Need To Make Khaki Color

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gadgetgirlcakes Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 5:08pm
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I need to make the color of the hat pictured below. I tried americolor warm brown but it is real red. I tried ivory. I tried mixing darkbrown and ivory..any suggestions?

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shanter Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:31am
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Picture?

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AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:39am
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AProbably a very light touch of brown, countered with yellow, and a little tweaking of the two until you get it right.

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gadgetgirlcakes Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:43am
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AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:18am
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AI cannot believe that a brown or ivory didn't get yoy close. That's weird. That's not even what I'd consider khaki...it just looks brown or tan from here.

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Sassyzan Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:29am
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AI think ivory and brown have too much orange in them. Try adding some green.

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AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:32am
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AGreen! But I swear that just looks super light brown from here. I know, monitors are all calibrated differently and I'm on an Android too, so that really could play tricks on me

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Sassyzan Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:35am
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AThe picture is brown, but the brown gels come out very orange. It is hard to get a deep brown color with them.

OP, you could also try using cocoa powder to start out with a more natural shade.

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gadgetgirlcakes Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 1:12pm
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AZ The Navy calls the color Khaki but it really is more of a light brown. I ended up using the dark brown and ivory then adding white. It's close enough. I did it before everyone posted advice. But now I will play around with the other ideas and see if I can get closer. I never realized how hard it would be to color match. Especialy when the color dot on top of the light brown matches almost perfectly! Thanks everyone

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howsweet Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:44pm
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AFor future reference, when you're trying to pull it back from being too warm, add the teeniest bit of black.

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CWR41 Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 7:10pm
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You could try using brown vanilla.

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AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:28pm
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Ahhh, ok, thanks for clearing that up!

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costumeczar Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 10:45pm
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I'm late to the party, but I'd start with a light brown, add a tiny bit of yellow, then a tiny bit of a juniper or olive green. I grew up in a navy family and that color is hideously familiar,

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gadgetgirlcakes Posted 27 Apr 2014 , 2:05pm
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lol

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