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Green Color Wheel for St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  In honor of the day when we all wear green, I decided to make a color wheel using three green paints: Green Gold, Pthalo Green (Yellow Shade), and Viridian Green.  I was curious to learn how they were different, how they mixed, and how they tinted and shaded.  My color wheel teaches me all those things!

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This didn't take me very long and I learned a few things:

  • Viridian Green has a slight blue hue to it.
  • I can use Green Gold as a yellow, especially when mixing.  But it's a less saturated color.
  • Who needs to buy teal paint?  Check out those lovely shades of teal I got by tinting my paint.
  • I like the shaded (outside ring) colors the best.  Perhaps I'm still in a winter mood?  But those deep dark greens are super appealing to me at the moment.
  • The differences between Viridian Green and Pthalo Green (Yellow Shade) are minor and subtle.  I do own Pthalo Green (Blue Shade) and I suspect it's even closer to Viridian Green.  Perhaps I will not restock the Viridian Green.  The bottle is almost empty and it's so close in hue to colors I already own that it seems silly to buy more.
  • On the other hand, I need to choose some other greens.  Green gold is great, but I need some other green hues for my paint collection.  Time to go shopping!  :)

Some resources for you: I used the color wheel SVG I designed for the base of this wheel.  I have an online class all about color mixing and a class on using a limited palette.

I hope you're having a very green day!  Thanks for stopping by!

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