how to make brown

How To Make Brown Paint

Simple guide where I show you how easy it is making the brown color using other colors.
With the wide range of low chroma colors which are similar to brown, those range in hue from yellows through to oranges and reds. But there still are a few colors that may help you in the process.

What colors make brown?

3 step guide:

1- Get a color wheel that shows primary, secondary and tertiary colors.

  • Primary Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue;
  • Secondary Colors: Orange, Green, Violet;
  • Tertiary Colors:Brown, tans, etc.

2- Mix the Blue color with yellow to get green.

3- Mix green with red to obtain brown.

Why would you make brown paint:

There are lots of reasons why you may want to mix colors to make brown paint. Some reasons would be for artists mixing water colors, you may be needing to mix colors to get the right shade of brown for painting a room in your home, or simply may not have brown available. Brown is a very popular color as an earth tone and is very neutral so can contrast or balance out many other colors.

Alternative way of making brown:

Another away of obtaining brown is mixing orange or red color with a tiny portion of black paint, adding a little bit more black if you want it darker or adding white or any other lighter color if you want it lighter. Interestingly, orange is basically considered to be in the same hue as brown.

Make Chocolate Brown:

You can make a rich chocolate brown by starting with orange, add blue slowly until you start to obtain the right tint of brown or until you get the desired chocolate brown you are looking for. If you don't have orange you could mix red and yellow to get orange.