Wondering, “orange plus green makes what color?” You’ve come to the right place!
Ever mix two colors together and be surprised by the result? It happens to the best of us.
But why does it happen? Is it just random or is there some sort of science to it? Turns out, there is!
In this article, we’ll take a quick dive into the world of color theory and see how orange and green make yellow.
Mixing Orange and Green
Color mixing is usually thought of in terms of paint, but it’s actually all around us. Every time we see a color, what we’re really seeing is light waves reflecting off of an object and into our eyes. When light waves hit an object, some of the waves are absorbed by the object and some reflect off. It’s the reflected light waves that our eyes see as color.
So what happens when two colors mix together? It all has to do with the light waves.
When two different colors mix together, they each reflect their own particular wavelengths of light. However, depending on how the colors are mixed, some of those wavelengths might cancel each other out.
For example, if you mix red and green paint together, you’ll end up with blue because red reflects long wavelength light and green reflects short wavelength light. When those two wavelengths mix together, they cancel each other out resulting in blue.
But what happens when you mix orange and green? Remember, orange reflects long wavelength light and green reflects short wavelength light. When you mix those two colors together, they won’t cancel each other out because the wavelengths are different (long vs short).
Instead, you’ll end up with light brown because brown is made up of both long and short wavelength light!
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Orange and Blue Make What Color?
When you mix orange and blue together, they also make light brown. This is because brown is made up of both long and short wavelength light, and orange and blue have different wavelengths.
When you mix orange and blue together, the long wavelength light from the orange will mix with the short wavelength light from the blue to create a darker brown.
Let’s not forget, blue is quite similar to green. This is because green requires some blue to make it. Mixing blue with yellow makes green, which means if you combine orange and blue, you can expect similar results.
Closing on Orange Combined with Green
For those who wonder about orange and green combinations, you’re likely just going to get a brown color. Ultimately, how light or dark this brown color will depend on the shades of green and orange you’re combining together.
If you’re using a light shade of green, you’re more likely to get a light color. The same goes for if you’re using an orange color that contains a lot of yellow. This will impact the lightness or darkness of your resulting brown color.
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So next time you’re mixing colors together, remember the science behind it! And who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to impress your friends with your knowledge.
Keep combining colors to see what other neat results you can get!