When mixing color, always mix a small amount of color to experiment. Start with base color and then add very small amounts of secondary color. Be sure to mix enough color for the cakes to be decorated as it is difficult to match an exact color.

Icing Colors are highly concentrated, which gives frosting rich coloring without disturbing consistency. When mixing colors, make sure to use a toothpick to add just a little bit at a time to achieve the exact shade of color you’re after. Learn more about how to color icings and frostings perfectly with our complete guide of coloring tips

How to Color Icing

ColorCombination
Coral2 parts Creamy Peach & 1 part Pink or Orange & 1 part Pink
Raspberry Pink1 part Pink & 1 part Red-Red
Maroon1 part Burgundy & 1 part Red-Red
Rust Orange1 part Orange, 1 part Red-Red & 1 part Brown
Marigold1 part Lemon Yellow & 1 part Orange
Anqique Gold2 parts Golden Yellow & 1 part Leaf Green
Warm Gold2 parts Golden Yellow & 1 part Brown
Chartreuse9 parts Yellow Lemon, 1 part Leaf Green
Jade Green2 parts Leaf Green, 2 parts Royal Blue & 1 part Black
Misty Green1 parts Leaf Green, 1 parts Royal Blue & 1/2 part Black
Avocado Green1 part Moss Green color
Moss Green1 part Moss Green color or 1 part Violet & 1 part Lemon Yellow
Dark Green2 parts Kelly Green & 1 part Black
Periwinkleq part Royal Blue & 1 part Violet
Turquoise1 part Sky Blue & 1 part Lemon Yellow
Aqua Blue1 part Sky Blue & 1 part Leaf Green
Teal1 part Teal color or 1 part Lemon Yellow & 1 part Sky Blue
Navy Blue1 part Royal Blue & 1 part Black
Lavender1 part Pink & 1 part Violet
Mauve2 parts Burgundy & 1 part Black
Mulberry2 parts Rose & 1 part Royal Blue
Dark Purple2 parts Violet & 1 part Christmas Red
Gray1 part Black to white frosting
Black1 part Black color or 1 part Royal Blue, 1 part Christmas Red, 1 part Orange & 1 part Lemon Yellow
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If you’re looking for more information on how to perfect color icings, check out or guides for how to color buttercream and fondant icing!

Shop All Icing Gel Colors

This gel-based icing color gives you a bright, rich color that won’t ever change the consistency of your cake batter, buttercream or royal icing. You can also use it to tint white fondant and gum paste. Mix it with other icing colors to create a shade that’s all your own.

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