This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
When trying to darken or dull a color you can do one of two things.
Either add the compliment or add neutral tint.
When you add a complimentary color to the original color, it will darken it.
(The complimentary color is the opposite color on the color wheel)
For instance, if you want to darken a red, just add green to it.
The same goes for purple and yellow and for blue and orange.
Or you can use neutral tint.
Which you can buy in a tube.
Or you can make your own.
To make your own, mix French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna!
Another great use for those two fabulous colors.
So to darken a red, just add some French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna.
It will look like this: