Color Theory: Mixing Paint Colors : Color Theory: Mixing Yellow & Green

Color Theory: Mixing Paint Colors : Color Theory: Mixing Yellow & Green


Now on this one we need more blue. That’s
looking, that’s still looking a little red so I’m going to sneak a little more blue in
here. Now one of the things you do have to know is that as soon as you put two pigments
together you’re going to have a somewhat duller pigment. It’s not going to be as strong and
as bright. But there we go. There we go, there’s violet. And then we’ve got blue and yellow
makes green. So, I’m going to put some blue over here. And, I’ve got to wash my brush
out really well because I don’t want to get too messy with the yellow and we’ll makes
some green. There’s my yellow. I’m probably not going to need, see I don’t need a whole
lot of blue to get green. And, there we go. That’s a little bit better. But it’s kind
of a dull green. I’ll show you in a minute. And there’s the green. Now this actually looks
more like a yellow green. So, I’m going to put this here. Because I’m going to cheat
on the green. And I’m just going to add in some green from a bottle. And there we have
our secondary colors.

3 Comments

  • Elizabeth Joe says:

    I strongly agree with you. purple/violet that is mixed with blue(1โ„4 cyan, 3โ„4 magenta) and red(1โ„2 magenta, 1โ„2 yellow) will rather produce a darkish dull maroon.

  • Elizabeth Joe says:

    LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Watermark0n says:

    See, you couldn't make Green! I told you so! God I hate that lying color wheel. A pure yellow and blue mixed together should rightfully make black. They're opponent colors, yellow filters out blue light, and blue filters out green and red, leaving nothing. You kind of got a brown-greenish sludge, because pigments typically aren't that pure, and also l would imagine that that's also a Cyan-ish shade of blue (just so that the makers can cover their asses when people try to mix it with yellow and get nothing remotely resembling green).

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