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The LEAST used colour in your palette (look at it before answering) is in the range of: 

22%
111 deviants said pinks
14%
72 deviants said cool yellows
12%
58 deviants said cool greens
10%
51 deviants said browns
10%
48 deviants said purples
9%
47 deviants said oranges
9%
43 deviants said warm greens
5%
25 deviants said reds
5%
24 deviants said warm yellows
4%
19 deviants said blue

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Dariyen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
browns..dont use them much as they are..tend to mix them with yellows..to keep the work brighter
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rinaswan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I bought veridian just because many artist seems to have it in their palettes, maybe for glazing, but I found it useless. The only green in my palette is hooker green, which makes sap green a waste of money as well.
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luckynesu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Cool green... Maybe because most of my pic use warm colors and i just don't know where to put it :/
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EugeniaWaffleHeart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always use blue :)
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Moiscen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I actually can't figure out how to make a nice pink color. It always ends up too rosy, or to skin-like. So I steer away from pinks, because my pinks just look like creepy tertiary grays.
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abasss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
My pink is pretty awesome so I'm not used to mix pinks in watercolours, but have you tried adding a tiny tiny bit of blue?
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Frabulator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I paint all my paintings with the 8 well prang color set.
I think that mixing colors is the best way to get the accurate colors you need. Thus, I hardly ever use the secondaries in my sets.
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Liz-Kaguya Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
yellows/ orange.
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CatBatArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Warm greens, which is weird because lime-green is my favorite color. Yellows, as well, as they tend to get lost. I'm a big alizarin crimson and pthalo green fan.
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H-ipe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student
Browns, because they are probably the easiest to make by mixing other colours? :P
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Takuichi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont have a pink or similar colours, so i chose brown.
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asimplestory Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
BLACK
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hardly ever touch my greens at all, and incidentally, it's my favourite colour besides blue. :I
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abasss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yeah, same here.
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secretstarz7 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Sap Green. Never used it.
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Zzombieluv Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Mine is cool yellows because a lot of the time I feel like they get muddy when I mix them with other colors. Plus the saturation/brightness often throws off my color pallet.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine is Cadmium Red. My most-used is Alizarin Crimson (and/or other cool red). I just don't know what to do with Cadmium Red. I know it's a basic paint, but whenever I try to mix it with something, it ruins everything :p.
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zzen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try not to mix cadmium red and use it as it is, or in layers. I usually donīt mix much, I put raw colours in layers.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is what I think yields the most beautiful results... But other people are better at it than I am XD! Also, Cadmium red immediately looks very strong... Isn't it tricky to use in layers too?
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zzen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just have to be careful... and you have to know how strong will be layer you are doing. Takes a time, but if you are not dare enough, try to practice first - execise on mixing - actually I never did it, but painters are two different types - first type needs careful plan, and then works, second canīt be bothered with planning and just take paints and paints. That is my case. Maybe you are the first type and need some practice before.
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KelliRoos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Cadmium red can be a tricky color to mix sometimes. It is considered an opaque watercolor, so it can mask out other colors. It is also a red that has more orange in it, so if you mix it with a blue, it'll turn to a dull purple or even mud.

Have you ever mixed cadmium red with yellows, like cadmium yellow? It makes super vibrant and rich oranges.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should try that. I have a tendendy to shy away from non-transparent colours - but I'll add that I feel my paintings often lack in strength and contrast. I should try for some more vibrance :).
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
In both of my watercolor cases that have it, cool green is the least used. Also white (I have weird watercolors that have white lol) but that wasn't an option.
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