How to make the colour brown? Brown colours can be made from other complementary colours by mixing them, complementary colours are those which are opposite to each other like blue with orange, red with green and yellow with purple.
To make the brown colour, follow all the below steps
How to make the colour brown: Choose Colours
You can make colours with any type of colours like oil paints, watercolours and acyclic paints, you can make brown colour from any of them, just pick one of the types.
For making the brown colour, you need any two colours which are opposite to each other in the wheel like any one of the following pairs
- Blue and Orange
- Red and Green
- Yellow and Purple.
Use a paintbrush or any other thing to mix them
How to make the colour brown: Equal Amount of Colour
Make sure you have the same amount of both colours before you mix them, you can take any pair which is written before this and mix it with a paintbrush on a clean and white surface until you get a smooth brown colour.
How to make the colour brown: Colour Mixing
Different colours can be mixed together to make a different shade of the final colour, you can make a warmer or dark colour, like for example, you made a brown colour and now you want it to be light, just add a little bit of white colour in it and ix it, you will see the brown colour will become light from dark.
How to make the colour brown: Record the Colour Amount
While you are getting the colours to mix with others, make sure you calculate how much you are using for projects or other things. This will help in later future when you want to make a colour shade and you will remember how many colours you need for that
Different Shades of Brown Colour
Any colour has different shades of it and it can be made easily, below you will find how to make different shades of the brown colour.
Light Brown: For light brown, use yellow and purple for the base and to add a lighter shade add a bit of titanium white and mix it until it turns into light brown, you can add as much as you like because it is all about personal preference.
Cool Brown: Get the blue and orange colour with a few cool colours like green and purple and mix it and the final result will be a cool brown colour like lavender.
Warm Brown: To make the brown colour warm, you can make brown colour with any of the combinations and after that add a cadmium red colour with a touch of yellow colour will make a warm brown colour.
Dark Brown: Red and green colour will be perfect to make a darker brown colour and then add a bit of black colour in it and the final result will be a dark brown colour.