GOLDEN MXRWe are excited to introduce a host of new features and improvements to our Virtual Paint Mixer (MXR). These additions were inspired by your feedback and with the hope that it becomes an even more important and enjoyable tool for artists. So, as our holiday present to you, our customers, we are releasing Mixer 1.1 with the following improvements and features:

Color reduction is back!

This feature was taken offline while we worked on the updates, but now it is back with a vengeance! Once again you can reduce a mix all the way down to a single color with the press of a button. Even more exciting, you can now undo your reduction all the way back to your original mix! Simply press the ‘undo reductions’ button for each step back that you want to go!

Chromatic color order

Color swatches are now organized by hue (yellows, reds, blues, greens, browns, and neutrals) and displayed in chromatic order, allowing you to easily locate your favorite color.

Color name abbreviations

Abbreviations for each color are now right on the swatch, making it easier to know which one you are selecting.

Single pigment and color set palettes

A single pigment palette has been added to the available swatch palettes, and watch for other sets to be added in the future.

Image upload is back!

Users can once again upload their images to the MXR without having to worry about aspect ratios or manual cropping.

Volume-to-weight conversion

Until recently, mixtures have been shown as a volume ratio. We are pleased to expand on this by providing automatic volume-to-weight conversion for every mix! The precise mix ratios are calculated in real time, and displayed below the Target button. The ratio can be used for grams, ounces, or whatever measurement scale you choose!
Go to and try it!


  1. Richard Phipps March 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

    Looks great! What might be very useful is the ability to select the paints you have in your collection (rather than the whole range) and then enter a RGB colour to try to match as close as possible. 🙂

    • Sarah Sands March 5, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

      Thanks Richard. The ability to store and work from a personal palette of colors is definitely on the wish list and something we aspire to, but in the meantime, we wanted to roll this out as we felt it represented a huge leap over what we had before. That said, we are definitely not done with improving this tool over time and adding features, and getting feedback like yours is valuable in helping us understand what folks value and want to see.

  2. virginia bryant March 16, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    because acrylics dry so fast- which sort of goes with the times- i sometimes wish i could order my own color mixtures. i LOVE mixing paint! it is one of my very favorite things!

    • Sarah Sands March 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Virginia – We know what you mean!! There is something just inherently satisfying about mixing colors, and glad that the color mixer can be a part of that exploration even if it can never replace the real thing. Anyway, if there is anything else we can ever do to help, just ask.

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