To create a vivid, vibrant purple, begin with the appropriate red and blue for the project. To get the most saturated (intense) purple, mix a chilly red with a warm blue. To get an earthier version of purple, use a cool red with a cool blue.
The best colors to use when mixing white are always going to be shades of gray. This is because no matter what color you start with, using it along with another color will always leave you with more of that second color—which means that less white remains. For example, if you mix red with gray, some of each color will remain. But green is only one color—and once you mix it with white, there's no way to make more green; all you're left with is white.
Finally, remember that the more of any single color you use, the less white will remain. For example, if you used only red or only blue, the resulting mixture would be black or gray, respectively.
As long as you keep these rules in mind, mixing colors should not be difficult. And now that you know how to mix bright purple, we hope you have fun experimenting with other colors and seeing what happens!
With a color palette like the one described above, red and blue do not combine to get purple. To make a clean purple, you'll need a tube of red with a strong color bias toward blue and no yellow. Cadmium reds, for example, have a yellow color bias. They are called "cadmium" because they were first made from the mineral cadmia. Other names for cadmium red include Mars violet and firebrick.
When making any color blend, it is important to remember that the end result will be some mixture of the colors you used. The strength of each color in the mix determines how much of each color you see. For example, if you had a red that was slightly blue, it would take half as much red as blue to get the same color. This is why mixes often require more pigment than the individual colors would alone.
There are two ways to make your purple stronger: increase the amount of red or decrease the amount of blue. If you add more red, the color will become fiercer; if you add more blue, the color will become paler. There is no real way to make a purple fade away to white, but you can make it look less purple by adding more blue to it. For example, if you added equal amounts of cobalt blue and indigo, you would end up with a dark greenish blue.
As a result, the color is purple-black or gray.
The only way you can get true purple from these two colors is if they are mixed in equal amounts. Then it's black with some blue and red mixed together inside the black cells of your retina. The closer the mixture is to being exact, the more purply it will be. Too much red and the color becomes pink; too much blue and it turns green.
In reality, most colors used in art and design are mixes of several different colors. It's up to each artist's taste how far down the spectrum any given color goes. In general, though, the closer an artist gets to pure colors, the more expensive their creations will be. Cadmium reds, for example, are very rare because they mix so well with other colors that they're difficult to use on their own. Ultramarine, on the other hand, is made from crushed rock particles that capture light very well - especially deep blue wavelengths - so it's used when you want a super-pure blue.
As long as you don't go looking for a specific color, it doesn't matter what mix an artist uses.
Combine blue and red. Use more red than blue to make a basic purple colour (e.g., 15 blue drops to 80 red drops). You may experiment with the ratio to get various hues of purple. For example, you could use 23 blue drops and 77 red drops to get a dark lilac color.
Purple is a mixture of red and blue colors. It can be made by mixing equal parts red and blue pigment. For example, if you were making a purple color from the primaries yellow, orange, and red, you would combine equal amounts of each: one-quarter yellow, one-fourth orange, and three-quarters red. The result would be a purple color that was not very bright because you used only two of the three primary colors for brightness.
You can make brighter purples by adding white. For example, if you wanted a really bright purple color, you could add enough white to cover the other colors entirely to get an almost pure white with just a few drops of purple left over.
In terms of actual paints, any red or blue paint will do. There are many different brands of purple paint available, but it usually contains red and blue as well as some black to make it opaque.
The easiest way to make purple is with watercolors.