Re: How do you mix paints?
This depends on what color you want. Generally speaking, start with a color that's close to what you want. It's easier if you start with one that's a little lighter, rather than darker, than your target color. Let's say you want lavender. Start with light blue, and add red just a little at a time, stirring thoroughly as you go along. If you want darker lavender, don't add black add dark blue. If you want it lighter you can add either white or a really pale blue or pink.Or, take your existing paint to a paint store, look at their color charts, and ask the staff there to mix it up for you.Also, if you have a color you are trying to match such as fabric, most of the paint stores have the computer matching systems. This is where they place your swatch in front of a camera eye and it sends it to their color matching system in the computer. The computer in turn spits out a formula for your custom color. You can make adjustments right there if you need to.