Grey has a wide range from a very light grey to dark charcoal. In this article, you can learn how to make a grey color.
FUN FACT: grey is one of the most popular paint colors. So, when you decide to paint with grey, you have just picked one of the most popular wall colors!
How to QUICKLY and EASILY Make Grey
To achieve grey, you can simply blend white color and black colors.
WHITE + BLACK = GREY
Remember, black color can be overpowering in many cases so you want to start with white and add a tiny bit of black gradually until the desired shade is achieved.
The less black you add, the lighter the shade of grey. So, be careful with the ratio.
What two colors make grey?
Black and white are the two colors that make grey.
The ratio of the black and white heavily influences the final result of the grey shade.
You can also add a tiny amount of another color such as red, yellow, green, blue, or purple to the light shade of grey.
How to make grey without black?
While mixing black and white sounds super easy, sometimes there is a lack of ingredients when we want to do a project. Now, if the title of the project is painting with grey color and you don’t have either grey or black paint, what should you do?
YOU CAN MAKE GREY WITHOUT BLACK!
You can easily mix brown, blue, and white colors together.
How to make grey from brown?
Yes, it is possible to make grey from brown. However, you need to do it very carefully.
Add blue paint to the brown paint. The ideal ratio is 1:1. But you want to do it gradually little by little.
Blend the blue and brown well. After that, add a little amount of white paint so the grey color performs better (otherwise, you will just see a dark unpleasant grey).
Then, blend again evenly.
How to make grey paint lighter?
To make grey paint lighter, you can simply add white paint into the grey paint and blend them well.
The more white you blend in, the lighter the color becomes. So, you want to do it carefully.
How to make grey paint darker?
To make grey paint darker, you can just add a tiny amount of black paint to the grey paint and mix them well.
Remember that the more black paint you mix in the darker the color will become. So, be careful when adding the amount of black.
How to Make GREY
- 1 drop black paint
- 3 drop white paint
- Add the black paint to the white paint
- Blend them very well
- Adjust the darkness of the grey by adding a tiny bit of black paint. Adjust the lightness of the grey by adding a tiny bit of white paint.
- Blend them once again.