How to Make Aqua Color

Last Updated on March 3, 2020 by Ecorf

You may not need to be familiar with all the colors to achieve the aqua color. However, you must have some knowledge about the primary colors to be successful at making one. In this article, you would learn all there is to making the aqua color.

So, What is an Aqua Color?

Aqua is a blue-green color that is more intense than turquoise. The greenish-blue undertone the color often varies, depending on how you see the color. The color has many varieties that include Maya blue, aquamarine, and “cyan,” which is a color that is midway between green and blue on the color wheel. Aqua is regarded as the “blue of tropics”; a phrase that owes its submission to the Latin derivations of the color. Aqua in Latin means “sea,” while Marina means “water“.


How Can I Make the Aqua Color?

You can effortlessly make the color by mixing a light shade of green and blue or many shades of blue and a little tint of yellow. Whichever option you choose to go with, we have got you covered with a detailed guideline of how to make Aqua color using other colors.

  • Gamble on the Colors

Undoubtedly, blue, green, and a little shade of yellow is the ideal way to get the color. However, when you have many colors at your disposal, you may want to gamble with them. You can begin by adding blue, integrating, green, and finishing with yellow, (you can also add white to the mix). You would continue with that until you get the right colors that would give the desired Aqua color.

  • Use the Green and Blue Colors

The green and the blue colors are the first to be added, in little portions though. You should also add a slight coloring of yellow or white to adjust the coloring.

How to Make Aqua Color

  • Use 1:1 Ration of Green and Blue

You have to use the 1:1 ratio of the blue and green paints to get the right coloring. That should serve as the background. Afterward, you can then consider a 1:5 ratio of yellow to blue. Consider putting a dash of white into the mix if the tint looks bright. The role of the white paint in that essence is to dull and suppress the aqua shade.

  • Blend the Paints

We’re now moving past the mixture stage to the blending stage. Here, you have to continue mixing the paints until they spread uniformly. You can also add more colors (in few portions) if need be until the blue paint merges with the green.

Avoid putting in too many blue or green paints in the course of mixing the colors because that could unbalance the state of the Aqua you want to make.

  • Make the Final Adjustments

You’re almost done! The last thing to do is adjusting the mixture until you get the paint (Aqua) you want. If the outcome isn’t what you expected, you may consider adding little, deliberate increments of blue, green, white, or yellow paint until you get the desired outcome/paint (Aqua).

Final Words on How to Make Aqua Color

The Aqua paint is often confused with the turquoise paint. While both have some similarities, the Aqua paint is more intense and brightened than the former.

So, take a cue from the sequential procedure of making it, as highlighted above. You can also drop your views about the method using the comment section.