How to mix paint colors for your paint can or bucket

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 22, 2022
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Mixing colors is a precise matter and mixing colors gives you great results.

Mixing colors often happens in a mixing machine.

This machine is set up in such a way that it knows exactly the quantities that provide a certain color.

How to mix paint colors

Of course you also want to know how colors are made.

The substances that provide a color grow in nature or are extracted from rock.

This is also called pigments.

You can make a color with these pigments.

However, there are three basic colors that you can use to create all colors.

Those are the colors: red, yellow and blue.

Pigments are also made in a paint factory.

You can recognize a color by its wavelength.

By that I mean only the colors you can see.

To give an example: Yellow has a wavelength of 600 nanometers.

And numbers and letters are added to that wavelength so that the mixing machine knows which colors to add.

Mixing colors gives many creations.

To give an example about mixing a color, let’s make it white.

White is not a color.

To get this white, all basic colors are used.

In addition, by mixing the colors of red, blue and yellow, new colors are also created.

And these colors are also added.

The more colors are added, the lighter the color becomes.

This is how white is made.

Of course, this has to be done in the right proportions.

I remember from back in school that mixing colors resulted in another color.

Brown is made of red, yellow and blue. Do you remember?

The color green is created by mixing the colors of blue and yellow.

And so I could go on for a while.

Nowadays you have so many colors that you can no longer see the trees for the forest.

Fortunately, you don’t have to mix more paint yourself.

After all, we have a color chart for this!

I hope I explained to you enough.

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I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.