Color matching is a fundamental skill for any sneaker customizer, especially when matching color schemes of popular shoe releases of sports teams. At Angelus Direct, we understand the importance of color accuracy, and we're here to guide you through the art of color matching with Angelus Paint. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting your customization journey, these tips and techniques will help you create a seamless finish that leaves your sneakers looking like they came straight from the factory.
Understanding Color Matching:
Color matching isn't just about picking a paint that looks close to your desired shade, tint, or tone. It involves understanding color theory, pigments, and the interaction of light. Angelus Paints are formulated with precision, allowing you to mix and match colors with confidence. To achieve accurate results, begin by learning the basics of color theory, including primary, secondary, and complementary colors. This knowledge forms the foundation for creating your custom shades
Angelus Color Charts and Resources:
Angelus Direct provides color charts to assist you in your color selection and matching journey. Our color charts and swatches display the entire Angelus Paint color palette, allowing you to choose the best base colors you'll need for your project. These charts are invaluable references when you're looking to match a specific hue.
Precision Mixing and Testing:
Once you've selected your base colors, precision mixing is key. Take your base color and mix in small amounts of colors that are used seen in the undertones. Once your color looks close, use black to darken it, white to lighten it, and grey to mute your hue. Start with small amounts and gradually adjust your mix until you've achieved the desired color. Remember that like most acrylic paints, angelus paints will dry slightly darker than they appear wet. If you are going to want to make this color again, make sure to keep track of your mixing ratios.
Layering and Gradual Build-Up:
Sometimes, the perfect color match isn't quite there when you lay down your first coat of paint. In these cases, the key is to layer your custom mix gradually. Start with a base layer that closely matches your target color and let it dry completely. Then, apply subsequent layers, adjusting the hue as needed, until you achieve the seamless finish you desire.
Collector Edition Paints:
If you are looking to color match a popular shoe, check out our collector edition paints that come pre-matched to some of the most popular shoe colorways. Keep in mind even these colors change form year to year and may require small tweaks to match a specific year. But these are the best starting point for this application!
Color matching is both an art and a science, and mastering it is essential for any sneaker customizer. Armed with a solid understanding of color theory and the right tools, you can create a seamless finish that elevates your custom projects to a professional level. So, whether you're recreating a favorite colorway or crafting an entirely unique design, embrace the art of color matching & mixing, and make your vision a reality with Angelus Paints.matched to some of the most popular shoe colorways. Keep in mind even these colors change form year to year and may require small tweaks to match a specific year. But these are the best starting point for this application!