What Color Does Mixing Red and Blue Make?

Mixing red and blue together makes the color purple. Red and blue are primary colors, meaning they cannot be created by mixing two other colors, and purple is a secondary color, meaning it is created by mixing two primary colors.

An artist can achieve different hues of purple depending on the ratio of the colors mixed. Mixing a large amount of red and only a little blue makes a magenta shade of purple. Mixing a large amount of blue and only a little red makes a violet shade.

Yellow is the color opposite purple on the color wheel, so purple and yellow are considered to be complementary colors.