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Real Milk Paint Color Mixing combinations

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Mix Classic 1870’s Color Combinations

This guide below is reproduced from Dicks Encyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes by William B. Dick and is out of print.

We have found this chart useful as a guide in color mixing. Hopefully you will too.

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Color Mixing

color-chartIn mixing different colored paints to produce a more desired tint, it is best to have the principal ingredient thick, and then add to it the other paints thinner.

The following table shows the combination of colors required to produce the listed tints. The first named color is the principal ingredient. The additional colors follow in order of their importance. Thus, in mixing a limestone tint; white is the principal ingredient and red is the color of which least is needed.

The exact proportions of each depend on the shade of color desired. Have fun experimenting and creating different shades of nontoxic baby safe wood paint, Real Milk Paint.

DESIRED TINT

 Color Combination
BUFF  

 White, Yellow Ochre, Red
CHESTNUT  

  Red, Black, Yellow
CHOCOLATE  

 Raw Umber, Red, Black
CLARET  

 Red, Umber, Black
COPPER  

 Red, Yellow, and Black
DOVE  

 White, Vermilion, Blue, Yellow
DRAB  

 White, Yellow Ochre, Red, Black
FAWN  

 White, Yellow, Red
FLESH  

 White, Yellow Ochre, Vermilion*
FREESTONE  

 Red, Black, Yellow Ochre, White
FRENCH GRAY  

 White, Blue, Lake**
GRAY  

 White Lead, Black
GOLD  

White, Stone Ochre, Red
GREEN BRONZE

 Chrome Green, Black, Yellow
DO PEA  

 White, Chrome Green
LEMON  

 White, Chrome Yellow
LIMESTONE  

 White, Yellow Ochre, Black, Red
OLIVE    

 Yellow, Blue, Black, White
ORANGE  

 Yellow, Red
PEACH  

 White, Vermilion*
PEARL  

 White, Black, Blue
PINK  

 White, Vermilion*, Lake
PURPLE  

 Violet, with more Red and White
ROSE  

 White, Madder Lake***
SANDSTONE  

 White, Yellow Ochre, Black, Red
SNUFF  

 Yellow, Van Dyke Brown
VIOLET  

* Use Bright Red
** Hard to say what this was as lake refers to natural dyestuff – probably a red color
*** Also known as Alizarin – source of the dye color Turkey Red