Color Theory – Tinting with White & mixing Darks

Tinting with White

Tint to lighten < 100% > add the Complementary to Darken Tint refers to the amount of white in a color. The more white a color has, the lighter, paler it appears. NOTE *The addition of white does not change the hue of a color. (ie: Ultramarine Blue mixed with white continues to be various values of blue/violet – never blue/green)

Mixing Dark for every color

Each color on the color wheel (primary or Secondary and anything in between…) can be darkened or slightly nuetralized by adding incremental amounts of the complementary color (>directly across the color wheel)