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How to Make Paint Colors: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Make Paint Colors: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

Kelly Medford

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This article was co-authored by Kelly Medford. Kelly Medford is an American painter based in Rome, Italy. She studied classical painting, drawing and printmaking in both America and Italy. She works primarily in the open air on the streets of Rome, and also travels on commissions for private international collectors. She founded Sketching Rome Tours in 2012 where she teaches sketchbook journaling to visitors to Rome. Kelly is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Art. This article has been viewed 811,107 times.

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An easy way to make paint colors is by mixing paints you already have. Start with the 3 primary colors- red, yellow and blue. Mix the colors on a plate or palette with a brush or paint knife. Experiment with mixing different combinations, such as blue and yellow to make green or red and yellow to make orange. You can always adjust the amount of each color to change the color. For example, to make blue-violet, mix red and blue, but use more blue. To make the color lighter or darker, add a little white or black paint. If you want a less intense tone, you can also mix gray color. After mixing the colors, store them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out. If you want to learn how to mix colors to get brown or gray, keep reading this article!

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