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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Let's mix colours ...

KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 2016 in Words Words Words
We mix colours to make new colours. Complete the sentences

1 - if you mix brown and white, you make .......
2 - ..... is a mixture of white and black
3 - if you mix yellow and brown, you can make .....
4 - mix white and ...... and make cream
5 - orange is made by mixing ..... and yellow
6 - red and ..... together make maroon
7 - dark blue is a mixture of blue and .....
8 - a mixture of white and ....... makes light blue

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  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,639 mod
    edited July 2016
    1 - beige
    2 - grey
    3 - a lighter shade or brown
    4 - custard
    5 - red
    6 - brown
    7 - black
    8 - blue
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    It depends on how how much of one colour or the other you use. So, it goes like:-

    1.beige or tan.
    2. Grey
    3. Most likely an ocher colour; if you add more yellow, you'll definitely get a golden brown, and brown is dark yellow.
    4. Add a little brown to some white, rather than white to some brown. If this doesn't give you a cream you like, try adding a tiny bit of yellow and/or red (or orange) to warm up the mixture.
    5. red
    6. Equal parts red and violet make maroon.
    7. black
    8. blue
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Dora @Frank I find this exercise in my dictionary so useful
  • DoraDora Teacher's Pet Posts: 3,068 mod
    @gomaa said:

    I find this exercise in my dictionary so useful

    Yes Gomaa. Please, keep on sharing such useful exercises. :smiley:
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Frank @Dora
    1-beige
    2-grey
    3-khaki
    4-yellow
    5-red
    6-blue
    7-black
    8-blue
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,639 mod
    edited July 2016
    6 - red and ..... together make maroon
    @gomaa Maroon is brownish red, which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut.
     
    So I think blue is not the right answer to question 6. You easily get maroon by mixing red with a slight touch of brown.

    imageRed and blue make purple. Of course it depends on the mixing ratio. Sometimes maroon is depicted as purplish, like you can see in the picture on the left side, but that is not quite what maroon is supposed to be. It's supposed to be chestnutish.
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 5,639 mod
    edited July 2016
    I've seen it @gomaa. Maybe there are more possible answers. It certainly depends on the amount of blue you add. If you add to much blue, it will become purple. To get brown you have to mix red and green. And to get green you have to mix blue and yellow. So I would say that for maroon you need red, blue and a tiny bit of yellow. Or, if you want to get it out of two colors, I would say: brown and red.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,874 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It also depends on the shades of different colours.

    We mix colours to make new colours. Complete the sentences

    1 - if you mix brown and white, you make beige
    2 - Gray is a mixture of white and black
    3 - if you mix yellow and brown, you can make brown
    4 - mix white and custard and make cream
    5 - orange is made by mixing red and yellow
    6 - red and brown together make maroon
    7 - dark blue is a mixture of blue and black
    8 - a mixture of white and blue makes light blue
  • JezzdavidJezzdavid Posts: 30 ✭✭
    Hmmmm
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,874 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Khalied what is so awesome about 'hmmmm'? ;)
  • KhaliedKhalied EgyptPosts: 2,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly mean yes I think :)
  • NazerkeNazerke Posts: 80 ✭✭
    1. light brown
    2. grey
    3. ochre
    4. pink
    5. green
    6. black
    7. blue
    8. blue
  • lilifowerlilifower Posts: 20 ✭✭
    omg all this name of color
    well i know basic only
    red + white = pink :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 29,874 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @lilifower basic colours are red, yellow and blue.
  • Julia1Julia1 Posts: 15 ✭✭
    scarlet
    beige
    vinous
    golden
    azure
    silvery
    violet
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