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How to mix gold paint

Updated April 17, 2017

Gold paint is a popular colour in design magazines and in homes. However, you are looking for a precise gold effect (metallic or not). So how do you mix gold paint on your own rather than getting store-bought gold paint? And how do you ensure you get the beautiful sheen you want without overdoing it? Here are some options for making gold paint by mixing other paints.

Mix black paint with white paint to make grey, and then mix the grey with yellow.

Mix red, blue and yellow paint to get brown. Add brown and white to the yellow for a gold colour.

Take yellowish gold and add gold sparkles (found in hobby stores) to give it the sheen of gold.

Mix yellow, orange and brown paint and add golden sparkle for that metallic sheen.

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