Is there such a thing as a color chart for food coloring? I would like to know how to get a true color of red, black etc... If you know where to find such a chart please point me in the right direction. Thanks everyone.
I personally have been looking forever for a color chart plus I even Emailed Americolor to see if they had a color mixing chart to show different possibilties. I never heard back from them. You'd think if you were the company that makes the product you would have a tool like that to help the customer. My oil painting suppliers have color charts.
If someone else has come accross the color chart and color mixing chart for any food color product, please let us know.
Under the Articles tab at the top of the site, there is a coloring chart.
Thank you Chell2007. I'm not sure about Evone, but I was hoping for a printers color chart since the internet, computer and printers vary so much on color. However, I appreciate your response.
I'm not much help on a color chart, but when I want to attain black and red (or any other deep dark color) I add cocoa powder to my icing and fondant.
OhMyGoodies, thank you, I have seen this Chart before and think Evone may find it useful. I always found it rather interesting that the color was not ever shown and so I wondered about consistency and ability to recreate the color.
Then I've always used Americolor and wondered if the two different companies would have similar results?
But here is the thing....I'm the customer and believe that I should not have to work this hard for answers.....right? All I want is a color mixing chart with "actual copy of the colors" to purchase.
TipTop I totally agree!!! I think that since we are buying their product it should either come WITH the Americolor set (I mean hell it costs so damn much as is why not include a piece of paper lol) or at least be available for a download or print off their website.... Please PM me and let me know if you ever come across what we're all lookin for
I can't vouch for the accuracy of all these mixtures, but a friend of mine sent this along to me and I've used a couple of them and they've worked great.
Custom Frosting Colors
Apricot 5 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink
Aqua 3 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Avocado 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue, 2 parts leaf green
Bright Red 1 part lemon yellow, 5 parts red-red
Brown 4 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink, 1 part leaf green
Burgundy 5 parts pink, 1 part royal blue
Burnt Orange copper paste color, plus yellow liquid food coloring
Chartreuse 9 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green
Coral 2 parts lemon yellow, 3 parts pink
Egg Yellow 8 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red
Golden Yellow 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red
Lavender 2 parts pink, 1p art royal blue
Lilac 3 parts pink, 1 part royal blue
Lime 3 parts lemon yellow, 1 part leaf green
Mint 1 part lemon yellow, 1 part royal blue,1 part leaf green
Moss 6 parts lemon yellow, 1 part Christmas red, 3 parts leaf green
Old Rose 8 parts pink, 1 part royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Peach 4 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts pink
Pistachio 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts leaf green
Purple 3 parts Christmas red, 3 parts royal blue
Rust 1 part lemon yellow, 3 parts Christmas red, 2 parts royal blue
Strawberry 3 parts lemon yellow, 5 parts Christmas red
Turquoise 4 parts royal blue, 1 part leaf green
Maroon burgundy, red-red, black
Gold start with 9.5 parts lemon yellow, .5 parts red-red, .25 parts Kelly green
Silver start with 1 part black, 1 part sky blue, added to white icing.
Vivid colors Use half margarine, and half vegetable shortening in butter-crème recipe.
Brown Add powdered cocoa until desired color is achieved. Add additional water or chocolate syrup as needed.
Ivory Substitute butter flavored Crisco for part of the regular Crisco in butter-crème icing recipes.
Flesh A touch of copper in white icing.
Always add orange color to green icing for a more natural shade.
How do I get ivory and cream icings from white icing?
Thanks so much everyone I have been so busy I forgot about my question to you. We are almost ready to open our cake shop and we are talking days now so I am very nervous and busy. sorry I didn't get back to cc for so long. Thanks so much you are all life savers
Americolor does have a color chart. One side shows all of the colors they offer and the other shows colors you can mix to get other colors. I carry these charts in my shop and give them to customers who purchase the Americolors. Have a great day.
At www.intotheoven.com if you goto the fondant forum there is a sticky thread called custom fondant colors or some combo of those three words... Anyway, this thread contains a big color mixing chart from satin ice!