Jan 222010

Mixing any two colors will create a third color

Whether you are painting or drawing in color, it helps to understand the basics of what happens when one color blends with another. There are three primary colors.  You can create just about any paint colors you want by mixing these primary colors.  Here are the basics:

Red and yellow mix to make orange.

Yellow and blue are mixed to make green.

Red and blue combine to make purple.

More red with blue makes a redder purple just like more blue with yellow will create a bluer green. Mixing in white will lighten your color or make it a soft pastel shade. Adding black will only make your color dark and muddy. These basic color mixtures hold true whether you are doing fine arts, crafts, painting a house or even mixing colors for cake icing!

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