How do you make blue paint less bright?
How do you dull a paint color? Mix in a bit of a complementary color.
Complementary colors are colors that lay opposite of each other on the color wheel. Adding a little bit of a complementary color to your first color will help dull the shade down. For example, if you wanted to dull down red paint, you would add a little bit of green paint to it.
How do I tone down bright aqua paint? Orange and peach are the complementary colors to aqua. In a bright aqua room, apply paint in the complementary color to the molding, baseboards and trim. Put up some gauzy peach curtains on the windows. Scatter a few pale orange items in the room to make the aqua appear planned and beautiful.
How do you make paint less vibrant? Adding black to a different color will darken the value but adding too much black will also lessen the vibrance of the original color. Use black and white paint sparingly if you want to create a painting with vibrant colors.