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What Color Does Yellow And Magenta Make When Mixed?

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When we mix the Yellow color and Magenta color, it will give the result a Red color.

The color Red is a primary color in both the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color model and the RYB (Red, Yellow, Blue) color model whereas the color Yellow is a primary color in the RYB color wheel. The color Magenta is a secondary color which is the combination of Red and Blue in both color wheels. In the modern color wheel CMY (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow), Yellow, and Magenta colors are considered primary color which combines and provide Red color as result and it is considered a secondary color in this CMY color model.

Color Mixing: Yellow And Magenta

If you mix 50% of Yellow paint and 50% of Magenta paint exactly then it will give Red color or sometimes other shades of Red color depending upon the nature of the other two colors. This is because there are different shades of Yellow color and different shades of Magenta color. If you exactly pick the default Yellow color i.e., #FFFF00 as in Hex Code or RGB(255,255,0), and the default Magenta color i.e., #FF00FF as in Hex Code or RGB(255,0,255) then it will provide the expected Yellow color without having the shades of other colors. 

Overview of Red Color:

The Hex Code for default Red is #FF0000 and the RGB() combination for default Red is RGB(255,0,0). There are different shades of Red color. Some of them are Indian Red, Ruby Red, Cherry, Candy, Apple, Berry, Orange Red, Currant, Blush, Blood, Whine, Crimson, Garnet, Pastel Red, etc.

Red was the first color added to languages after black and white. It is most frequently used in many arts to portray the important description of the art. The word or term Red is derived from the Sanskrit word and Proto-Germanic rauthaz. Red is the most common color used in ancient times and today's era also. The color Red is used to express the following meanings or terms, War, Strength, Physical Courage, Danger, Anger, Love, Heat, Passion, Joy, Sensitivity, Determination, Stress, etc. 

The color Red is most commonly associated with nature such as Vegetables such as Tomato, Red Capsicum, Red Chilly, Red Cabbage, Red Onion, Tomato, Radish, etc., and Fruits such as Apple, Cherry, Plums, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Red Grapefruit, Blood orange, etc., Outer appearances of Animals, Birds, Reptiles and Insects such as Red Squirrel, Red Fox, Red Panda, Bug, Cockroach, Red Poison Dart Frogs, Red Snake, Cardinal, Red Crossbill, Northern Cardinal, Summer Tanager, Hepatic Tanager, etc., The color Red can also be seen in the Rainbows. Many natural minerals are having Red color such as Ruby, Red Diamond, Jasper, Garnet, etc.

Lighten the Red Color:

There are some ways to reduce the red color to light red color. This can be done in the following ways.

  1. Red is a mixture of two primary colors Yellow and Magenta. Here the color Yellow is having a light shade when compared to another primary color Magenta. If you feel that the Red color is darker than you expected and you want to make it a lighter shade of Red then you will mix a certain amount of Yellow color in the Red color to have the desired amount of expected light-red color. It also sometimes looks yellow-red.
  2. Another way is to add White color. A mixture of a certain amount of White color with the Red color turns it into light-red color. Here, you don’t need to add Yellow color because the mixture of White color with Red color is enough to have the expected light-red color.

Darken the Red Color:

There are some ways to darken the Red color to bright red or dark red color. This can be done in the following ways:

  1. Red is a mixture of two primary colors Yellow and Magenta. Here the color Magenta is having a dark shade when compared to another primary color Yellow. If you feel that the Red is lighter than you expected and you want to make it a darker shade of Red then you will mix a certain amount of Magenta color in the Red color to have the desired amount of expected dark-red color.
  2. Another way is to add Black color. A mixture of a certain amount of Black color with the Red color turns it into dark-red color. Here, you don’t need to add a Magenta color because the mixture of a Black color with the Red color is enough to have the expected dark red or bright-red color.

Last Updated : 22 Sep, 2023
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