How to Make Gold Paint – 5 Easy Ways

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How to Make Gold Paint – Slowly Add Brown to Yellow to Make Gold Paint

Have you ever found yourself wondering how to make gold paint, instead of having to buy it? Making good quality gold paint at home isn’t as difficult as it may sound. In fact there are a few options, depending on what colours you have at home. As ever, we’re on hand to help you learn how.

Gold is such a luxurious colour and it symbolises power, wealth and beauty like no other colour. For painters it has many applications including helping to render the sun, light, beaches, sunrises and sunsets.

Table of Contents 

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 1 – Use White, Black and Yellow

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 2 – Use Orange, Yellow and Brown

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 3 – Blue, Yellow and Red

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 4 – Start with Yellow and Slowly Add Brown

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 5 – Black, Red and Yellow

How to Make Gold Paint – Brown and Yellow Acrylic Acrylic Paint Tubes

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 1 – Use White, Black and Yellow

A very simple way to make gold paint is to start by mixing white and black to give yourself a grey. From there you can add yellow to the grey to finish with gold. Play around with the amounts of paint that you use and have fun experimenting. You probably won’t get the exact shade that you want first time, so have fun with it. Obviously you will get a darker shade of gold if you have more black, and a lighter one if you add more white. 

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 2 – Use Orange, Yellow and Brown

This is another option which can be really effective. Mix together orange and brown to get an earthy terracotta shade. Now you can add in your yellow to give you an earthy gold colour. Again have fun with it and experiment with different amounts of paint to get the shade you like. 

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 3 – Blue, Yellow and Red

Another good option for making gold paint is to mix yellow and blue together to make green. Now mix in your red to make a brown colour. At this point you can mix in more yellow to make your gold paint. 

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How to Make Gold Paint – Option 4 – Start with Yellow and Slowly Add Brown

This is the easiest way to make gold paint, but you do need to be careful. Make sure you start with yellow (not the other way round) and make sure you add a little brown carefully until you get the colour that you want. It is far too easy to add too much brown, and then you will end wasting yellow paint to bring it back to a more golden colour. Don’t let the darker brown colour overwhelm your yellow colour.

How to Make Gold Paint – Mix a little Brown Paint Slowly into a Larger Amount of Yellow
How to Make Gold Paint – Time Lapse Video

How to Make Gold Paint – Option 5 – Black, Red and Yellow

Add the black and red paint together to make maroon. You will need roughly equal amounts of both paints. Now you can pour the yellow paint out separately, and then begin to add the maroon paint slowly and carefully until you get the desired shade of gold. As in the previous step don’t add too much too quickly or your yellow will be overwhelmed and wasted.

If you really want to go all out you could add gold sparkles to any of the options above. This will really give your gold paint a metallic shimmer. 

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