Wilton Color Combinations

Decorating By Amber0508 Updated 21 Mar 2010 , 6:25pm by Angel_Cake

Amber0508 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 3:04pm
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I am trying to make Navy blue without an actual navy blue color gel... Wilton says to use a combination of Royal blue and black, but this just makes a weird medium blue. Any other suggestions? I have almost every other Wilton color, I think, but my local craft stort didn't have a Navy blue.

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cake-angel Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 11:10pm
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You will need to go a very dark blue before you add the black. Approximately 1 tsp of wilton royal blue color for 1 cup of white icing and then add a small amount of black. If it is a little off sometimes the addition of a tiny bit of violet will help.

Amber0508 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:45am
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Thanks for your help, I'll give it a try. I was getting a super-ugly blue/industrial/institutional blue. I wouldn't recomment it! I have to nail this blue, though. I'll keep you posted, thanks so much for quick replies!

JustToEatCake Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:02am
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I just tried this this weekend and I couldn't get it to work. Like yo I got a ugly industrial color but it makes sense really because BLUE is a primary color and you can't combine colors to get navy blue, just dirty up the "royal blue" but I tried, no success.

Amber0508 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:54pm
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Thanks anyway! Looks like I'm going to have to go online and order some Nave from AmeriColor or something.

cake-angel Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:04pm
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Okay - sorry it didn't work. I was going by color charts and truthfully I use americolor mostly except for when I am teaching. You will love Americolor - It is wonderful!!!

icer101 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:19pm
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always had great luck with mixng wilton or any other brand of royal blue with little touch of black to make navy.

Angel_Cake Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 6:25pm
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I've also had success mixing royal blue and black, but like a previous poster said, you have to add A LOT!

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