Color Formulation Guidelines

Shown are the 50 main color groupings. The depth and shade of color for each formulation will depend on how much you use. For a more intense color use more, less intense, use less.

Watermelon

2 Parts Pink

+ 1 Part Red

Watermelon

pinks

Dusty Rose

4 Parts Pink + 1 Part Brown

1 Part Purple

Dusty Rose

Magenta

12 Parts Pink

+ 1 Part Black

Magenta

Rosewood

3 Parts Pink

+ 1 Part Brown

Rosewood

Fuchsia

8 Parts Pink

+ 1 Part Purple

Fuchsia

Paprika

6 Parts Red + 3 Parts Orange + 1 Part Brown

Paprika

reds

Coral

2 Parts Red + 1 Part Pink

1 Part Yellow

Coral

Sangria

8 Parts Red + 4 Parts Pink + 1 Part Black

Sangria

Merlot

4 Parts Red + 2 Parts Pink + 1 Part Purple

Merlot

Garnet

12 Parts Red + 12 Part Pink + 1 Part Purple

Garnet

Pumpkin Spice

4 Parts Orange

+ 1 Part Brown

Pumpkin Spice

oranges

Salmon

1 Part Orange

+ 2 Parts  Pink

Salmon

Brick

2 Parts Orange + 1Part Red + 1 Part Brown

Brick

Island Punch

2 Parts Orange

+ 1 Part Red

Island Punch

Mango

1 Part Orange

+ 1Part Yellow

Mango

Gold

2 Parts Yellow

+ 1 Part Brown

Gold

Yellows

Marigold

2 Parts Yellow

+ 1 Part Orange

Marigold

Tuscan Sun

4 Parts Yellow + 2 Parts Orange + 1 Part Brown

Tuscan Sun

Banana

12 Parts Yellow

+ 1 Part Brown

Banana

Sour Lemon

8 Parts Yellow

+ 1 Part Green

Sour Lemon

Lime

1 Part Green

+ 1 Part Yellow

Lime

greens

Olive

2 Parts Green

+ 1 Part Orange

Olive

Hunter Green

2 Parts Green + 2 Parts Blue + 1 Part Black

Hunter Green

Pine

2 Parts Green + 1 Part Blue + 1 Part Black

Pine

Forest

4 Parts Green

+ 1 Part Brown

Forest

Navy

4 Parts Blue + 2 Parts Purple + 1 Part Black

Navy

blues

Eucalyptus

2 Parts Blue + 1 Part Green + 1 Part Black

Eucalyptus

Cornflower

1 Part Blue

+ 1 Part Purple

Cornflower

Turquoise

3 Parts blue

+ 1 Part Green

Turquoise

Aquamarine

2 Parts Blue

+ 1 Part Black

Aquamarine

Blackberry

1 Parts Purple + 1 Part Black + 1 Part Red + 2 Parts Pink

Blackberry

purples

Periwinkle

2 Parts Purple

+ 1 Part Blue

Periwinkle

Eggplant

1 Part Purple + 2 Parts Pink + 1 Part Red

Eggplant

Grape

2 Parts Purple + 4 Parts Pink + 1 Part Black

Grape

Heather

4 Parts Purple

+ 1 Part Black

Heather

Espresso

2 Parts Brown

+ 1 Part Red+ 1 Part Black

Espresso

browns

Carob

4 Parts Brown + 1 Part Black + 1 Part Green

Carob

Gingerbread

2 Parts Brown

+ 1 Part Orange

Gingerbread

Tawny

2 Parts Brown

+ 1 Part Yellow

Tawny

Penny

1 Part Brown

+ 1 Part Red

Penny

Warm Grey

2 Parts Black

+ 1 Part Brown

Warm Grey

grey

Steel Grey

4 Parts Black

+ 1 Part Blue

Steel Grey

Graphite

3 Parts Black

+ 1 Part Purple

Graphite

Clay

4 Parts Black

+ 1 Part Green

Clay

Taupe

1 Part Black

+ 1 Part Brown

Taupe

1

3 Parts Brown + 1 Part Green + 1 Part Yellow

1

skintone

2

2 Parts Brown + 1 Part Pink + 1 Part Yellow + 1 Part Green

2

3

2 Parts Brown + 1 Part Black + 1 Part Pink

3

4

2 Parts Brown

+ 1 Part Yellow

4

5

3 Parts Brown + 3 Parts Yellow + 1 Part Black

5

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Colors & Flavors as Bold as Your Art

10 SIMPLE GUIDLINES

  1. Colors are mixed by using "parts."

  2.  Parts can be any measurement, For example, a large squeeze, a drop, a dip of a toothpick, or anything in between, Start lighter.

  3. Sweet Color Lab colors are very concentrated; it's    best to use less color at first...more can always be    added, but you can't take it away.

  4. Coloring is simple, the more color you use the darker the color, the less color you use the lighter the color. For example: less color is requires for cake batter, more is needed to color fondant.

  5. Don't stress out! Mixing colors is FUN, and you can adjust your color by adding a little bit more of one color in the recipe.

  6. There are no limitations to the colors you can create.

  7. The depth of the color for each formula will depend on how much you use. If you want a more intense color, use more.

  8.  All colors can go together.

  9. Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Secondary colors are green, orange and purple. These are created by mixing two primary colors.   Tertiary colors are created by mixing primary and     secondary. The mixing of color possibilities is endless.

  10. Be adventurous!