MIXING PAINT How to

MIXING PAINT HOW TO

THE COLOR WHEEL CHART

DESCRIPTIVE:  Mixing Paint learn how to mix paints, and learn how to mix oil paints.  Mixing Acrylic paints is easy.  When paint mixing color it always looks darker when wet.

Learn How
to Mix Paints

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Learn the correct way of how to mix oil paints. Mixing Acrylic paints is easy. In mixing paints the color always looks darker when wet.

COLOR MIXING PAINT COLORS

When I was a small child, my mom and dad brought their first house.  The attic was un-done, and they took on the project of creating bedrooms, and a bathroom up there.  The most fascinated part of the experience was when they painted the walls.  They had this big can of white paint.

When color was squeezed into the white paint, from a tube called pigment, it changed the bland white paint into a beautiful lilac color which was put on the walls.  They actually hovered over that can of paint until they got the desired color that they wanted.  It was amazing.

When mixing any paint, with the intent to change the color or hue, all you need to do is add another color.

HOW TO MIX PAINTS

Tinting

When adding white to another color it is called tinting.  For instance, let’s say you have a navy blue color, if you add the desired amount of white you can change the navy blue into a pale, or baby blue color.

Shading

This process is called shading.  If you want the color to become darker add a little or a lot of black to the color.  Depending on how much black you add, will determine how deep the color becomes.

If you want to achieve a shade darker add black.  Example, Sienna is a shade of brown.

If you want to get a different tint add white.  Example, dark blue has a tint of white in it, making pastel blue.

White, black or gray has no color or hue.  These Fashion Colors are considered achromatic or neutral.

Hue

The hue is the specific color without black or white added to it.

HOW TO CREATE
HUES OF COLOR

A hue can be neutralized by adding some of its complement to it.

  • Neutralize any hue by adding its complement
  1. Black colors are seriousness, nobility, experience, perfection, and more.  Other colors of black are charcoal, carbon black, ebony, onyx, and ivory black.
  2. Brown  there are a lot of different color combinations that will make brown. Here are a few color combinations for what two colors make brown:
  3. Gray is created with the hues of white and black.  Get the color and meaning, and color symbolism information for grey colors search for colour names.
  4. Umber + White = Taupe  a sophisticated color, with an air of stability. The color is warm and comfortable.
  5. White cannot be created by mixing paint colors.  Technically (ex. computers) white is created  by mixing red, blue and green in equal parts.  In Western cultures the color meaning of white represents new beginnings, and clear endings.

Saturation

  • The saturation is the vibrancy of the color.
  • Low saturation is more gray or dull.
  • Full saturation is bright.

Value

  • Value is the lightness or darkness of the color.
  • Low value is black.
  • High value is white.

MIXING PAINT TIPS

  • Ensure when you are mixing paint the color is blended well, and experiment until you get the exact shade you are looking for.
  • It is a good idea to try a couple of shades on the surface to see how it actually looks in the room. Some rooms have more, or less sunlight which can effect the way a color looks on its surface.
  • Remember that after paint is newly applied to a surface, the color always looks a shade darker when it is wet, or newly applied.
  • Create neutrals by adding the colors black, or white.
  • Be careful if you add too much black the color will disappear.

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MIXING OIL PAINTS The Color Wheel Chart

MIXING OIL PAINTS

DESCRIPTIVE:  Mixing Oil Paints Learn how easy mixing paint and color mixing is through color theory.  You will need the three primary colors when color mixing paint colors.

 

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Mixing Oil Paints

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Learn how easy mixing paint and color mixing is through color theory. You will need the three primary colors when color mixing oil paint colors.

 

COLOR MIXING IS FUN

Learn how mixing paint can be fun, and color mixing can be easy through color theory techniques. You will need the three primary colors which are red, yellow, and blue. From these three colors you can create any color accept white.

    • When mixing paints ensure they are blended very well.
    • Take a look at the color wheel chart to determine which colors you will be using.

