How to Mix Paint to Get a Peach Color

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Mixing paints to get certain colors can be tricky, especially since more often than not the final product ends up looking too dark, too light or too muddy to use. When mixing paints to get a peach color, it is very important that you are careful with how much color you mix. Even the slightest overdose of any component can ruin the color and force you to start over. It's important to stay focused and be careful as you mix the paint so that you can achieve the exact shade you are looking for.

Things You'll Need

  • White paint
  • Paint palette
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper towel
  • Yellow paint

Step 1

Add a dollop of white paint to a painting palette. Use about as much paint as you'll need total. Make sure not to make too little, since it is nearly impossible to create the exact same shade twice.

Step 2

Use a paintbrush to add a tiny amount of red paint to the white paint and mix it around with the brush. The end result should be a very light pink. If the pink is bright or even close to looking like a light red, add more white until the correct shade is obtained.

Step 3

Clean the brush thoroughly with warm water and a paper towel. There should be absolutely no trace of red on the paper towel when you are done. Even the slightest bit of leftover paint can change the entire shade.

Step 4

Add the same minuscule amount of yellow paint that you did red paint and mix with the brush. A little bit goes a long way, so make sure to only add a tiny bit at a time. The addition of the yellow paint should create a fresh, bright peach color.

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