color theory takes practice
While it is possible to make any color using Magenta, Cyan and Yellow...
You are not a printer.
Our Sampler Set gives you
"Seriously....some of us just want to fill in coloring pages and Zen out for a while."
Limited Color Palette
You might hear people throwing around the term "Limited Palette" and wonder what they are talking about. More experienced painters have had some practice mixing different colors together to make all the extras... some of us are as proud as peacocks about how good we are at mixing colors and can forget what a hassle it can be for those who don't have a lot of practice.
All mixtures created with these are called Convenience Colors...because it's just so handy to have lots of the exact color you want without painstaking mixing -especially if you didn't mix enough and are halfway through a painting...good luck matching that mixture again!
Convenience Color Examples
Warm Primary Palette
Whether you're on a tight budget or hesitant about mixing colors, this combination will give you a lot! We have selected the warm primaries as they will combine to make beautiful oranges, purples and greens without too much effort.
Cool Primary PALETTE
If you like a challenge and want more range, you can try our Cool Primaries. It can take more effort and tweaking to make the Fuchsia (a shade of Magenta...great pink color) turn red, but it is possible. You can mix these colors together in varying combinations to create the Warm Primaries above...the Cool Primaries in this set are the "True Primaries" because there is nothing you can mix together to get these colors. If you start with bright colors, you can darken them up (or nature-fiy them) but if you start with a dark earthy palette-you can't brighten it up.
Fairly Limited Palette-Our Favorites
A few colors can go a long way! It is ideal to start with the purest and brightest colors possible for maximum results...don't worry, you can still create more muted and natural colors with these (see the extra mixes on the side below).