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What colors can someone mix to make sage green?

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Sage green can be made by mixing the colors next to green on the color wheel, which are blue and yellow. However, sage green is a particular green and to find the right color balance may be difficult.

Once the sage green has been created, the hue of the sage green can be changed. Green can be warmed up by adding additional yellow to it or cooled down by adding additional blue. More yellow will lead to a moss green and more blue will lead to a sea green or teal color.

A color can also be toned down if it is too vibrant for the individual painter. To tone down the color, add a complement color. For sage green, the complement color on the color wheel is pink or fuchsia. To intensify the color and create a more vivid look, a painter only needs to add more of the base color. The base color in sage green is green and so green would need to be added in order to liven up the softer sage color.

When mixing with different paints to create custom paint colors, such as sage green, always practice in a small container first. This allows the individual to see the entire effect that is being created and ensures that one does not add too much colorant and ruin the paint.


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