Tan, it is a lively color in acrylic painting, it is often used to create color for a lot of things around us such as skin tones, ground, hair, wood, trees, chocolates… But do you know how to make the color tan, below are the steps to make it?
Mixing tan color is an absolutely easy process in acrylic paint, even beginners can do it without problems. Although there are many ways to create tan color, however, this method is the most suitable for beginners since it is easy to make, ingredients are easy to find. Furthermore, it allows a lot of customization depending on your imagination in your mixing.
- What you need.
- Red, yellow, blue, and white acrylic paint.
- A palette.
- A knife.
- A paintbrush.
- A clear paper to test your mixing.
- Something to clean the knife after mixing each color.
- Water to clean the brush.
- The first step is to set up the palette.
Put each of the acrylic colors (red, yellow, blue, white) in the same amount and the same shape if possible. There should a wide space between every dollop of colors.
- Second step.
Mix all the primary colors with their same portion all together and you will get a complicated mixture.
Combine the yellow-red color with blue color together. Use your knife to mix them together for a while. It will change from three different colors into some kind of muddy mixture until it is brown. There is going to be a lot of results but the differences are not much if you are using other primary colors that I use.
- Third step.
This is one of my favorite things to do. After your mixture turned brown, just add a little bit of white color into the mixture.
This could be just a smaller amount than the number of primary colors you use to create brown. Make sure that your mixture will not get too much lighter, the white color will make it a little bit brighter so that the result would be much more perfect.
- Final step.
So now you have a very basic, beautiful tan color that you want to create. The final step is to test it and see if it is good to go. Take a paper, use your paintbrush to take the mixture out and write on the paper. Let’s check if it meets your demand, if it is not good enough, I have some way to change the color a little bit.
3. Make your own tan color.
- Lighter tan
Light tan color is perfect for highlights painting, light hair or maybe a cup of coffee. To make a lighter ten, just add some more white until it is light enough as you wish. A touch of red or yellow will make your tan warmer and blue will make it look cooler.
- Warmer tan
This looks perfect on bricks, wood, and tree. All you need to do is to add red or yellow till it is good, if it is overused, add some blue to cool it down.
- Cooler tan
It works on dark hair or fur, wood. As I said before, add some blue until it is as cool as you want.
- Darker tan
It is usually used to create hair, dark wood, or twilight picture. By using black you can make a darker tan color but the result can be a little bit too muddy so make sure you measure the right amount. Dark tan color is a combination of many colors and it produces deep dark tan color effects
What color is tan?
Many of us may be ant to know what color is tan and we try to give the best answer. The pale tone of brown is called tan and also the green tone of orange. There are some variations of a tan color and they are sandy tan, Crayola tan, Tuscan tan, Windsor tan, etc. the best and easy way to make color tan is to mix brown and yellow until it achieved the shade of tan. Everyone should choose the best hair color for tan skin that gives you natural light tan color.
Here are some colors for suitable tan skin; butterscotch, strawberry, caramel, honey, red, brown, etc hair colors that can warm skin tone and also reddish caramels are also good choices.
So here are the steps to make a color tan, it is absolutely easy for you to make and it is not expensive. If you want your painting is more vital, try to use this color.