Therefore, a bright purple can only be obtained if you use your blue-red with your red-blue. The more extreme each of these are the brighter the purple. In other words, use your bluest red and reddest blue. This leads to the problem with alizarin crimson.
White is an absolute that brightens and lightens color mixes. White is an absolute that can be added to any color or combination of colors to brighten or make paler. If you mix tones of red and blue and the resulting purple is not bright enough, it may be that the red or blue tone you used contains too much black.
To mix an intense, bright purple, you need to start with the right red and blue for the job. For the most saturated (intense) purple, you will need to combine a cool red and a warm blue. (For a refresher on what this means you can refer to my What is a Cool Red?
Mix the primary colors red and blue to achieve a purple hue. Add a bit of another color, depending on whether you want a lighter or darker shade. You can use white, pink, magenta, or navy blue or even black, until you get the shade you want. Make sure to mix everything well so it becomes a uniform color.
How to make purple paint
- Mix together equal parts red and blue.
- Add more blue and some white to make a lilac.
- Mix blue, yellow and red with a paint brush.
- Sample this colour on a piece of paper.
- If it's too red, add more blue and yellow.
You can also try adding a tiny amount of Cadmium Lemon Yellow to lighten the purple paint. This will give you a less pastel look. Make sure to use the Lemon Yellow as other yellows will give you a dull, muted greyish purple. Adding white to Dioxazine Purple will also work to give you a light purple paint.
Mix permanent rose and cerulean blue to make a dark purple.
Always use a true red that has no yellow bias. Cerulean blue does have a slight green bias, but adding it to the permanent rose will produce a darker shade of purple that has gray undertones.
As purple is a secondary color, the primary colors red and blue make purple when mixed together. However, there are many other colors you can use (including different shades of blue and red) to create different shades of purple color.
The color royal purple with hexadecimal color code #7851a9 is a shade of blue-magenta. In the RGB color model #7851a9 is comprised of 47.06% red, 31.76% green and 66.27% blue. In the HSL color space #7851a9 has a hue of 267° (degrees), 35% saturation and 49% lightness.
Paints that dry to a matte surface appears less vibrant than those with a glossy finish. If you don't mind the glare, you can experiment with adding gloss medium to your paint. Applying a coat of Liquitex gloss medium as a varnish can also make the color appear brighter and increase contrast.
Mixing yellow and violet will give you a dark brown color as they are both complementary colors. What is this? When you mix two complementary colors together like red and orange together, will get you the color orange. If you mix orange with purple, you will get the shades color brown.
Blue and red are essential to creating purple, but you can mix in other colors to create different shades of purple. Adding white, yellow, or gray to your mixture of blue and red will give you a lighter purple. Incorporating black into your blue and red mixture will give you a darker shade of purple.
Like all shades of purple, lilac is made by mixing red and blue. Adding a bit of white paint will lighten the shade to create lilac's pastel hue.
Donna, Dioxazine Purple is one of those lovely transparent colors that you can't mix. You might try experimenting with a little ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson for a substitute, but it wouldn't have the same punch that dioxazine has.
Dioxazine is the original violet color that came out in the earliest acrylic paint ranges. It is a deep clean, and very dark violet colour that is well liked by artists. It is also known as carbazole violet, both names refer to the same pigment. It is closely related chemically to the pyrrole pigments.
Substitutes for Dioxazine Purple
Phthalo Blue and Quinacrdone Magenta : I would start with the Phthalo Blue and add small amounts of magenta until it matches Dioxazine Purple. Ultramarine Blue and Quinacridone Magenta: Begin with a pile of Ultramarine Blue and add Quinacridone Magenta.
Add a small amount of any blue paint to the palette with your brush… Brush both colors together and add a very yellow yellow and mix. You'll eventually find the perfect neon green as long as you keep adding more bright yellow.
Acrylic paintings can often look dull when they're dry, and some manufacturers such as Old Holland and Winsor & Newton have started to add a glossy acrylic binder to give the paints a more satin appearance.
Add small amounts of the pastel orange into the red paint and mix them together until you produce the appropriate brightness of red.
The color Midnight Purple belongs to the color family Dark Purple. It is of a low brightness and a high saturation. The color Midnight Purple corresponds to the hex code #280137. In the additive (digital) color space RGB, it is composed of 16% Red, 0% Green and 22% Blue component.
Plum is a purple color with a brownish-gray tinge, like that shown on the right, or a reddish purple, which is a close representation of the average color of the plum fruit.