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Lesson: Making Tie Dye Colors

Dilute & mix Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye® to create dozens of new colors!

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This tie dye color chart is for Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye®, however we invite you to test out these color recipes with other dye brands!

All recipes listed below are to be used with:

The number of scoops referenced in the recipes are the number of 1.25ml scoops or 1/4 teaspoons of Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye® powder mixed with 4oz. of water.

Please note: Your results may vary depending on your exact dye-to-water ratio, your color-to-color ratio, how long you wait to rinse your dye, and the fabric that you're dyeing.

Happy color creating, friends!!

Diluting Dye Colors

The less dye powder you mix with water, the lighter your dye will be -- resulting in a spectrum of tones with which you can dye! Check out these dye-to-water ratios to create just the shade you're hoping for.

Fuchsia

FUCHSIA 1

4 scoops

FUCHSIA 2

3 scoops

FUCHSIA 3

2 scoops

FUCHSIA 4

1 scoop

FUCHSIA 5

1/2 scoop

Red

RED 1

4 scoops

RED 2

3 scoops

RED 3

2 scoops

RED 4

1 scoop

RED 5

1/2 scoop

Orange

ORANGE 1

4 scoops

ORANGE 2

3 scoops

ORANGE 3

2 scoops

ORANGE 4

1 scoop

ORANGE 5

1/2 scoop

Yellow

YELLOW 1

4 scoops

YELLOW 2

3 scoops

YELLOW 3

2 scoops

YELLOW 4

1 scoop

YELLOW 5

1/2 scoop

Green

GREEN 1

4 scoops

GREEN 2

3 scoops

GREEN 4

2 scoops

GREEN 3

1 scoop

GREEN 5

1/2 scoop

Turquoise

TURQ 1

4 scoops

TURQ 3

2-3 scoops

TURQ 4

1 scoop

TURQ 5

1/2 scoop

TURQ 6

1/4 scoop

Blue

BLUE 1

4 scoops

BLUE 2

3 scoops

BLUE 3

2 scoops

BLUE 4

1 scoop

BLUE 5

1/2 scoop

Purple

PURPLE 1

4 scoops

PURPLE 2

3 scoops

PURPLE 3

2 scoops

PURPLE 4

1 scoop

PURPLE 5

1/2 scoop

Black

BLACK 1

4 scoops

BLACK 2

3 scoops

BLACK 3

2 scoops

BLACK 4

1 scoop

BLACK 5

1/2 scoop

Mixing Dye Colors

Don't have the exact color you're looking for? Blend dye powders to create it yourself! Try out the hue recipes listed below, and come up with your own color blends, too!

MAGENTA, DARK

Dark Magenta

2 scoops Fuchsia + 2 scoops Purple

MAGENTA, LIGHT

Magenta

1 scoop Fuchsia + 1 scoop Purple

WATERMELON, DARK

Dark Watermelon

2 scoops Fuchsia + 2 scoops Orange

WATERMELON, LIGHT

Light Watermelon

1 scoop Fuchsia + 1 scoop Orange

MANDARIN, DARK

Dark Mandarin

2 scoops Orange + 2 scoops Yellow

MANDARIN

True Mandarin

1 scoop Orange + 1 scoop Yellow

GOLDEN YELLOW, DARK

Golden Yellow

 3 scoops Yellow + 1 scoop Fuchsia

GOLDEN YELLOW, LIGHT

Light Golden Yellow

2 scoops Yellow + 1/2 scoop Fuchsia

LIME, LIGHT

Chartreuse

2 scoops Yellow + 1/4 scoop Green

LIME

Lime

4 scoops Yellow + 1/2 scoop Green

ARMY GREEN, LIGHT

Light Army Green

1 scoops Yellow + 1 scoop Blue

ARMY GREEN

Army Green

2 scoops Yellow + 2 scoops Blue

FOREST GREEN, LIGHT

Light Forest Green

1/2 scoop Yellow + 1 1/2 scoops Blue

FOREST GREEN

Forest Green

1 scoop Yellow + 3 scoops Blue

SPEARMINT, LIGHT

Spearmint

1 scoop Yellow + 1 scoop Turquoise

SPEARMINT

Dark Spearmint

2 scoops Yellow + 2 scoops Turquoise

TEAL, GREEN

Greener Teal

2 scoops Green + 2 scoops Turquoise

TEAL

Teal

1 scoop Green + 3 scoops Turquoise

TEAL, LIGHT

Light Teal

1/2 scoop Green + 1 1/2 scoops Turquoise

ROYAL BLUE, MEDIUM

Light Royal Blue

1 scoop Purple + 1 scoop Turquoise

ROYAL BLUE

Royal Blue

2 scoops Purple + 2 scoops Turquoise

NAVY, BLUER

Denim Blue

1 scoop Black + 3 scoops Blue

NAVY

Navy Blue

2 scoops Black + 2 scoops Blue

NAVY, LIGHT

Light Navy Blue

1 scoops Black + 1 scoops Blue

INDIGO

Indigo

1/2 scoop Blue + 1/2 scoop Turquoise + 1 scoop Purple

VIOLET, LIGHT

Violet

1 scoop Blue + 1 scoop Purple

VIOLET, DARK

Dark Violet

2 scoops Blue + 2 scoops Purple

PURPLE, DEEPER

Eggplant

2 scoops Black + 2 scoops Purple

PURPLE, DEEP

Plum

1 scoop Black + 1 scoop Purple

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