If you just want to make that original colour lighter, all you need to do is add white and if you have a colour that you want to make look more muted and atmospheric, adding a dark brown or grey can help you achieve this.
Dr Dulux’s top paint mixing tips:
1. Experiment with what you have at home – this could be leftover paint from previous decorating projects. Using what you know from the colour wheel, start mixing small amounts of paint to find the colour you want.
2. Don’t try this with the kids. We know playing with colour is fun, but we advise not to mix paint when the little ones are around.
3. Get your colour mixed properly. If you’ve found a colour you love using your leftover paint, simply paint it onto a piece of paper and take it into a store that offers Dulux Colour Mixing. We’ll colour match it for you and mix up exactly the amount you need in the paint finish you want.
So, if you’re feeling creative and are brave enough to experiment, why not give mixing your own colours a go? Maybe for your first time, start with a smaller project like one of the Micro Makeovers we mentioned at the beginning of this article.
Of course, if you’re working on an important project, we’d recommend popping into a store that offers Dulux Colour Mixing and letting our experts guide you in creating the perfect unique colour. Either way, you can achieve a colour that’s special to you and one that no one else will have in their home!