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acrylic paint color mixing chart

Using a base palette of five primary colors, I painted a set of color swatches with Lascaux Sirius acrylics to find out how to make all the hues in between. This was sort of an color theory exercise — “doing my scales.”

acrylic paint color mixing chart

acrylic brand comparisons

Single-pigment paints provide more reliable mixing results and better lightfastness compared to “convenience mixtures” that are pre-mixed in the tube. However, the various pigments used by acrylic paint manufacturers differ by quality and chemistry. This chart aggregates current pigment research with acrylic paint ingredients to determine a brand’s relationship to pigment quality.

acrylic paint brand comparisons

12-color CMY|RGB color wheel

The traditional artist’s color wheel, with primaries of red, blue and yellow (RBY), doesn’t make sense with today’s contemporary understanding of color. Instead, the CMY|RGB color wheel, which combines primaries from the additive and subtractive color gamut, represents a more accurate interpretation of visual color. This is my academic attempt of the subject.

12-color CMY|RGB color wheel