Color Chart

Decorating By Evone Updated 18 Oct 2007 , 10:00pm by lilacc01

Evone Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 4:41pm
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Is there such a thing as a color chart for food coloring? I would like to know how to get a true color of red, black etc... If you know where to find such a chart please point me in the right direction. Thanks everyone.

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tiptop57 Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 6:34pm
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I personally have been looking forever for a color chart plus I even Emailed Americolor to see if they had a color mixing chart to show different possibilties. I never heard back from them. You'd think if you were the company that makes the product you would have a tool like that to help the customer. My oil painting suppliers have color charts.

If someone else has come accross the color chart and color mixing chart for any food color product, please let us know.

Chell2007 Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 5:55pm
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Under the Articles tab at the top of the site, there is a coloring chart.

tiptop57 Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 6:10pm
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Thank you Chell2007. I'm not sure about Evone, but I was hoping for a printers color chart since the internet, computer and printers vary so much on color. However, I appreciate your response.

mdutcher Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 6:15pm
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I'm not much help on a color chart, but when I want to attain black and red (or any other deep dark color) I add cocoa powder to my icing and fondant.

OhMyGoodies Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 6:16pm
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This link doesn't actually SHOW pictures of the finished color but it does give you different colors.... or not "normal" colors lol...

tiptop57 Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 7:27pm
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OhMyGoodies, thank you, I have seen this Chart before and think Evone may find it useful. I always found it rather interesting that the color was not ever shown and so I wondered about consistency and ability to recreate the color.

Then I've always used Americolor and wondered if the two different companies would have similar results?

But here is the thing....I'm the customer and believe that I should not have to work this hard for answers.....right? All I want is a color mixing chart with "actual copy of the colors" to purchase. icon_rolleyes.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 1:10pm
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TipTop I totally agree!!! I think that since we are buying their product it should either come WITH the Americolor set (I mean hell it costs so damn much as is why not include a piece of paper lol) or at least be available for a download or print off their website.... Please PM me and let me know if you ever come across what we're all lookin for icon_wink.gif

kansaslaura Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 7:36pm
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I can't vouch for the accuracy of all these mixtures, but a friend of mine sent this along to me and I've used a couple of them and they've worked great.

Custom Frosting Colors

Apricot 5 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink

Aqua 3 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green

Avocado 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue, 2 parts leaf green

Bright Red 1 part lemon yellow, 5 parts red-red

Brown 4 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink, 1 part leaf green

Burgundy 5 parts pink, 1 part royal blue

Burnt Orange copper paste color, plus yellow liquid food coloring

Chartreuse 9 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green

Coral 2 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink

Egg Yellow 8 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red

Golden Yellow 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red

Lavender 2 parts pink, 1p art royal blue

Lilac 3 parts pink, 1 part royal blue

Lime 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green

Mint 1 part lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue,1 part leaf green

Moss 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red, 3 parts leaf green

Old Rose 8 parts pink, 1 part royal blue, 1 part leaf green

Peach 4 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink

Pistachio 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts leaf green

Purple 3 parts Christmas red, 3 parts royal blue

Rust 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts Christmas red, 2 parts royal blue

Strawberry 3 parts lemon yellow, 5 parts Christmas red

Turquoise 4 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green

Maroon burgundy, red-red, black

Gold start with 9.5 parts lemon yellow, .5 parts red-red, .25 parts Kelly green

Silver start with 1 part black, 1 part sky blue, added to white icing.

Vivid colors Use half margarine, and half vegetable shortening in butter-crème recipe.

Brown Add powdered cocoa until desired color is achieved. Add additional water or chocolate syrup as needed.

Ivory Substitute butter flavored Crisco for part of the regular Crisco in butter-crème icing recipes.

Flesh A touch of copper in white icing.

Always add orange color to green icing for a more natural shade.

just_for_fun Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 1:51am
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How do I get ivory and cream icings from white icing?

Evone Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:55am
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Thanks so much everyone I have been so busy I forgot about my question to you. We are almost ready to open our cake shop and we are talking days now so I am very nervous and busy. sorry I didn't get back to cc for so long. Thanks so much you are all life saversicon_smile.gif

BaBa Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 11:57am
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Americolor does have a color chart. One side shows all of the colors they offer and the other shows colors you can mix to get other colors. I carry these charts in my shop and give them to customers who purchase the Americolors. Have a great day.

jarjam1026 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 12:45pm
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agagnier Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 12:52pm
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Go to and on the website he has a color chart for free, from americolor. Here's the link.

lilacc01 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:00pm
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At if you goto the fondant forum there is a sticky thread called custom fondant colors or some combo of those three words... Anyway, this thread contains a big color mixing chart from satin ice!

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