How to Make Bright Red Paint

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Producing bright colors by mixing paint has been a technique used by many artists and painters throughout time. The process for producing brighter colors varies widely depending on the type of bright color you want to achieve. Basic knowledge of color wheel dynamics is essential in knowing how to appropriately mix paint together to produce desired colors. Most brighteners in paint are simple yellows, oranges and whites. With the appropriate know-how, anybody can mix paint together to produce the color of bright red.

Things You'll Need

  • Red paint
  • White paint
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Palette

Place even amounts of red paint and white on your color pallet about 2 inches apart from one another. Typically, about 1 tsp. of each is a good start.

Place a small amount (1/2 tsp.) of orange nearby the white paint and, mix them together thoroughly. Ensure that you produce a creamy pastel orange.

Add small amounts of the pastel orange into the red paint and mix them together until you produce the appropriate brightness of red.

Add a small amount of white back into the mixture of bright red to lighten the tone, if necessary.

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