Color Chart

Decorating By Sun11598 Updated 2 Jun 2008 , 7:08pm by meldancer

Sun11598 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:20pm
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Anyone have a link to a good color chart to know what colors to mix to get another color.

Specifically (today anyway) I'm trying to get maroon. I have Americolor colors - but no maroon. I've mixed up some red and can't decide if it's brown or purple that I need to add...or both.

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playingwithsugar Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:24pm
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The consensus on the last thread about mixing maroon was that you add brown.

Look in the archives, and use the word Maroon as the key word in title only, and it should come up near the beginning. I think it was posted in the past two weeks.

staceyboots Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:26pm
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I usually refer to the color chart on the s u g a r c r a f t .com website

try mixing 4 parts red red and 2 parts burgundy

hope that helps!

Sun11598 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:27pm
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Thanks - I did do a few searches with 'color chart' and maroon but didn't try maroon alone! No wonder I didnt find it!

I did find one link through google and a lot of suggestions to use burgundy - but I don't have burgundy either. LOL

diane Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:31pm
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dandelion56602 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:43pm
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Does anyone have a chart that shows the colors? I was thinking there was one that has 2 rows of rectangles that shows the color you're trying to achieve and a description in the middle of the colored rectangle (I think it was in Spanish--or submitted by someone who speaks Spanish). But I can't find it & I don't really like the color wheel

Nyma Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 3:57pm
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I think this is the one you guys are talking about. It was uploaded by Awiscar from the Spanish forum.

meldancer Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 4:13pm
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What does it mean when it says 4 part red red and 2 parts burgundy? 4 drops? If you use paste, does the same apply?

dandelion56602 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 5:53pm
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Thanks Nyma, that's exactly what I was talking about! I did about 10 searches here & on google w/ no luck. You're a lifesaver!

Nyma Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 6:40pm
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I'm glad it helped!

staceyboots Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 7:00pm
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"parts" can mean any unit of could be drops, tsps, tbsps, etc. it all depends on the amount of buttercream/fondant that you are working with. just make sure that your ratio is in accordance with the instructions.

meldancer Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 7:08pm
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Thanks, staceyboots!!!

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