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:

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