How to Make Green Paint Darker

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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.

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

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.

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