Blue Color - How To Get It?

Decorating By Panel7124 Updated 13 Nov 2011 , 6:40am by Panel7124

Panel7124 Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 2:25pm
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I'd like to achieve this blue:

http://s1183.photobucket.com/albums/x463/Panel7124/?action=view¤t=step1.jpg

I have only ice, sky, royal and marine (navy) blue. Trying to combine those I've got teal. Adding black the color seems just dirty. Any ideas? TIA

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Elcee Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 2:12am
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I never have good luck adding black to anything. I've stopped trying that as an option. The picture looks like deep royal to me. I think I'd just keep adding royal until you get the look you're going for.

cakestars Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 2:34am
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definately keep adding more royal blue! good luck icon_smile.gif

Connie1027 Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 2:58am
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I've had some luck with adding a bit of purple or violet to navy. It counters some of the green that always seems to be there. Try it on a small chunk of fondant and see if it works for you. It keeps the color bright, unlike what happens when you add black. Note that it darkens as it sits awhile, so don't add too much at first. Good luck.

Panel7124 Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 6:40am
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Thanks so much to everybody! Teal and red is an awful combination icon_wink.gif (the boy wants blue and red cake...). I'll add more royal blue and also try adding some purple.

Edited later: Definitely better soon after adding more royal and pink + purple. The green shade starts to disappear. (Yeah, green and red are opposites on the color wheel - it was a long day yesterday...)

http://s1183.photobucket.com/albums/x463/Panel7124/?action=view¤t=Blue-2shades.jpg

Thank you all again! Connie, you've definitely pointed me in the right direction!

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