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How to make burgundy food coloring

Updated November 21, 2016

Food colouring allows people to create different coloured foods, frosting and drinks. Certain colours, like burgundy, are not sold in pre-made bottles and must be mixed by combining the correct combination of colours. A basic knowledge of the colour wheel and which colours can be combined to create others is all that is required. There are several ways to create the colour burgundy, depending on how dark or light you want the shade to be.

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  1. Mix 5 parts of rose food colouring with 1 part violet to create a deep shade of burgundy. Achieve wine coloured shades of burgundy by mixing red food colouring with blue. The amounts of each will depend on your individual preferences.

  2. Combine 3 parts of holiday red and 2 parts rose pink. During the Christmas season, certain food colouring shades, such as holiday red, are more readily available than at other times of the year.

  3. Combine red, blue and black to create a burgundy shade. The amounts of each type of colour depends on the hue you are trying to achieve.

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Things You'll Need

  • Rose food colouring
  • Violet food colouring
  • Blue food colouring
  • Holiday red food colouring
  • Basic red food colouring
  • Black food colouring

About the Author

Hazel Baker

Hazel Baker has been writing professionally since 2003. She covers e-commerce, technology and legal topics for various online publications. Baker has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor in history from Point Loma Nazarene University.

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