How to Make Pastel Colors with Pigment Powders?

If you're looking to add soft and soothing pastel hues to your pigment powder palette, we have good news for you: You don't need to spend more money on brand-new pigments; instead, you can use the MEYSPRING pigments you already have to create unique pastel hues. It's a fun and cost-effective DIY project that can enrich your color scheme and add a distinctive touch to your creations.

This article will explain how you can mix MEYSPRING White Pearl with other mica powders to achieve lovely and unique pastel shades without buying a completely new color that you might need only for a couple of projects. So, whether you're looking to explore with monochromatic palettes in different shades or simply wondering how to make pastel colors in general, this article is for you.

MEYSPRING Pastel Color Formula

Make your own pastel colors with MEYSPRING pigments by following our straightforward mixing formula that transforms any bold and vibrant pigment powder into a delicate pastel tone. This method not only saves money but also allows you to customize colors to suit any project or color scheme, making your current pigment collection more versatile.

Pastel Color Formula

Supplies needed:

  • Mixing surface
  • Measuring spoons
  • Palette knife
  • Small containers with lids to store your new pigment if not used right after mixing

Making your own Pastel Colors

The process is simple and fun. See our step-by-step guide below:

  1. Measuring - Using the measuring spoons, measure 2 parts MEYSPRING White Pearl mica powder and 1 part MEYSPRING pigment of your choice on a glass mixing surface.
  2. Mixing - Start mixing the pigments with a palette knife until the new color looks uniform.
  3. Coloring - Voila! You have a new pastel color in your pigment powder collection. It can be mixed right away into epoxy resin or any other artistic medium like acrylic paint, varnish, watercolor, etc., or just store it in a small container with lid for future projects.

Now that you understand the ratio needed to make pastel colors from your existing pigment stash, you might be curious about specific MEYSPRING pigments you can use to get pastel blue, green, yellow, pink, or orange shades. So we have put together a how-to video for a few DIY pastel colors for your reference. Check them out below!

How to make Pastel Blue

Pastel Blue Formula

How to make Pastel Green

Pastel Green Formula

How to make Pastel Purple

Pastel Purple Formula

How to make Pastel Orange

Pastel Orange Formula


How to make Pastel Yellow

Pastel Yellow Formula


How to make Pastel Pink

Pastel Pink Formula


Watch DIY Pastel Shades in Action

We hope you have a glimpse of how easy is to make your own soft and delicate pastel hues with the help of our White Pearl mica powder. Not only do these pastel shades look terrific on their own, but they complement each other beautifully! Check out a fun and easy geode-style Pastel Rainbow piece we created with epoxy and all DIY Pastel Shades in this blog article!

Final Thoughts

Creating pastel colors using MEYSPRING pigments you already have is an enjoyable and cost-effective way to expand your artistic palette. With the simple mixing formula of 2 Parts White Pearl mica powder and 1 Part any other MEYSPRING pigment, you can transform bold, vibrant hues into soft, soothing pastels. If you need even more subtle hues, you can try a 3:1 ratio, and the softness you’ll achieve will be amazing as well. This approach is widely used by artists and crafters because it not only saves money but also allows for greater customization, enabling you to tailor color palettes to fit any project.

Enhance your creations, no matter what medium you choose with the beauty of these pastel colors, the possibilities are endless. Dig into your existing pigment collection, start mixing, and let your creative soul flourish. We can't wait to see what you create with these shades! For more tutorials, inspiration, and step-by-step guides, be sure to check and explore our blog and social media channels. Happy crafting!

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