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How To Make Brown

Are you a beginner painter? Learn how to make brown!

If you are a beginner then this is important to know how to make brown easily with other colors. As well as in this post you will also learn what colors make brown, what two colors make brown, how to make brown color with primary colors. So stay tuned with us!

How to make brown color

Generally, You don’t need to do too challenging for making a brown color all you need to do is, simply mix all the primary hues with an equal amount, now your regular brown hue is ready.

What are the primary, secondary, and complementary colors?

Colors that can’t be mixed from any other colors are known as the primary colors. Blues, reds, and yellows are the primary colors.

Colors that are made by mixing pairs of primary colors are known as the secondary colors. Purples, oranges, and greens are the secondary colors.

  • Blue and red make purple.
  • Red and yellow make orange.
  • Yellow and blue make green.

The colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel are known as complementary colors. In the RGB color model, red-cyan, green-magenta, and blue-yellow colors pairs are the example of complementary colors. In the traditional RYB color model, red-green, yellow-purple, and blue-orange are the example of complementary colors.

How to make brown with complementary colors

 Blue and Orange

The combination of both colors makes brown. Mix both colors equally, mix them well, your brown color is ready. This combination is a simple way of how to make brown with complementary colors

. (Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue = Brown)

How To Make Brown

 Green and Red

Yes, green and red also make a good basic brown color. All you have to do is just simply mix both in equal amounts, mix them well. (Cadmium Green + Cadmium Red =  Basic Brown)

How to make brown with complementary colors

 Purple and Yellow

The color you get by mixing purple and yellow is the most colorful of all brown. Simple mix both colors in equal amounts. (Dioxazine Purple + Cadmium Yellow = Brown)

How to make brown with complementary colors

How to make dark shades of brown

Easily create dark browns for your pictures by mixing some other colors in brown. Learn how to make it in below color chart.

blue, purple, green,

When Ultramarine Blue and Dioxazine Purple mixed with brown so it’s made a very dark color. In addition, Pthalo Green, Alizarin Crimson when mixed with brown, becomes one of the darkest browns.

How to make warm shades of brown color

Here are three colors that make different shades of warm brown. See the color chart below.

alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium orange


How to make light brown

It is very important to know which colors make light brown. See the image and learn how to make it.

light brown

After looking at the image, you will know which colors you can make light brown with.

How to make cool brown

When it comes to paintings warm and cool colors are important. Instead of buying cool warm brown color, make it yourself at home. See how to make it in the image below.

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