How to Make a Color Wheel

If you are looking to learn how colors relate to each or even if you just want to improve your painting and coloring skills then you should consider creating a color wheel using colors paints.

It is recommended to start your color wheel using primary colors such as blue, red and yellow and then color the rest of the wheel by blending the secondary colors. Although color wheels can be created with different mediums, it is best to use watercolor paints because they are easy to use and mix.

So what are you waiting for? Follow some simple instructions detailed below to learn how to make a color wheel.

Things Required:

– Paper
– Pencil
– Blue Paint
– Yellow Paint
– Red Paint


  • 1

    Before doing anything else you will need to make sure that you have a watercolor set. If you do not have water coloring set, consider purchasing one from your local stationery store. Get an empty piece of paper and draw an equilateral triangle on it.

  • 2

    Create a blue circle at the bottom right point of the triangle using a blue paint and make a yellow circle at the highest end of the triangle using the yellow paint. Similarly, consider creating a red circle at the bottom left point of the triangle. Since red, yellow and blue are the primary colors here, you will be required to connect them to the color wheel.

  • 3

    Now, sketch another circle passing through the red, blue and yellow circles. Make green color by mixing equal quantities of yellow and blue colors. Create a green circle on the outline between the blue and yellow circle.

  • 4

    Make the purple colors by mixing equal quantities of red and blue colors. Again, make a purple circle on the line between the red and blue circles. Prepare the orange color by mixing the equal quantities of yellow and red paints, and paint an orange circle on the line between the yellow and red circles.

  • 5

    Make a line to connect secondary colors i.e. orange, green and purple. This will create another triangle of secondary colors.

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