What Two Colors Make Red

You probably learned about colors in elementary school. That colors like Red, Green, and Blue make up primary colors, and when combined, they make up new secondary colors like purple, yellow, and orange.

Let’s look at Red as a primary color; for instance, have you ever wondered what two colors make Red? Well, in this article, we’ll profile the color red and find out if two colors can be combined to get red.

What Does Red Mean?

We all know that colors affect and depict emotions, none more so than Red.

Red exudes vibrance and boldness, so it is arguably the most, if not the most, popular color among artists.

While we are not always conscious of how a color makes us feel, color can influence our moods in many ways.

The feelings that people associate with red largely depend on the hue of red and what culture it appears in. Red has been used to depict heat, fire, passion, love, strength, dominance, and danger.

What Two Colors Make Red

Red is a primary color, so you cannot mix your own pure red. But you can produce numerous shades of red by mixing two colors.

What are they?

Yellow and Cyan.

Yes. You can make red by mixing those two.

This video explains how to go about it


There you go. I hope this post was helpful. Kindly share if you found this useful, and if you tried this, how did it turn out? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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