Food Color Mixing Guidelines

Mixing basic food colors to create other unique colors

 Mixing basic food colors to create other unique colors
  For Icings and Baked Goods For Colored Eggs
Food Color
Blending Chart
Add food color gradually, a little at a time, to obtain desired shade.
  • Add 1 tbsp vinegar and 1/4 tsp of desired food color to 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place hard cooked eggs into coloring solution for 5 minutes or longer.
  • Remove eggs from coloring solution, and let dry. Once dry, color will not rub off.
  • For other colors, refer to chart below.
Colors ---------- ---------- ---------- ------ Parts of each color required* ------ ---------- ---------- -----------
Orange Sunset 5 Parts Yellow + 1 Part Red 17 Parts Yellow + 3 Parts Red
Raspberry 3 Parts Red + 1 Part Blue 14 Parts Red + 6 Parts Blue
Purple 6 Parts Red + 4 Parts Blue 5 Parts Red + 15 Parts Blue
Jungle Green 3 Parts Green + 1 Part Yellow 14 Parts Green + 6 Part Yellow
Watermelon Red 24 Parts Red + 2 Parts Blue 25 Parts Red + 2 Parts Blue
Teal 3 Parts Blue + 2 Parts Green 5 Parts Blue + 15 Parts Green

*Parts can be any measurement you need, drops, teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, etc. For example, for Raspberry, you could mix 3 drops red with 1 drop blue for icings and baking. For conversion, 20 drops is about equal to 1/4 tsp.

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