Mix colors To create new tones | Free Guide

Mix Colors
Mix Colors

It's great how to date there are millions of shades to paint walls. In fact, in these modern time, paint shops have tools that create tone. That is, new nuances . But the detail is that you have to pay more for a job you can do. So you want to know how to make your own tones?. Keep reading that here you will learn to mix colors to create new tones. 

First it is good to read basic terms to be aware of the time to go into practice.

Primary colors: They are not born from the meld of any tone. In other words, they are pure. So we have:

  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red
Before the name was primitive colors.

Color disc:  It is a color wheel that starts with the mixing of the primary tones. Then  in the middle are these 3 colors. After mixing them, 3 more secondary colors come out. Up to this point the graph is shaped like a hexagon. Mix primary and secondary makes tertiary. Then the disk takes shape.

Cold colors: Cause effect of cold weather on the human. Even when studies relate the color blue as the main cold, there is more. For example Green. On the other hand, this type of tone refers to:
  • Night
  • Calm
  • Peace
  • Winter
  • Space...
Warm colors: It causes a mild climate effect in humans. Even when studies relate the color red as the main cold, there is more.  For case Yellow. So the more red it has a warmer color it is. So this kind of colors sticks with:
  • Day
  • Fire
  • Joy
  • Danger...
 Yes now!!! To what we care, we will tell you step by step how to mix colors. 

Tools I need to mix colors.

It is the first step. On the one hand if the job is to create pictures, look for:

  • Palette
  • Brushes
  • Palette knife...

On the other hand, if it is for wall, keep in mind:
  • Pots to add colors 
  • Stirring rod 
  •  Free space to try... 
A vital fact is to clean the tools when you make a new mixture.

The color circle is a guide on color combinations. Even if you can download it from the web, it is best that you do it with practice. In fact it is a good way to learn fast. So have primary colors loved.

The root for mix colors.

From the primaries the other colors arise. In fact you will see that you can get a lot of tones. But the point is to try and get experience. So do not worry that in time you will be an expert. 

Pour the blue and yellow tones equally. So you get the pure green color. On the other hand, mix yellow and red in exact portions to create the orange color. Next, combine red and blue to create purple.

So the 3 new colors are:
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Purple
These are the secondary colors.

It is vital to say that if in the mix you add more portion of a color, the final result tends to that tone.

You can see that you have 6 colors.

Tertiary colors.

Primary and secondary colors make this kind of tones. So:
  • Yellow + green = greenish yellow
  • Yellow + Orange = Orange Yellow
  • Blue + green = Greenish blue
  • Blue + purple = Violet blue
  • Red + purple = Violet red
  • Red + Orange = Orange Red

Brown color.

There are some methods to create it. Next the mixtures:
  • Orange + Blue = brown
  • Purple + Yellow = Yellowish Brown
  • Green + Red = Reddish brown

Complementary colors. 

Refers to the opposites in the color disk. In fact, the point involves at least the primary and secondary tones. In other words, the complement of a rhyme is a secondary one and vice versa. Then to find these colors put care in the primary that are not. So, if you need the orange complement, think it's made with yellow and red. Thus the color that is not is blue. It is indeed the complementary.

If you want for the yellow complement, you see that blue and red form violet. Ergo it is that.


Maybe you wonder what these colors are for?. Well here we respond. First, their use controls the vigor of the color.

Change a tone. After a mixture, the final color may change and is not what you want. So put the complement of it and that tone goes away. But if after the act the tone is gray, you can restore it with the first color.

 In works of art, the use of these colors adds: 

  • Drama
  • Harmony
  • vibration...

  • Black color.

    Like the others, this color is found in all paint stores. But if in a moment you need it fast or you don't have the money you can create it in some ways:

    With the primary colors. So if you have this triad of colors, mix them and go … Of course you can add more than one or two colors in the mix, that will depend on the use. It turns out that if you put a little white, you can clarify the color. Now if you put a little more blue you get a bluish black.

    On the other hand, if you don't have the three base tones, you can create black with the complementary colors. So if you have red and green you already have what you need to achieve the color black. But if you don't have those colors but blue and orange you are done. You can also join 40% yellow paint and 60% purple.

    Finally use brown and blue to achieve the same goal. Claro plays with the parties to get the tone you need.

    And … The color White?.

    In case you do not know, there is no color that mixed with another produces this tone. Still under study if see it as primary. So you can buy it at paint stores. In fact it is the basis for creating a lot of new colors. 

    In general, light colors are the ones that break white.

    White works for:

    • Clarify a color.
    Maybe you want to touch up the walls of your house with paint left over. But you want me to look with another tone. Then mix white with the one left over and you will see the magic. Now, if you want a lighter shade, you put more white than the remaining color. Of course that will depend on what you want.

    To put a case of 1000cc you can add 600cc of white and 400cc of the color you have. Also half and half. So you just clarify a little.

    • Darken tones. 
    On the other hand in the case of giving strength to a color you apply the inverse. That is, put in a pot white paint and add the second color in small portions.

    Mix colors for walls.


    A nice color that gives:

    • Class
    • Peace
    • Serenity...
    In general there is a standard of this tone at the commercial level. But you can vary the force or create the color from scratch. In fact it is easier than you think. Luckily we are here to guide you. Keep reading !!!.

    To make turquoise blue you need as blue and green base colors. But the good thing is that you can vary:

    • Tone
    • Force
    • Brightness...
    To do this you put:

    • White
    • Yellow
    • Light grey...
    So it is good to keep in mind the exact tone to create the color you want.

    This color has more blue than green. So it is good to use the 2: 1 scale. That is, for every 2 portions of blue you put a green one. But you can play with other proportions, just try.

    To give a little shine put a touch of yellow and mix with the blue and green. Now, stir and if you need add more until you find the point.

    If the tone is strong use white to lower it. You can also turn gray. In fact the result looks subtle. 

    You can create a dark turquoise blue by adding a little more green in the 2: 1 ratio. To say a case 2: 1.5. 

    Keep in mind to prepare a ration that reaches for what you need. Since not doing so will not be easy to create the same tone.


    It is an active but pleasant tone as it attracts the eyes of the human eye. In fact one or two walls with this color give life to any place. Apart from:

    • Class
    • Elegance
    • Calm...

    To make this color just mix yellow and red. So after the previous step you can add more yellow if you see that it looks very orange. In this way the tone will tilt more and more to the mustard color. So practice and create unique styles for your space.


    It is an adaptable tone. On the one hand, it hits both children's and adult spaces. On the other hand looks good in classic and modern places. To top it with hot and cold colors.

    Three good causes to bring this tone to your walls. But it also works for indoor and outdoor.

    Apart from the above, the salmon color grants:
    • Freshness
    • Energy...
    It is a color that tends to pink and orange. But it is none of them. Even when you can buy some nuances of color, you can also do it. It's easy, just have on hand:
    • Red
    • White
    • Yellow
    Then mix the red and white to create the pink color. Now add yellow and stir. As a result the base salmon arises. Of course you can make other nuances of the tone. So, if your taste is a strong color you can add brown paint.  But in a few parts. Also add yellow paint to the base tone and you get another hue.

    It's great how many more are born from the 3 primary colors. In fact millions!!.

    Making colors for yourself saves you money. You also customize tones. That is colors that you will not see in stores. So your space is the best place for you to become a color expert. And if you like it, you could work on this art. And if you like it, you could work on this art.

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