How to Make Green Paint Darker

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How to Make Green Paint Darker
You can easily change the value of your green paint to create any shade you like. (Green Squiggle image by Scott Griessel from

The value of a colour refers to how light or dark the colour is, and it is easy to change the value of any colour you like. If you find yourself with a shade of green that isn't as dark as you want, there is no need to return to the paint store; adjust the colour yourself.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Green paint
  • Black paint
  • Paint palette
  • Paint brush or mixing stick

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  1. 1

    Place the amount of green paint needed for your project on a paint palette.

  2. 2

    Add a small amount of black paint to the green and mix thoroughly with a paint brush or mixing stick. Your green paint will become darker.

  3. 3

    Add more black paint and mix thoroughly again until you reach the desired shade.

Tips and warnings

  • Add black paint a little bit at a time so that you don't create a shade darker than you wanted.
  • If your paint becomes too dark, add more green to lighten it.
  • A colour wheel is a useful tool to have when mixing paint.

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