Although burgundy paint is widely available at hobby and craft stores, many painters still prefer to mix their own colours on their palette. Mixing the colours yourself gives you a little more control over the shade and effect of the paint, allowing you to achieve a nuance you might not find in commercially sold burgundies. Making burgundy only needs three different colours: warm red, blue and true black. The best part about mixing your own colours is that if you feel the burgundy is too dark or too light, you just add a little more red or black to get the colour perfect.
Squeeze the red paint on to your palette. You'll want about 4 tsp of paint on your palette.
Squeeze 1 tsp of blue paint onto your palette.
Mix the two colours together using your palette knife. You should have created purple with a red base.
Squeeze 1/4 tsp of true black onto the purple colour. Use your palette knife to work the black paint into the purple. This will make burgundy.
Things you need
- Warm red acrylic paint
- Blue acrylic paint
- Palette knife
- True black acrylic paint