Chris Breier's Color Mixing Course

Learn practical, real world color mixing from a color expert who has appeared on BuzzFeed and NowThis.
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  • For Beginners and Advanced Painters

    The exercises start out easy and become more complex as you progress. You can use student acrylics or professional acrylics.

  • Save Time

    Save time by not having to learn through trial and error. I know what all of the color mixing pitfalls are and how to avoid them. This course is solely focused on color mixing and how pigments interact when you mix them.

  • Color Mixing That Actually Works

    These are the same color mixing techniques and strategies that I use in the videos that I post to social media. I've used them to match the colors of hundreds of objects.

  • Over 60 Minutes of Video

    This course is approximately 60 minutes long. I've included a color mixing cheat sheet and my acrylic color mixing chart as downloadable PDFs.


"As a person that has struggled with color theory all my life, I am so glad I found Chris and this course.  This was a fantastic change of pace on how to teach the art of color mixing.  No complex vocabulary or hard to understand concepts.  Just practical tips and tricks and easy to follow instructions with a smattering of art terms when they help demonstrate the concept."

David Voorhies

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introduction

  • 2

    Art Supplies

    • Acrylic Paints

    • Recommended Colors

    • Brushes & Palette Knives

    • Palettes & Palette Paper

  • 3

    PDF Downloads

    • Color Mixing Charts

  • 4

    Color Mixing Demos (Easy)

    • Light Blue Permanent

    • Medium Magenta

    • Brilliant Purple

    • Light Portrait Pink

    • Light Green Permanent

  • 5

    Color Mixing Demos (Harder)

    • Hooker's Green

    • Burnt Sienna

    • Raw Sienna

    • Black And Neutral Gray 5

  • 6

    Colors That Are Too Vivid To Match

    • Turquoise, Ultramarine Blue

  • 7

    Magenta VS Red

    • How To Mix Red

    • Red vs Magenta

  • 8

    Color Mixing Demos (with additional colors)

    • Green Leaf

    • Brown Leaf

    • Celery- the Difference Between Ultramarine and Phthalo Blue

    • Red Apple - Isolating Colors From the Subject

    • Inside of an Apple - Off White Colors

  • 9

    How to Compensate for How Acrylics Dry Darker

    • Why Do Acrylics Dry Darker?

    • Purple Calculator

  • 10

    Basic Color Terminology

    • Basic Color Mixing Terminology

  • 11

    FAQs and Misc Videos

    • Can You Mix Fluorescent/Neon Colors?

    • Isn't White a Combination of All Colors?

    • What Is Masstone and Undertone?

    • Can You Mix Any Color From Those Few Colors in Your Tin?

    • Can you mix an orange that's as vivid as Cadmium Orange?

    • Do You Have to Match Colors Like This for Every Color in a Painting?

  • 12

    Related YouTube Videos

    • A Compilation of My YouTube Color Mixing Videos

    • TikTok Color Mixing Compilation

    • How to Mix Brown

    • How to Mix Purple

    • How to Mix Sky Blue

    • Yellow and Black Makes Green

    • How to Mix Black Paint

    • Black Paints Compared

  • 13

    Feedback / Survey

    • Survey - Feedback