THE WHEEL IS YOUR GUIDE to WORLD OF COLOR
Basic colors for paint pigments are red, yellow, and blue, and are the 3 colors that cannot be created by mixing other pigments.
You can blend the primary color to make more colors, for example, secondary colors like purple, green, and orange.
From there, the colors can be mixed with each other to form third colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, and red-violet, etc.
Adding Black or White to these colors creates shades (darker versions) and as well as lighter ones (pastels).
COMPLEMENTARY MIXING can be FUN
Most people don’t know the diversity of mixing colors, but it’s one amazing way to make unique colors.
When you mix complementary colors together, you can either make browns and grays or tone down the color. This process creates more realistic colors.
**Fun and but muddy fact, by adding all three primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) in equal amounts will create a dark brown color.
For a more realistic and captivating tone of green, add a tiny bit of red and see the transformation.
This is also a good way to create neutrals. Combining blue with browns can create some cool grays.
Not one color lives inside a box, once you start MIXING colors, you will create new and exciting palettes for your canvas every time!
Many paints can take over with too much of anything. Some colors can give too much pigment and it easy for it to steal the thunder.
Keep in mind that reds and some blues are very strong. Dark colors are stronger. Light colors however will need more of them in a mixture.
When in doubt, use more of the “LIGHT COLORS” and the TINIEST drop of the “DARKER COLORS” when mixing. Take your time…. and add just a tiny bit at a time to get the right color results.
**ALL Mediums REACT to PAINT PIGMENTS differently. So there will always be room for adjustment and use.
MOST OF ALL….. HAVE FUN!
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