Blending Paint Colors the Easy Way

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I am asked all the time how to blend paint colors easily. I know there are many different ways, but here's what works for me! 😁

A couple months ago I mixed up some paint colors to come up with this Emerald green. Unfortunately it wasn't as popular as I thought. And it just sat collecting dust instead of selling.

I chose my new colors. I planned on an ombre' look and find it easiest to work with 3.

I am using Retique It Cerise, Verona Rose, and Snow.

After I cleaned with Krud Kutter, I got started using the darkest color first on the bottom of the dresser. I kept the drawers in at 1st so that I could plan on where I wanted my colors to start and stop.

Next I painted with my middle color. It's OK if it doesn't cover completely because it's only the 1st coat.

And then finally I used my lightest color on top.

The next step was to take out the drawers. As you can see there are some spots that didn't get paint. Then give everything a second coat.

This might be a good time to mention that I used 3 different brushes. Otherwise you would have to wash them in between each color. In between coats I kept the brushes in a plastic container with water. Just make sure your brush isn't too wet when painting. I kept a rag nearby that I squeezed out the excess water.

As you see when I was putting on my base colors, I wasn't worried about blending at this time.

Ok..here is the fun part! Put the drawers back in. Paint your dark color towards where you're going to blend with a damp brush. Then a layer of your medium color while your dark color is still wet. Lightly brush in the middle of both of them until they are lightly blended. Then with the paint on your brush you can Slightly brush up the dresser up the dresser so that the dark color comes color mixes.

If you have too much dark ...just go over with your medium color and blend down. Also if your paint is starting to dry too quick you can either use a misting bottle or dip the tip of your brush into the water.

Then again where the 2 colors meet lightly blend like you did with the darker color.

When you are happy with your blending let everything dry. Then apply your sealer with a sponge to get a flawless finish. I used Retique It Ultratique since it will be going in a little girl's room. That will make it scrubable! (Is that a word? LOL)

Is after the sealer dried I put back on the knobs. I kept my 3 layers pretty noticeable, But you can blend more if that's the look you want. It's really fun to try different looks.

Make sure you remember to blend the sides as well! 😁


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  • Tawny Devillier Tawny Devillier on Jul 15, 2021

    looks precious.. did you sell it?

  • MCKT4013 MCKT4013 on Jul 21, 2021

    Oh man, I LOVE that emerald green! How did you get that color? I have a couple things that color would look great on!


    I love the ombre too! I did some ombre painting in my office as an experiment because the walls are sort of rounded (its an attic that was previoualy turned into a room) so straight lines between colors without a corner did not look right to me and I did not want all 1 color. It did not come out perfect but it still looks pretty darn good for a first try lol


    Great job on the ombre dresser! Glad to hear it sold! This motivates me to keep practicing this tequnique on something other than a wall!!

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