How to Mix a Peach Color With Acrylic Paint

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How to Mix a Peach Color With Acrylic Paint
By following basic colour mixing rules, you can combine ifferent colours to create a neutral, peach colour. (paint image by Darren Nickerson from Fotolia.com)

Acrylic paint, one of the most commonly used types of paint for interior spaces and art projects, makes for a popular modern medium due to its versatility, quick drying time and ease of use. Most acrylic paints are also allergen-free and nontoxic, making them particularly ideal for children's projects. Whether you want to create a neutral skin-toned hue for a painting, or you need a peachy shade for any other purpose, mixing specific coloured paints will create a peach paint colour.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Palette
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Dip a paintbrush into the orange acrylic paint and place a dollop of the paint onto a blank space on a painter's palette. The orange paint makes up the majority of the peach colour, so use slightly less than the total amount of peach colour needed.

  2. 2

    Dip the paintbrush into the red acrylic paint and add one-third the amount of orange paint used to the paint on the palette. Mix the colours together thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Dip the paintbrush into the white acrylic paint and add one-third the amount of orange paint used to the paint mixture on the palette. Mix the colours together thoroughly. The white paint helps lighten the orange-red shade and create a peach colour.

Tips and warnings

  • To lighten the peach shade, add a small additional amount of white paint. To darken the peach shade, add a small amount of brown, black, or another darker shade of paint. Mixing paint colours can be tricky, and it is always best to continue adding smaller rather than larger amounts of light or dark paint until you achieve the desired colour.

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