Hobbies Fine Arts & Crafts How Do I Mix Maroon? Share PINTEREST Email Print Fine Arts & Crafts Painting Basics Lessons & Tutorials Techniques Supplies Drawing & Sketching Arts & Crafts By Marion Boddy-Evans Marion Boddy-Evans is an artist living on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. She has written for art magazines blogs, edited how-to art titles, and co-authored travel books. our editorial process Marion Boddy-Evans Updated March 18, 2017 Question: How Do I Mix Maroon? "I want to know how can I can make a very good, shiny maroon color. What colors will add a maroon?" -- Sunita Answer: I think of maroon as a reddish purple, or blueish deep red. Experiment with mixing the blues that you have into the different reds you have, adding a small quantity at a time. Different blue/red combinations will give different results, so make notes of what you mixed with what and see what you get. You may find you just can't get a saturated enough result to satisfy you, in which case you should consider buying a maroon as a separate color. I think PV19 (pigment violet 19) is a nice single-pigment maroon color.