How Do I Make The Color Cranberry?

Decorating By Cori1207 Updated 29 Aug 2014 , 4:36pm by ropalma

Cori1207 Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:13pm
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I've been mixing and mixing and I cannot seem to get my red deep enough to match the color I need. Is there a certain thing that I'm missing? Any advice would be fabulous!!! Thanks!!!

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lionladydi Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:18pm
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I copied this chart from somewhere but it doesn't list cranberry. Maybe you could get some ideas from it, however.



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.

melyissa Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:23pm
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I think the first thing I would try would be 1 part Burgundy & 2 parts red-red, have you tried that?

melyissa Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:26pm
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and then, if that's not quite right, i'd probably try a very little amount of fuschia? but then again, i'm just guessing...which you've probably been doing too!!

and hello to a fellow michigander! you're the first person i've noticed from michigan on here (other than myself of course) but i haven't really been looking all that hard!

Cori1207 Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 4:23pm
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Thanks so much ladies!!! I finally got it and just in the knick of time too!

Suprisingly enough, a little royal blue made all the difference.

And hello Melyissa! You're right, I haven't noticed too many people from MI on her either. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine! icon_smile.gif

Justansa Posted 29 Aug 2014 , 2:48pm
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Can you tell me what you added the royal blue to? Ive been trying myself and cant seem to get it!!!


thanks

ropalma Posted 29 Aug 2014 , 4:36pm
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If you are talking about mixing paint colors, then begin with red and slowly add a little black to deepen the color, then add royal blue to bring in the cranberry color.
 

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