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The main focus lies on costume distressing, leather working and textile dyeing. We show trends of the trade and aids for costume design.

Recipes for DYLON Multi-Purpose mixtures

from: PATIN-A | 22.05.19 | (0)
Recipes for former DYLON colour shades

More DYLON colour tones 

We are often asked why certain shades that are so important for professional dyers have been removed from the DYLON range. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an answer as we do not know the circumstances that led to such decisions.  

We could get the recipes for some of the very well-known colour tones from the former DYLON palette. With a good scale, self-mixing should not be a problem.

The recipes

All colour recipes are for 500 gramm of fabric (dry weight)

Dylon Indian Corn

Indian Corn (01) = 2,5gr. of Golden Glow (05)


DYLON Carnival

Carnival (13) = 20gr. of Rose of Paris (12)



Peach (60) = 2,5gr. of Golden Glow (05) + 10gr. of Rose of Paris (12)


DYLON Pewter Grey

Pewter Grey (61) = 5gr. of Ebony Black (08) + 5gr. of Arabian Night (16)


DYLON Forest Green

Forest Green (62) = 5gr. of Emerald (25) + 5gr. of Jungle Green (26)


Arabian Night?

The colour tone 'Arabian Night' has been removed from the range approx. four years ago. One of the most important tones, as it is a very pure blue. 

Now here are good news for you: from August this tone will be listed again in the range. So 'Pewter Grey' can be mixed without problems.

Millions of colours

You can mix millions of colours yourself from the DYLON colour palette.

If you are inexperienced in colour mixing, the Color Wheel will help you:

Color Wheel Farbmischhilfe


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