Skin Tone Combination?

Decorating By usmdesigner Updated 16 Oct 2015 , 10:21pm by usmdesigner

usmdesigner Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 8:20pm
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I used "copper" and the color looks like a peach.  Just trying to get some advice as it looks like when I search the web the colors are all over the place on what to use.  I just do cakes every so often and don't have a big collection of colors, and would like to keep away from buying a lot I don't need :(


Any suggestions on how what to blend to help move it to skin tone from peach?


Thanks!

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costumeczar Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 8:52pm
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Depends on how pale the person is whose skin tone you're copying! If it was me you could use regular white with no food color and that would be pretty close, haha.

If it's too pink you could add a little more white, or a tiny tiny bit of green to un-pink it a little. usually a lot of white icing with a tiny bit of brown, pink and orange in different combinations will give you a caucasian skin tone if that's what you're going for.

winniemog Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 8:58pm
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For Caucasian skin tones I usually start with yellow and add a touch of pink. Maybe you could try to neutralise the peach colour with a little more yellow?

If you have a lot to colour, I would break a small piece off and try to correct that first so you know where you're going.

winniemog Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 8:59pm
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For Caucasian skin tones I usually start with yellow and add a touch of pink. Maybe you could try to neutralise the peach colour with a little more yellow?

If you have a lot to colour, I would break a small piece off and try to correct that first so you know where you're going.

CatherineGeorge Posted 15 Oct 2015 , 10:44pm
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I'm finding that all skin tones end up with some combination of yellow, red, brown and green (to tone down pink and make everything a little muddy). Skin is complicated so I think more is more in getting the right tone.


If you haven't already, I recommend reading up on the color wheel and using those principles to help you.

Brookebakescake Posted 16 Oct 2015 , 12:36am
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Complimentary colors make brown.  So: blue+orange, red+green, and purple+yellow all make brown.  Since skin is mostly a brown/tan with a little touch of pink in it, use green+red, but usually a tiny bit more red than green.  If you're color looks too peachy, you need more green.  not much more.

usmdesigner Posted 16 Oct 2015 , 7:29pm
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Yeah it was pretty much as peachy as it gets.  I had no clue what green or how much.  Long story short, it turned absolute green after just a dab of green :(

Going to have to give it another shot tonight or during the weekend.  This is something I'm planning for at the end of november, so I have time.  Just trying to work it out now :)


Thanks for the advice so far!

-K8memphis Posted 16 Oct 2015 , 9:28pm
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for caucasian skin i use mostly white icing colored with a bit of pink icing and yellow icing -- add varying amounts of brown icing  to make darker skin tones -- in other words don't use color right out of the bottle/jar

usmdesigner Posted 16 Oct 2015 , 10:21pm
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Well I just tried Americolor's Ivory and it actually looks pretty good.  Going for a fair skinned person.


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