How to Mix a Peach Color With Acrylic Paint

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By following basic color mixing rules, you can combine ifferent colors to create a neutral, peach color.
By following basic color mixing rules, you can combine ifferent colors to create a neutral, peach color. (Image: paint image by Darren Nickerson from Fotolia.com)

Acrylic paint, one of the most commonly used types of paint for interior spaces and art projects, makes for a popular modern medium due to its versatility, quick drying time and ease of use. Most acrylic paints are also allergen-free and nontoxic, making them particularly ideal for children's projects. Whether you want to create a neutral skin-toned hue for a painting, or you need a peachy shade for any other purpose, mixing specific colored paints will create a peach paint color.

Things You'll Need

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

Dip a paintbrush into the orange acrylic paint and place a dollop of the paint onto a blank space on a painter's palette. The orange paint makes up the majority of the peach color, so use slightly less than the total amount of peach color needed.

Dip the paintbrush into the red acrylic paint and add one-third the amount of orange paint used to the paint on the palette. Mix the colors together thoroughly.

Dip the paintbrush into the white acrylic paint and add one-third the amount of orange paint used to the paint mixture on the palette. Mix the colors together thoroughly. The white paint helps lighten the orange-red shade and create a peach color.

Tips & Warnings

  • To lighten the peach shade, add a small additional amount of white paint. To darken the peach shade, add a small amount of brown, black, or another darker shade of paint. Mixing paint colors can be tricky, and it is always best to continue adding smaller rather than larger amounts of light or dark paint until you achieve the desired color.

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