What does Red, Blue, and Yellow make

what does red, blue, and yellow make

What does Red, Blue, and Yellow make | Color Mixing

The primary color triad in a standard artist’s color wheel is red, yellow, and blue. When the three primary light colors are mixed in equal parts, the result is neutral (gray or white). For example, magenta is created by combining equal parts blue and red. Green is created by combining equal parts yellow and blue. When an equal amount of red and yellow lights are combined, the result is orange.

The term primary color refers to three exemplar colors (red, yellow, and blue) rather than specific pigments in this context. For example, in the RYB color model, red, yellow, and blue are intermixed to form secondary color segments of orange, green, and purple.

 This set of primary colors was developed when access to a wide range of pigments was limited due to availability and cost. It encouraged artists and designers to explore the many nuances of color by mixing and intermixing a limited range of pigment colors.

 Red, yellow, and blue pigments were typically supplemented with white and black pigments in art and design education, creating a broader range of color nuances such as tints and shades.


Most people are unaware of how colors can affect our moods and even help us succeed in various situations. Colors have the power to heal and even help us become our best selves.

Red represents power, energy, strength, passion, and desires. It is especially beneficial for shy people with low energy levels and lacks confidence. It commands attention because it stands out and is the most eye-catching of all the colors. In addition, it boosts metabolism, raises blood pressure, and elicits sexual desire.

Yellow is the color of the sun’s rays. It is associated with knowledge, happiness, enthusiasm, and optimism. It aids decision-making by providing clarity of thought and assisting us in focusing. People should wear yellow with self-doubt and low self-esteem because it boosts confidence. 

The color blue is associated with the sky. It alleviates stress and has a cooling and soothing effect. It is the color of the thought chakra and is excellent for one-sided communication (teacher, public speaker). It is ideal for business people and job seekers because it represents trust, loyalty, and honesty.


Color mixing has two physics: subtractive and additive. When you mix paint pigments, you get subtractive color mixing. Anyone who ever took art classes as a child was taught that the primary colors were red, yellow, and blue. I’m here to tell you that’s an outright lie. I believe they teach this to children because magenta and cyan are difficult words to grasp at such a young age. The primary pigments are magenta (not red), cyan (not blue), and yellow (they got that one right).

When you mix pigment colors, each new color darkens the final result. In subtractive mixing, each new color added brings the result closer to black. The absence of color is white, and the combination of all colors is black.

Different primaries exist in additive color mixing, such as light. We work with the colors red, green, and blue. It’s easier to understand that as you add colors in additive mixing, you get closer to white if you consider every addition of a light source makes the result brighter. White light is the sum of all colors, while black light is the absence of light. 

The two physics of color interact with one another. The primary lighting colors combine pigment primaries (also known as secondary’s). Blue is created by mixing cyan and magenta. Green is created by combining yellow and cyan. To make red, combine yellow and magenta. Black is created by combining equal parts yellow, cyan, and magenta.

Similarly, suppose you’re using primary light colors. In that case, you can mix red and green to get yellow (remember that in additive, the result is brighter than the two colors you’re mixing); green and blue to get cyan, and blue-red to get magenta. When you mix red, green, and blue, you get white.

Color Fundamentals 

A color wheel is a graphical representation of color hues arranged in a circle. It illustrates the relationships between primary, secondary, and intermediate/tertiary colors and aids in demonstrating color temperature. Digital teams use hex codes to communicate exact colors.

Temperature of Color 

The colors on the red side of the wheel are warm, while the colors on the green side are more excellent. These are absolute color temperature designations. More subtle color temperature relationships are relative, which means that colors on the warm side of the wheel can be considered excellent.

Colors on the cool side of the wheel can be considered warm, depending on their relationship to their neighboring color. Colors of the same hue, such as red, can be warmer or cooler than one another. 

Color temperatures impact us psychologically and perceptually by assisting us in determining how objects appear to be positioned.

Warm colors

  • Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow and variations on those three. 
  • Both red and yellow are primary colors, with orange in the middle. 
  • Warmer colors appear closer to the observer.

Cool colors

  • Green, blue, purple, and variations of those three colors are examples of cool colors. 
  • Within the excellent spectrum, blue is the only primary color. 
  • Greens take on some yellow characteristics, while purple takes on some red characteristics.
  • They are frequently more muted than warm colors. 
  • More excellent colors appear farther away from the observer.


Neutrals Neutral colors Black, white, gray, tans, and browns are neutral colors. They are frequently combined with brighter accent colors, but they can also be used alone in designs. The colors around them more heavily influence the meanings and impressions of neutral colors.

Color Models 

Two models represent colors. They serve different functions and have other characteristics. These are their names:

  • CMYK color models 
  • RGB COLOR models 

CMYK color models 

CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, and yellow. It applies to both painting and printing. The CMYK model is a subtractive model, meaning colors are created by absorbing visible light wavelengths. The wavelengths of not absorbed light are reflected, which we see as color. 

RGB COLOR models 

RGB is an abbreviation for red, green, and blue. It applies to computers, televisions, and electronic devices. The RGB model is additive, meaning colors are created by adding light waves in specific combinations to produce blooms.


Conclusion without examining intent is, at best, arrogant. More than any other design aspect, color is fraught with complexities and many variables. Form, space, line, and texture are all factors to consider, but the color is usually the first thing that comes to mind, the elephant in the room. Some men like purple outside of sports, even if they prefer to call it burgundy or maroon. We say that colors play an essential part in our life. Color adds joy to a man’s life.