How to Darken Green Paint

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Things You'll Need

  • Blue paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Yellow paint


Make sure to mix all the paint you are going to need for your project the first time around, as it's difficult to recreate the same shade.

Darkening green paint requires the help of a few different colors.

No matter what kind of paint you have, you will use the same general technique to darken green paint. When mixing paints, add very little at a time, as it's difficult and sometimes impossible to salvage a color that has been tinted too much. While black may seem like the most effective color to use to darken green paint, it may actually make the color murky.


Step 1

Add a very small amount of blue paint to the green paint.

Step 2

Mix the colors together using your paintbrush and determine if your green paint has been darkened enough. Only add more blue if the paint has been blended completely.

Step 3

Brighten the shade and take away the blue tinge by adding a touch of yellow paint, stirring it in with the same brush.



Amy Lukavics

Amy Lukavics is an Arizona resident who has been a professional writer since 2009. She contributes to the blog Hello, Moon and her writing interests include cooking, crafts, pregnancy, health and beauty.