How To Get The Right Shade Of Blue?

Decorating By mumof3 Updated 13 Aug 2011 , 7:17pm by Holdoll

mumof3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 3:02pm
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If I am correct there seems to be two shades of blue a green blue and a grey blue.

Just to clarrify the TWITTER LOGO on the left....would be a green blue, whilst the Cake Central sign is a more grey blue.

Can anyone help in telling me how to achieve a grey blue. Every blue I have used give a green blue.

Thank you.

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jamiekwebb Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 3:18pm
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There are no pictures to compare the colors....

scoobydid Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 3:42pm
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jamiekwebb - where the pictures are threw me too at first - I believe mumof3 is referring to looking to the far left of your screen, beyond this text section - in the ad section. There you will find the Twitter button with the blue bird. The Cake logo is in the header at the top of screen, just above the "home", "recipes", etc. buttons.

As for how to get a grey blue... I would start with Americolor Blue and try adding any or a combination of the following, in various amounts, to get the blue you want: purple, black, navy blue. They will all pull you away from the green direction.
Write down your combinations and amounts on paper until you get what you're after. That way, you'll have a record for the next time you need this color. OR, you may discover a color you love but don't need right now. Keep this list for future reference.

mumof3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 5:56pm
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I am so sorry I should of said, I was refering to the computer screen.

Spot on scoobydid! thumbs_up.gif

(It's funny how in our own heads we know what we are saying, and don't give it a second thought.......well not untill someone points out something different icon_redface.gif )

Scoobydid, thanks for the tip, especically about writing things down. Off to do some experiments with pen and paper in hand.

If anyone else has any other tips in achieving a certain colour, I would love to hear them. icon_biggrin.gif

Holdoll Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 6:28pm
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Here is a color chart that I found by googling "americolor mixing chart". or

The last time I tried to post the links it did not work, so that's why I included what to search.

ibmoser Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 6:39pm
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One other possibility to be aware of is that butter in buttercream or most homemade fondants (and many purchased, especially those that do not exclaim white-white on the label LOL) have a yellowish undertone which will give that greenish tint to blue colors. I'm not a color mixologist, but I think you need to add pigment from the opposing color on the color wheel to neutralize that yellowish undertone.

mumof3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 6:56pm
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Holdoll...that's very kind! thumbs_up.gif

ibmoser, you know what I think you are right. I make my fondant so it always has an ivory colour. It didn't occur to me that, as I wasn't starting out with something that isn't truly white, the end result would be different.

BTW really appreciate everyone's help.

mumof3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 7:15pm
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Holdoll, that colour chart is very good.

Thanks again


Holdoll Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 7:17pm
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Originally Posted by mumof3

Holdoll, that colour chart is very good.

Thanks again


thumbs_up.gif You're very welcome!

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