Darkening brown paint is an essential process for anyone who wants to become a competent painter. You can use the skills you learn to darken brown paint to darken paint of any other color. Learning to darken (and lighten) colors is one of the major aspects of painting and a necessary part of learning color theory, color blending and mixing shades. Fortunately, it is a skill that you can learn in mere moments, although the more practice you have with it, the better your results will be.
Things You'll Need
- Black paint
- Small round brush
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Pour a dollop of brown paint onto your palette. If you do not own a palette, a piece of cardboard, plastic or glass will do.
Dip the small brush into your black paint and mix it thoroughly into the brown dollop.
Observe the new shade of brown you have achieved. If it is not as dark as you desire, repeat step 2 until you reach the desired shade of dark brown.