How Do I Get This Color With Wilton Gel Colors?

Decorating By EvMarie Updated 4 Apr 2010 , 1:15am by dalis4joe

EvMarie Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 2:38am
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Hi Everyone,

I'm making a cookie favor that includes MMF flowers tinted the same color as the link below. The pic should include a bridal party dress with the bottom part a blue-ish purple-ish color.

http://www.jordanfashions.com/ShowDressDetail.aspx?collectionid=3&dressid=702&photoid=17744

I'm glad I checked with the customer. She told me "royal" and I just thought navy blue right off the bat. This appears to be a dark periwinkle. I normally use wilton gel colors. But, may be able to get americolor at the little cake shop we have.

What would you use?

16 replies
Kiddiekakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 2:41am
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It looks navy to me..I would start with Royal blue and add a touch of black or regal purple..I use Americolors so I'm not sure about wilton..You will need alot though to get navy...

ninatat Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 2:56am
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yes i like americolor to me it looks royal blue i think the dress looks royal to me, try small amounts and count your dot's of color you put in. did you look on the americolor color chart.

aej6 Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:01am
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No idea but what a gorgeous dress!

dguerrant Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:20am
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I agree with kiddie cakes, get it as blue as you can with royal blue, and a smidge of purple, and a tiny bit of black

tirechic Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:34am
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That looks royal blue, use wilton royal blue and add till you get it deep enough, I had a cake with that color, my sons school color, look in my photos, (its not a very good pic tho) It will take at least 2 little pots or one big one. Hth, its a tough color to have. Oh and rem it will deepen with time, so get close and then wait a few hours, and check.

tesso Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:34am
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my computer settings might be off, but that looks like royal purple to me. I would start off with americolors regal purple and once that was strong i would add, a smidgeon at a time, navy blue or royal blue.

mamawrobin Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 4:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tesso

my computer settings might be off, but that looks like royal purple to me. I would start off with americolors regal purple and once that was strong i would add, a smidgeon at a time, navy blue or royal blue.




I agree. I thought I must be color blind until I read your post. I'm seeing purple as well icon_lol.gif

PinkLisa Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 8:36am
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I see purple as well. I would use purple and a bit of black.

ibmoser Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:10pm
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Computer screens frequently don't give an accurate color representation. I think I'd be asking your client for an actual fabric swatch to match.... I see royal blue, BTW.......

CakeCrystals Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 12:10pm
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This dress looks like a Royal Blue. Open the link and use the browse by color drop down and change the color of the dress. The navy however does look almost black. Check it out.

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 4:52pm
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Looks like a deep periwinkle to me. For Wilton's colors, I would use purple mixed with royal blue then just a very small amount of black to darken the color. Make it at least a few hours ahead of time to let the color deepen.

KellJ Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 5:31pm
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If you can get a swatch of that fabric I would! Periwinkle is a hard color to match, sometimes it looks more on the blue side and sometimes it looks more on the purple side. If you can get Americolors I would really go with those. You might try mixing the royal with violet or regal and if you need to go darker maybe a touch of black. But if you can get a hold of that material that will really help you out.

Good Luck!

ninatat Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 12:45am
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Hi all i though periwinkle at first to but thought it was more lavender, i looked up crayola color fun, and other sites and there are so many different shades i found one on huhch.com/favorate-color periwinkle, the flower they show is almost exact. but i think the swatch is a must also, usually you can buy a small one from the bridal shop. on one site's they showed it as a pastel lavender.

dalis4joe Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 1:12am
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FYI:
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Kitagrl Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 1:12am
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I think you'll need a nice navy blue color (and a bit of royal blue to help) and then add bits of purple or violet until it matches...

dalis4joe Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 1:15am
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if u have a picture program..... you can save the image... then use the color grab tool and it will tell you the color with a number code... that might help...

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