaki 239 – 9, Sea-wave, 244 – 10, Sky 210 – 11, Ultramarine – 218 – 12, Blue 245 – 13, 243 Lilac – 14, Purple 216* – 15, Black-204 – 16-Dark brown-206 – 17, Brown 205 – 18, Coffee with milk – 237 – 18. Ochre 201 – 19, Violet270* – 20, Cherry-215 – 21.

How to get shade using a color

How to get shade using a color
Conclusion

Conclusion

The variants for mixing colors, as you can guess, are endless. The combinations provided by us are more suitable for beginners. Professional work will require more in-depth knowledge and experience. Only practice will show what color will give the mixture of red and blue, how to make a white color, how to create a purple color, how many drops for additional tone to add to create the perfect shade.



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