It is very easy to create different shades, and tints.

  • To create a lighter color add white.
  • To create a darker color add black.

Hue means to change color. You can find more information on changing hues on the primary colors page.

Color Palette

When mixing colors you will need a palette.  Which is a surface used to hold the oil paints.  It can be anything, a board, plastic wrap.  Most people get something that looks like the above palette.

After you have your palette you are ready to mix the oil paints.

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CHANGING PAINT TEXTURE

If you want to change the texture of the paint. Lets say you are creating mountains with snow peaks. You want the snow peaks to be raised from the surface.

  • You can thicken the paint by adding plaster, sand, or sawdust.
  • If your paint gets thick, which it will, use Mineral Spirit as a paint thinner. Turpentine also works but it is very flammable. Mineral Spirit is safer.

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MIXING ACRYLIC PAINT The Color Wheel Chart

 

MIXING ACRYLIC PAINT

DESCRIPTIVE:  Color Mixing Wheel when mixing acrylic paint learn how to mix paints easily.  Acrylic paint drys fast, and when color mixing acrylic based paints it is necessary to work quickly.

HOW TO MIX PAINTS CORRECTLY

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Mixing Acrylic Paint

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when mixing acrylic paint learn how to mix paints easily. Acrylic paint drys fast, and when mixing acrylic based paints it is necessary to work quickly. Find out what to do if the acrylic paint colors become dry.

Get instructions, and learn correct steps.  When mixing with acrylic paint you will find that it is easy.

Acrylics dry fast

  • When mixing acrylic based paints it is necessary to work quickly.
  • The acrylic paint drys fast.
  • If the acrylic paint colors become dry it will not be possible to change the color. Although, you will be able to paint over it easily.

How to thin acrylic

  • Acrylic paint is thicker than most other paints, and can be diluted or thinned with water.
  • The acrylic can also be diluted with pastes, and gels.
  • Acrylic can be diluted to the point where it looks very similar to watercolor, or oil paintings. This technique is called a wash.
  • This paint can be made to have a texture, and a specific look that is created by you, unique and unlike any other paint colors.
  • Usually the acrylic is used as a sheen, or gloss.
  • If used as a Matte it looks dull. If the color does look dull, it can be painted over with a topcoat or varnish.

How to remove Acrylic

If the canvas, or surface has just been painted, and has a fresh coat on it.  You may remove the fresh acrylic based paint with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.  Solvents should not be used to correct, but used to erase paint completely.

If you get some of the acrylic based paint on your skin, rub with oil to remove.

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COLOR MIXING INSTRUCTIONS The Color Wheel Chart

COLOR MIXING

PRIMARY COLORS

DESCRIPTIVE:  Color Mixing Wheel instructions for colour mixing and color theory. Mixing colors-primary colors-secondary colors and tertiary colors is easy when you know how to mix paints with acrylic paints.

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Color Mixing Instructions

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instructions for colour mixing and color theory. Mixing paint colors-primary colors-secondary colors, and tertiary colors is easy when you know how to mix paints with acrylic paints, and colors of the color wheel chart.

INSTRUCTIONS
COLOUR MIXING
COLOR THEORY

Mixing colors primary colors is very easy when you know how to mix paints.

  • The three primary colors for art, and beauty are red, yellow, and blue. The RYB colors.
  • The three primary colors for electronics, and the internet are red, green, and blue. The RGB colors.
  • These three colors are the only colors that cannot be made by mixing any two colors
  • The theory of colors shows us that these colors primary colors can make any color of the rainbow when mixed with black or white

NEUTRAL COLORS

  • Gray, white, and black are not on the color wheel because they are considered neutral colors
  • You can get a neutral color by mixing two complimentary colors together
  • You can create a neutral color by adding either black, or white to a primary color

When mixing with acrylic paint you will find that it is easy.

Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic

SECONDARY COLORS

  • Green, violet and orange are the secondary colors
  • Mixing two primary colors creates these secondary colors
  • Their location is between the two colors primary colors that created them on the color wheel chart

COMPLIMENTARY COLORS

  • Colors that compliment are located opposite each other on the color wheel chart
  • The following are some complimentary colors:
    • yellow / violet
    • green / red
    • orange / blue

 

 

 

 

COLOR MIXING WHEEL The Color Wheel Chart

COLOR MIXING WHEEL

Color Wheel Chart

The Color Wheel Chart or Color Mixing Wheel has 12 colors on it. Primary Colors, Secondary Colors and Tertiary Colors.

Primary Colors also called the RYB colors and are red, yellow, and blue, they belong to the subtractive color family for artists and painting.

Color Mixing Combinations

Here are the basic color combinations.

Mixing Colors
Primary Colors

Red, Yellow, Blue
cannot be created by mixing two colors.

Try the concepts on this page from the color mixing guide to create any color you can imagine.

Color mixing, and color theory is a concept that is easy to understand when you know how to mix colors.

Primary Color Wheel Chart

Mixing Colors
Secondary Colors

secondary colors mixing chart

  • Orange = yellow and red
  • Green = blue and yellow
  • Purple = red and blue

Mixing Colors
Tertiary Colors

Color Mixing Wheel Colors-4life

  • Yellow Orange = yellow and orange
  • Blue Green = blue and green
  • Violet Blue = violet and blue
  • Red Violet = red and violet
  • Orange Red = orange and red

Secondary Colors

Orange, green, and purple.  These secondary colors are made by mixing the primary colors.

color mixing wheel secondary colors

Tertiary Colors

These colors can be created on the wheel of color mixing by mixing a primary color with a secondary color.

The secondary color is always adjacent to, or next to it.

Examples are red-orange, orange-yellow, yellow-green etc.

Mixing Fashion Colors

Mixing Colors red orange

Red +

Orange

Color Mixing Orange Yellow

Orange +

Yellow

Color Mixing Blue Green

Blue +

Green

Color Mixing Purple Red

Purple +

Red

Clothing Color you have probably heard the phrase “those colors pop”.

Do you want to get your Fall Fashion Colors, and Spring Fashion Colors to look vibrant and complimentary?

Choose two colors from the wheel of color mixing that are opposite each other on the color wheel.  Or choose the secondary colors that compliment them.  If you do this your Fashion, and Interior Design Colors will pop.

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COLOR MIXING The Color Wheel Chart

COLOR MIXING The Color Wheel Chart

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MIXING COLORS

DESCRIPTIVE:  Mixing colors how to mix colors to enhance your home, and your personal fashion. Mixing acrylic paint, mixing oil paints, mixing paint.

Color Mixing Wheel

color mixing wheel
A color wheel used for mixing can help you receive and or create any color you can dream. Learn how to mix colors to enhance your home, and your personal fashion. Look your best with the color mix wheel.

Color Mixing Instructions

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instructions for colour mixing and color theory. Mixing paint colors-primary colors-secondary colors, and tertiary colors is easy when you know how to mix paints with acrylic paints, and colors of the color wheel chart.

Mixing Acrylic Paint

mixing acrylic paint
when mixing acrylic paint learn how to mix paints easily. Acrylic paint dries fast, and when mixing acrylic based paints it is necessary to work quickly. Find out what to do if the acrylic paint colors become dry.

Mixing Oil Paints

mixing oil paints
Learn how easy mixing paint and color mixing is through color theory. You will need the three primary colors when color mixing oil paint colors.

Mixing Primary Colors

primary color wheel
Easy how to mix paints, colors and the mixing paint colors guide. RGB colors on the color wheel chart and color mixing wheel.

Learn How
to Mix Paints

learn how to mix paints
Learn the correct way of how to mix oil paints. Mixing Acrylic paints is easy. In mixing paints the color always looks darker when wet.