Acid dye mixing chart???
  • Hello all,
    Can anyone point me to a mixing guide / color chart that uses the Acid dyes?
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  • There is no chart available for mixing specific colors with Jacquard Acid Dyes. However, there are some recommendations.

    For mixing warm colors, the recommended primaries are as follows.

    Blue: 624 Turquoise
    Red: 617 Cherry
    Yellow: 601 Yellow Sun.

    Warm colors include red, yellow, and orange. Blue is a cool color, but a reddish blue is considered warmer than a greenish blue. Yellowish greens are considered warmer than blueish greens. To make orange, mix Yellow Sun with Cherry. Golden yellow would be Sun Yellow with a bit of Cherry. To make the warmest purple, use Cherry with a little Turquoise. To make the warmest green, use Turquoise with Yellow Sun.

    For mixing cool colors, Jacquard recommends the following primaries:

    Blue: 623 Brilliant Blue
    Red: 618 Fire Red
    Yellow: 601 Yellow Sun [same as for cool colors]

    Cool colors are blues, greens, and purples. A cooler red has some blue in it, while a warmer red has more yellow in it.

    Since one dye may have more affinity for the fiber than another, you can't always tell by looking at the color of a mixture of dyes in water what the final color will be. Do a little test with a bit of wool yarn, or whatever material you are dyeing, to make sure that the color you've mixed is the one you want. Use more dye for darker colors, less dye for lighter ones. Keep careful records. The more testing you do, the better you will be at mixing whatever colors you want.

    -Paula