Dusty Orange

This is an orange with a gray base. I like making colors with gray, since it gives a sort of unexpected color: not brights or pastels, but a sort of dusty shade. You could franken a whole palette of dusty grays easily and update your nail wardrobe- just add some gray to your basic color. To me, dusty shades seem a little more modern than straight pastel shades.

Here’s gray plus orange:



Easy: Red creme plus yellow creme to make orange. Mix lightish gray from black and white creme seperately, then combine. If you want a lighter shade, mix lighter gray into the orange mixture. Don’t add white or black directly to the mixture. I recommend creme shades since the dusty palette can look kind of “off” in a shimmer finish, like nail fungus. See if it suits you, but so far I can’t pull off a dusty shimmer that I like. But that’s the joy of frankening- you can mix until you get something you like!


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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