Experimenting By mixing colors, you can create a full range of exciting color possibilities from just a small collection of paints (called a “limited palette”). The chart below shows the variety of colors that can be created from a limited palette of 10 colors. Each of the squares on the chart is a two-color mix. You can create an even greater variety by mixing together three colors, but most watercolorists agree that any number beyond that usually produces a dark, muddy mix. Charts like this are a useful reference, especially when created using your own palette and paint combinations.
with Color Mixes
All the colors here are equal 50/50 mixes, but changing the
proportion of one color can dramatically alter your results.