It's easy to achieve a "spectrum" of colors with these inter mixable color drops by being able to control the hue and intensity with each drop. With a built in dropper in each bottle so you can add just one drop into traditional monomer and see the color changes instantly. It's fun to experiment and create customized color acrylic for endless nail design possibilities. If you are looking for a solid color acrylic, Spectrum Color Art Drops are versatile enough to be used straight from the bottle. Just add the drops directly into a dampen dish, no need to dilute in acrylic liquid monomer.
Having a color mixing chart is helpful if you are looking to achieve a specific shade..
Let the fun begin with three primary color - red, yellow and blue.
These three are taken as the basis for mixing all other colors. If you mix these primary colors in equal parts, you'll get a neutral color, usually a murky gray (it depends on the pigments you use).
When you mix any two primary colors, you get the secondary colors:
yellow and blue produce green
blue and red produce purple
red and yellow produce orange
This leaves each primary color with a complementary color (mixed from the other two primaries). Blue/orange, red/green, and yellow/purple are complementary to each other.
Obviously, the fun really starts when you go on mixing primary and secondary colors. This gives you all the fabulous hues around the color wheel, from greenish blues to yellowish greens. These are sometimes called ‘tertiary’ colors.
When you align the 3 primary colors with the secondary and 'tertiary' colors around the color wheel chart, the complementary colors always sit directly opposite each other. Each pair complement (= 'complete') each other to produce a neutral color. Mix two complementary colors, and you'll get the old murky gray.
Experiment and have fun!