What Colors Make Orange?
Color Theory Made Easy
Color theory is about mixing the exact right color to get the affect you desire
It's easy to say that Red and Yellow Make Orange
But how do you get all the marvelous Shades?
This is what color theory is all about
Look at the color wheel. What color is opposite orange on the wheel?
Blue and Orange are on opposite sides of the wheel
To get various shades of orange, you need to add blue
Blue neutralizes the orange, and the more you add, the closer to grey (neutral) the orange will become.
What if I want a lighter, Brighter orange?
To get lighter shades or orange, and to get closer to a peach color, you will need to add white. It lightens the color
ADDING BLACK RARELY DOES ANYTHING EXCEPT MAKE THINGS BLACK. IF YOU ONLY ADD A DROP, IT MAY DARKEN A LITTLE, BUT FOR DARKER SHADES, ADDING BLUE IS IDEAL
For Different shades:
A perfect orange will have equal parts red and yellow
For a brighter, yellower orange, add more yellow
For a deeper, redder orange, add more red
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