Dyeing Colour Wheel
The dye colour guide helps you mix new colours using the 17 core Tintex dyes, but the colour wheel can help you when over dyeing. Existing colour effects results if your fabric isn't already white, cream or ivory. When you are dyeing a darker colour lighter you will need to lighten fabric. Colour Remover lightens fabric to cream or off-white so you have a good base for your new dye colour.
If you are dyeing your fabric a similar or darker colour you don't have to lighten before starting. You can get new colours by over dyeing. (example: red fabric turns purple if you dye it blue without lightening the colour before). Your desired colour results will often dictate if you decide to lighten before or over dye. See how the colours relate below:
Basic Colour Theory For Dyeing:
Primary Colours: Red, Yellow & Blue combine to make all other colours.
Secondary Colours mix two primary colours (Red, Yellow or Blue) together.
Red Orange = (Red + Orange)
Yellow Orange = (Yellow + Orange)
Yellow Green = (Yellow + Green)
Blue Green = (Blue + Green)
Blue Violet = (Blue + Purple)
Split Complementary Colour: Choose two colours on either side of a complementary colour (for example: Yellow, Blue Violet & Red Violet).
Analogous: side by side on the colour wheel (Red, Red Orange & Orange).
Monochromatic: different shades of the same colour extended using tints & tones