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Tonal and Color Charts


Tools to assist you with mixing and matching color is the color chart and/or a gray scale tonal value finder. There are various designs developed by artists, designers and web developers. Try to find one to use that was designed by an artist for artists as seen below since they best fit your application.

Magic Palette Color Matching Guide

Magic Palette Color Matching Guide

Magic Palette Artist’s Color Selector and Mixing Guide

Magic Palette Artist’s Color Selector

and Mixing Guide

The Color Wheel Company Gray Scale and Value Finder gray scale and value finder

The Color Wheel Company Gray Scale and Value Finder gray scale and value finder

These three excellent mixing reference guides provide assistance in exceptional detail by providing you the actual ratio of colors required to obtain your desired hue and value.


 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more- by William F Powell  Color Mixing Recipes for PortraitsColor Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair Spiral-bound – by William F Powell  Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic:Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic: Mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations Hardcover – by William F Powell
Walter Foster's Color Mixing in Acrylic

Walter Foster’s Color Mixing in Acrylic