What colors make mauve? Hmm.. that’s an interesting question!
Mauve is one of the colors that fall between purple and pink. There are so many other colors that sit in this area. In this post, you can learn how to make a mauve color!
What colors make mauve?
The colors needed to make mauve are blue, red, and white. You need to blend them in a certain ratio. You can gently adjust the ratio of the ingredients to achieve different shades of mauve.
How to make mauve color?
To make a basic mauve color, you need to blend blue, red, and white. This can be achieved in 2 ways:
OPTION 1: Starting from purple
Starting from purple means you will need to mix the blue and red first.
Mixing the blue and red first can give you control over how purple the color is.
After achieving the desired purple, you can add the white color little by little until the mauve is done.
OPTION 2: Starting from pink
Mauve sits between pink and purple. So, you can make mauve starting from pink.
It means that you will need to mix the red and the white first. After that, you can add the blue color to the mixture until the desired mauve is achieved.
How to make mauve color with acrylic paint?
To make a mauve color with acrylic paint, you can mix 2 parts of Crimson red with 1 part of Cerulean blue. Then, gradually add the white color until the desired mauve is achieved.
How to make mauve color with food coloring?
If you love baking and you’re planning on making icing with a mauve color, try these steps:
- Prepare the icing, set aside
- Grab the burgundy and black food coloring
- In a small bowl, mix 2 parts of burgundy and 1 part of black food coloring.
- Stir well until it reaches the mauve color.
- Add a few drops of mauve coloring into the icing. It’s important to do it gradually so you can control the color of the icing (whether it’s too light or too dark)
- Use the icing
How to make dark mauve color?
The dark mauve color is just as pretty as it can be. You can make dark mauve color in several ways:
OPTION 1: Starting from mauve
When you have a basic mauve, you can easily turn it into a darker shade by adding a tiny bit of black color.
OPTION 2: Starting from purple
Just like the way you make basic mauve, you can start from purple. It means you will need to mix the blue and pink first. Then, add a tiny bit of white and a tiny bit of black.
OPTION 3: Starting from pink
Similar to the way of making basic mauve, you can make dark mauve starting from pink. Mix the red and white until the desired pink is achieved. Then, add the blue color to the mixture. Blend them well and then add the black and white color to set the desired tone.