Developed by Arts Tree lead tutor De Gillett, here is the help you need to mix exactly the colour you want, every single time! Twoversions available - laminated paper, or high quality giclee on canvas.

 
Sizes & Options
Sizes & Options

To mix any colour, locate it on the colour wheel. The colours towards the centre are tints, with added white, while the colours towards the outer edge are shades, with added black. The largest area in any arm of the wheel are filled with hues. Find the hue closest to the tint or shade you wish to mix, then move both left and right to find the nearest primary colours (red, yellow or blue) and mix them together. For instance, if you want to mix peach, note that it is located close to the centre of the wheel, on an arm between warm yellow and warm red.  So if you mix any warm yellow ( check the list on the Colour Tool to know which yellows are warm- Arylamide Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre) together with any warm red- (Cadmium Red Light (Scarlet), Pyrole Red, Napthol Red Light, Vermillion, Cadmium Orange) and then add some white, you'll have it! Because peach is located much closer to the warm yellow than it is to the warm red, it makes sense that you'll be using more yellow in the mix than red.

The colours on the wheel are clean, rather than muddy or dirty. That's why we have also included some handy strips of colour mixes to remind you how to mix those muddy colours that you so often need when painting naturally occurring colours like those in the great outdoors- clean greens rarely occur in nature!