The gold color symbolizes wealth, glamour, and magic which makes it a famous color for paintings as well as crafts. It the most difficult color to mix and obtain as the gold color has both warm and cool undertones.
But with the mixing guidance, you will get the perfect gold color according to your project’s requirements. You can also add pigment or glitter to get a more realistic, metallic look of your gold color. So let’s begin the process of mixing up colors to obtain gold color.
Mix equal parts of brown and yellow to make a goldenrod shade
If you are using a tube of brown paint, this is the simplest way to make gold. Simply use the two colors yellow and brown to stir together equally to attain a more traditional mustard-colored gold. If the colors look bland or beige, try adding a drop of red and a drop of blue to get undertones.
Obtain brown-based gold by stirring together red, blue, and yellow
First, mix together equal parts of red and blue to create a green shade. Then mix together an equal amount of green shade and yellow color to make warm-tones, dark gold. If you are looking for brighter gold, adding yellow until to get desired shade.
To create deep gold combine equal parts of red, black, and yellow
In a palette, begin by making a warm maroon for the gold by mixing black and red. Then add yellow to the mixture to make it brighter and lighter. To get warmth color, mix a drop of red, magenta, brown, or orange depending on the tint that you want to get. Also to get cooler shade, add a drop of light blue.
Adjust the tone of the color by adding red, blue, yellow, or white
If you are figuring out the gold color that you have already mixed, stick to the primary color and white. Adding red color will make the gold warmer tone, and blue will give it a cooler tone. Yellow will assist to even out colors that are too warm or cool, and white will make the colors lighter.
Add a few drops of white to make glitter or pigment shine brighter
If you want to achieve lighter color add sparkly or metallic shade. Add 2 to 3 drops of white into gold that you mixed, and stir it after each drop. Once you have accomplished a color that is 1-2 shades lighter than your original color, you can add glitter or pigment.
Sprinkle in a pinch of golf iridescent pigment to get a metallic color
Buy a gold or pearl iridescent pigment, like craft pigment or mica, in a bobby store or online. Add a very small amount at first and mix thoroughly. Use a brush to test the paint what you want it to be on a piece of paper.