Colours to cover most options...

markjthomson

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Hi everyone, I'm about to get myself some real paint (eg airbrush specific...). Colour wise I'm intending to get a carbon black, a titanium white, magenta, cyan, yellow and probably a mid green and a mid orange. I'll also get some of the base material for making transparents. I figure this will cover most of my needs colour wise. What would the the other "occasional" colours you all find useful?
 
If you're going the CMYK route then that and white is all you need. Otherwise black, white, red, yellow and blue is enough. And obviously a medium to make transparents.
 
I was thinking the green and orange would be commonly enough used that I wouldn't bother mixing them up.
 
If you plan on mixing colors to match, having a premade green or orange may hinder you. Until you figure out how they mixed the color, may find problems trying to match shades of those colors. Just an idea.
 
Hi everyone, I'm about to get myself some real paint (eg airbrush specific...). Colour wise I'm intending to get a carbon black, a titanium white, magenta, cyan, yellow and probably a mid green and a mid orange. I'll also get some of the base material for making transparents. I figure this will cover most of my needs colour wise. What would the the other "occasional" colours you all find useful?


Unless you fully understand how the CMYK system works or have instructions on how to use the system you will be open to some disappointments not to mention there is a good chance you will waste alot of paint trying to match colours.

I would recommend you simply get the three primary colours red, yellow and blue along with white and black, also invest in a colour wheel, it will show you at a glance what colours you get by mixing any two or all three of your primaries, it will also show you what happens when you add white or black to the colours you have mixed, you don't need orange or green since you will get these and purple from your three primaries.

If you are still hell bent on the CMYK colours, study the system first before throwing your money away, but as Andre pointed out you don't need black with this system since these colours mixed together make black.
 
If you plan on mixing colors to match, having a premade green or orange may hinder you. Until you figure out how they mixed the color, may find problems trying to match shades of those colors. Just an idea.
Ah - good point!!
 
Unless you fully understand how the CMYK system works or have instructions on how to use the system you will be open to some disappointments not to mention there is a good chance you will waste alot of paint trying to match colours.

I would recommend you simply get the three primary colours red, yellow and blue along with white and black, also invest in a colour wheel, it will show you at a glance what colours you get by mixing any two or all three of your primaries, it will also show you what happens when you add white or black to the colours you have mixed, you don't need orange or green since you will get these and purple from your three primaries.

If you are still hell bent on the CMYK colours, study the system first before throwing your money away, but as Andre pointed out you don't need black with this system since these colours mixed together make black.
Thanks for that - I mentioned the CMYK as I know they work together but red blue yellow and a colour wheel work for me!!
 
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