What colors to mix to make Pink?

As an artist, having multiple shades of Pink at your disposal is particularly convenient when creating a charming color palette for your project. Since our mica powders are inert and highly versatile, they can be mixed together to create your custom shades and then make any type of painting material like acrylic paints, watercolor paints, coloring epoxy resin projects, or even your DIY makeup recipes. 

In this article, you’ll learn to mix MEYSPRING pigment powders that you might already have to make myriad shades of pink. From rich magentas to delightful baby pinks, we have developed easy-to-follow ratios for you. So if you wonder what colors you can mix to make your favorite shade of pink, this article is for you.

By mixing Red and White pigment powders, you can make the most common shade of pink. ​​The amount of each color used determines the final result. For example, the more white you add, the lighter the pink you’ll get, whereas more red will give you a more intense pink. Secondary colors like purples can also be used as a base for more vibrant hues like the well-known Magenta or Fuchsia pink.

Now that you know the base hues you need depending on the shade of pink you want to achieve, you may be wondering what exact MEYSPRING Pigments can be used, the specific ratios, and the supplies needed to create your custom pink palette. Keep reading to find out.

DIY Shades of Pink - Supplies

  1. White, Reddish, and Purple Pigment Powders.
  2. Palette Knife.
  3. Clean surface to mix on (table/counter/cutting board/plate).
  4. Containers to store the new shades created.
  5. PPE: Dust masks and protective eyewear are recommended to prevent pigment particles from entering your lungs, being ingested, or getting into the eyes.
What Colors make Pink?Supplies needed to create your own shade of Pink: MEYSPRING Pigments, measuring spoons, palette knife, and a container.

What colors make light pink?

Adding sufficient white pigment to a reddish base is the key to achieving a light pink shade. But the base color used will determine the look of the resulting pink. In the following formulas to make pale pinks using MEYSPRING mineral pigments, you’ll notice that some base pigments deliver warmer pinks than others. We have added the instructions and ratios below for your reference.

Mixing Instructions:

  1. Measure the amount of each pigment needed (following the recommended ratios below), and place it on a flat surface.
  2. Using your palette knife, gently combine the pigments until thoroughly blended.
  3. That's it! You can use your new color immediately or store it in container.

    Light Pink 01 - Recipe

    Light Pink 02 - Recipe


    What colors make pink without white?

    Since some pigment powders in our catalog already have light bases and golden undertones, we have come up with a couple of formulas resulting in beautifully vibrant pink shades that don’t require adding any white pigment. The process is the same: measure the pigments, thoroughly mix them together, and voilà! Your brand-new shade of pink is ready to use.

    See the specific pigments used in two different formulas along with the ratios below.


    Blush Pink 01 - Recipe

    Blush Pink 02 - Recipe

    What colors make Magenta?

    The typical way to get a magenta shade from primary colors is by combining Red and Blue to make purple and then that purple and red to make magenta. But we have already created the perfect Purple color, Violet Crystal, so you only have to add some red to get a fantastic shade of magenta. See ratios and pigments used below.

    Magenta 01 - Recipe

    Magenta 02 - Recipe

    Final Thoughts

    Making customized shades of pink with MEYSPRING mineral pigments is a fun project! The best part is that you might already have all the base colors needed, and the resulting shades can be used in various applications, from resin art to mineral makeup. 

    Making new tints out of primary and secondary colors is also more affordable than buying specific shades of pinks whenever needed, especially if you’ll only use a little bit for a particular project. Once you know the base colors to mix to get the desired shade of pink, the possibilities are endless!

    Light shades of pink require white pigment to be added to a significantly reddish base. In contrast, more intense magenta shades might need other base colors, like purples. You can follow the formulas we shared in this article to recreate these lovely shades and add them to your palette or even come up with your custom shade, experimenting with other MEYSPRING pigments of your choice. 

    In our experience, most artists prefer to buy pigments instead of already pre-colored paints because they get more freedom to create their customized palettes, and the special effectsthey get using mica powders for that purpose are just out of this world. Check out this article if you want to learn how to use Mica Powder pigments to color Acrylic Paints. 

    Don’t forget to tag us @meyspring on Social Media if you try out these formulas. We can’t wait to see what you create with MEYSPRING DIY shades.

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