Basic Primary Colour Combinations
Colour Mixing Chart:
One of the most exciting things about kid’s paints is learning how to mix colours to make new colours. You can use the primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) plus black and white to get all of the colours of the rainbow.
Kid's love mixing colour to make new colours.
This colour mixing chart shows how the 3 primary colours can be mixed with each other to become secondary colours. How these secondary can become intermediate colours. Download the PDF of the Colour Mixing Guide to have as a reference in the classroom.
Colour Mixing Explained:
There are 3 primary colours - red, blue and yellow.
No combination of other shades can create primary colours, however all primaries can be mixed in various combinations to make more hues.
Kids at an early age are usually only interested in mixing primary colours to create secondary ones, and mixing secondary tints to create tertiary.
Basic Primary Colour Combinations:
Red + Blue = Purple
Blue + Yellow = Green
Yellow + Red = Orange
Tints and Tones:
Adding black, white or grey to a colours can change the tone or tint the colour.
Free PDF Paint Colour Mixing Guide download.
Download the free PDF children's paint colour mixing chart to use as a guide in the classroom.
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