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:
Red plus yellow;
Yellow plus blue;
Blue plus red.
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.
It’s being used quite often. You can’t create the sky, ice, water, flowers and other elements without it.
The slightest nuance shows the credibility of the picture, fortunately we can get the desired shade of blue by mixing colors:
Add some green color;
If your turquoise color is close to blue-add a little bit of the green color;
add white color;
Mix it with white color and a drop of black paint;
Dark blue (deep)
Add a black color and a little bit of green color to the main paint;
A liitle bit more of black color and a little bit of green. You can dilute it with the water a little bit;
Add the paint of bright red color;
Light grey and a little bit of white;
It requires a blue-green base, which is mixed with a drop of yellow-green and white tones;
Add blue color to green one;
We’ll get it by mixing the blue-green and the yellow-green, adding one drop of the last color;
The main paint is white and it’s being mixed with blue one;
We get it by mixing purple, a drop of red-brown, blue and black colors;
Dilute purple and blue with the water.
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.
Black with white in equal quantity;
Black with a drop of white color will make gray look darker. White and a little bit of black – lighter.
Mix two monochrome colors with blue color;
Add grey to green color;
Mix grey with ochre;
Add white and green colors to grey one;
Add white tone and the pigment of the blue paint to light grey color;
Mix a large amount of black pigment with the grey color.
Depending on what primary color you need, combine:
- Green with red paint pigment;
- The same bright red color with yellow and blue;
- Yellow paint with white, black and red;
- Mix orange with blue or grey.
The pigment of yellow paint in connection with red, green and a small amount of black tone;
A lot of yellow color and in equal amounts – red, green, white and blue tones;
Add red and blue to yellow paint, lighten it with white color and darken it with black one;
Add red-purple paint to the yellow-orange base;
You will get it if you add white to brown and then create the brightness by using yellow color;
It’s being achieved by mixing yellow, red, white and green.
It’s a mixture of yellow and brown.
Red plus green or red (basic), yellow and blue colors.
The red palette is characterized by a wide variety – from pale pink to dark purple.
If you add blue to red color;
It requires blue and yellow colors;
Ordinary purple tone
You get it after adding a couple of drops of bright blue and bright yellow to the red paint;
Add blue and black to red color;
The basis for creating pink color is white in combination with red;
We will get it in the process of mixing white, ochre and red;
another variant: red plus yellow, brown and white;
Rich chestnut (deep)
You will create it easily by mixing black or brown with red;
Combine bright red and a liitle bit of yellow. The more yellow, the lighter the tone;
We create it by adding yellow and brown to the red;
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;
It’s synthesis of scarlet, red and red-brown;
For plum color
Mix white, blue and black with red;
You can have it by adding brown, yellow and black;
We create it by using red-purple and a little bit of blue-purple colors;
Yellow and orange
We can’t imagine summer landscapes without these shades.
We can get it by diluting red and yellow colors;
For bright orange
You need to add orange and brown to white color;
We get it by mixing yellow with red and brown;
Soft salmon tone
Yellow-orange or yellow-green with red-orange and white;
We’ll get it by mixing red or brown with yellow;
It requires white, yellow and dark brown paint;
For lemon color
Add white and a little bit of green to yellow color;
You can have it if you add yellow and a drop of brown color to the white paint;
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.
Mix the green paint with the white one;
You can easily create it by combining yellow and green colors;
Color of the grass
Mixing of blue and green paints. You can change the shades by using the yellow tone;
It’s a synthesis of green shade with black color with a small amount of yellow;
It appears in the process of mixing drops of white and yellow pains with the main color;
It requires yellow and blue colors and a drop of black color will give depth;
Light green shade
We’ll get it by mixing green with yellow or white pigment;
It’s achieved by connecting yellow and blue;
Khaki is based on green and brown colors. And you can get it by mixing yellow-orange with blue-green or blue-purple tones.
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.
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.
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.