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How do I get dark/olive green?

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I have fondant that is leaf green right now but much too bright, how do I get dark green or olive green? Add black? Ughh I am the worst at mixing colors!!!
post #2 of 10
For olive green, add a little brown as well as a tiny bit of black.

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post #3 of 10
I'd mix in some brown, not black.
post #4 of 10
In the future, it also makes it easier if you start with "moss green" and then add the black.

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post #5 of 10
I use this chart all the time, and it is always spot on

http://www.rolledfondant.com/color.htm[url][/url]
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Originally Posted by labelle24

I use this chart all the time, and it is always spot on

http://www.rolledfondant.com/color.htm[url][/url]



labelle24...I couldn't link to this...could you try again?

As far as the olive green goes I'd use what you have and start adding dark brown and yellow and a touch of black if necessary. Hold it up next to something olive green and you can often tell what colors need to be added to make it what you want.

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post #8 of 10
recently saw this here on cake central hop this can help you as well.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/858073/carta-de-colores

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post #9 of 10
I pair leaf green with orange. You can add brown if you want it darker, but try not to add too much black- that has all the primary colors so you're also adding blue to the green which won't help you.
Also, add the color and wait a while to see it develop.
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post #10 of 10
buy the color called "avocado"
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