Sunday, April 14, 2013

How to Mix Brown

Mixing any two complimentary colors will neutralize them. In other words, it will make brown.

Complimentary Colors

The easiest way I have found is to first mix an orange (red + yellow) then slowly add a little blue at a time until you have the shade of brown that you need.

Brown is simply red, blue and yellow in varying amounts. If you want a reddish brown put all three colors with more red. (Same idea for if you want a yellowish brown.) Black and white can be added to make it lighter or darker. (Don't use those white watercolors though! If working in watercolor, adding water is how you lighten a color.)