How Do You Make the Color Orange?

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To make the color orange, you will need paints in red, yellow and white as well as a small dish and paintbrush for mixing. Mix the two primary colors and then add white to achieve the desired shade. The process should take only a few minutes, depending on how much of the color orange is being produced.

  1. Combine the two primary colors

    In the dish, pour some yellow paint and a very small amount of red paint. Red is a stronger color than yellow, so only add in small amounts.

  2. Mix the paint

    Mix the paint with your brush. You may need to add more red until you reach the shade of orange you want.

  3. Add white paint

    To further adjust your shade of orange, add a dash of white paint in the mix and continue to blend. The white paint brings out the secondary characteristics of each color.