June 4, 2023
For a true brown, mix an even combination of all three primary colors; red, blue, and yellow. You can alter the shade of brown you get by varying the amount of the primary colors in the mixture. By using the principles of color theory, you can also create brown by mixing a secondary color with its complementary primary color.
May 31, 2023
Antique white is a shade of off-white which has a warm tone. It is made by adding the smallest amount of yellow to white, to create a very pale, creamy color. By comparison, white is neither warm nor cool, and is perfectly neutral because it lacks color of any kind.
May 31, 2023
Almond is a natural neutral based on the pale color of these edible nuts. Here we explore everything about the color of almond, looking at the best colors to use alongside it, and the meaning of this color.
Interestingly, yellow can be made by mixing two other colors together. When red and green are mixed, the red neutralizes the blue in green, which leaves us with yellow. This is a trick that works well with lighting, but isn’t always as successful when it comes to mixing paints.
Red is a primary color, while purple is a secondary color, and when the two are mixed in equal proportions, the resulting color is magenta, which is a tertiary color.
When blue and purple are mixed, the resulting color is called blue-purple or blue-violet. This is a color that sits halfway between blue and purple and has a cooler temperature than regular purple, though it isn’t quite as cool as solid blue.
When red and blue are mixed in even proportions, they will make violet. If you alter the percentages of red and blue in the mixture, then the final color will still be a shade of purple, but it will either be a cooler or warmer shade depending on the amount of red and blue in the mix.
Orange and blue mixed together can create versions of brown, green, and even purple.
You can make gold by using the three primary colors in varying proportions, or you can make gold by mixing yellow with a small amount of brown. Here we explore the different ways to make gold in more detail, and learn more about this prestigious color.
Having an understanding of primary colors can benefit anyone working in design or anyone who is transforming the decor in their home. Here we explore primary colors, the history of their paint pigments, and how to use them in home decor.
May 23, 2023
In order to create orange paint, the colors which need to be mixed together are yellow and red. To achieve a balanced, true orange color, the proportions of red and yellow should be even, so one part red to one part yellow.
May 23, 2023
Fortunately, hue is not a complex term; in fact, this word simply means ‘color.’ Here we expand on the term ‘hue’ and take a closer look at how it is used to describe home decor, along with other words you have likely stumbled upon in relation to hue.