Its ugly to look at It seems too academic It is a tool and not a list of paints to go and buy and paint all your paintings with. The irony is, when learning about colour mixing, it is the most important thing to understand. You might also like: The hidden hues of colour mixing How to balance Warm and cool colours The 3 tricks of complementary colour you can learn from Van Gogh. Pro tip : Not to be confused with the labelling of pigments on paint tubes such as Cadmium red Hue. In this example hue means imitation. So Cadmium Red Hue isnt a pure pigment, it has been replaced with an alternative you can read more about labelling on a paint tube here. This video below shows how a blue can tone down orange. And how orange can make blue appear darker. These are both opposite each other on the colour wheel so are complementary colours. Having a basic knowledge of the colour wheel is really important so you can always find your way out of a colour mixing corner. The 3 primary colours. Blue, Red and Yellow.
Acrylics can get a bad press as being too garish and childlike but its not the paints but an Artists choice of pigments. If youd like to learn more about colour mixing with Acrylics you should have a look at the Simple Colour Mixing Course.