What Colors Make Pink: A Color Wheel Analysis

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Primary Colors on The Color Wheel

The three primary colors on the color wheel include red (a warm tone), blue (cooler tone) and yellow (warm). These three basic hues are mixed together to get all other colors in between them–except for black and white which cannot be created by mixing any other hue with another without them both producing gray as an outcome instead.

What Colors Make Pink?

The two primary colors that make up the color pink are red and blue. Mixing these together to create a lighter tone of pink, while adding yellow will result in a darker tone. The more gray you add into this mixture, the closer it will get to white–or rather pastel shades of what is usually considered “pink.” This is because they have less saturation (that’s when each hue has its own unique intensity). In order for your shade to be true-to-color, use less black or gray so that there is still some contrast between light and dark hues within the mix. To learn more about how other secondary colors can be created with combinations of primary colors on the color wheel, take a look at this article on what colors make brown.

As you can see from our color wheel below, there are many different variations depending upon your background and how much gray or black you mix in with the red and blue base shades. This means that if you’re looking for a lighthearted shade of pink (say, for decorating your room), then adding white will give you something close to pastel pinks. On the other hand, a darker tone might be better suited if you’re trying to create an elegant atmosphere or want deep pink hues.

This is a color wheel based on what two colors make pink: red and blue, the primary colors of light (and consequently painting). In order to create it I took one of my own illustrations as reference, then used photoshop to paint in all the different shades that could be made by mixing these two together.

I tried not only with varying quantities but also adding black or gray for more subtle variations. Just keep playing around until you find your favorite! It’s so much fun when you can take something as basic as watercolor paints and combine them just right to produce a whole new range of possibilities! And now go forth and experiment too- there are no rules about what will work best!

The end result is a lovely, vibrant pink color that can be used in so many ways- as an accent to other colors or all on its own. I am also including a photo of what the two primary colors look like alone and mixed together for reference purposes.

Instructions: find out what two colors make pink by clicking through this slideshow! Find your favorite shade of lip gloss in no time with one handy guide from our beauty expert Sarah Tranter.

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You’ve heard the phrase “two wrongs don’t make a right”, but what about two colors? The answer is that those would not mix to create pink, instead they would produce brown or gray. There are many different shades of pink, and some may be hard to tell apart from other hues on the color wheel like lavender. To help distinguish between them all we’ll break down each shade by its base color and will explain how it’s made up as well as show examples in various stages of light/darkness so you know exactly what you’re looking for when shopping online such as here at Ulta Beauty.

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By Ethan Devid

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