You may want to have a deeper, darker yellow in your painting, but you don't have the shade you want in a bottle. Making a dark yellow is not as simple as mixing black into yellow paint. The color will come out with a bluish hue. Instead, you can mix other colors with your yellow to find the shade you desire. Many artists enjoy making their own shades of color from a few basic colors. With the proper guidance, you can experiment mixing colors to get the perfect shade.
Things You'll Need
Tube of red paint
Tube of yellow paint
Tube of white paint
Creating Darker Yellows
Put two parts yellow on your palette.
Put one part red on your palette touching the yellow.
Put one part white next to the other two colors on your palette.
Gently mix the colors together with the stick end of your paint brush until you have a fully mixed color.
After you have found your darker yellow, experiment with amounts of the other colors until you have created the perfect, dark yellow.