The art of making exquisite glass mosaic tiles is simple! Let me show you. Processing colors in mosaics is more challenging than most other art media such as paint and colored pencils. The painter\'s palette is limited only by the painter\'s imagination to mix any number of colors until the desired hue is reached. In contrast, the mosaic artist\'s palette is limited by the limited color that the glass manufacturer decides to produce, which is usually determined by the best-selling color. For example, let\'s compare the mosaic artist\'s choice of blue with that of the painter. One of my favorite online mosaic tile shops offers blue glass tiles in 14 different colors; However, a popular online artist store offers only 13 colors of blue paint. However, the paint shop also offers 91 different colors of red, yellow, orange, green, purple, pink, brown, gray, white, etc. The painter can choose to mix any of the 13 blue colors with any of the other 91 colors. Unlike painters, mosaic artists cannot mix various colors together to create new colors. So while mosaic artists are limited to only 14 colors of blue, the painter\'s palette is almost infinite. As mosaic artists, if we can\'t mix colors to create new colors, will we get stuck with what the glass manufacturer has given us? Certainly not. The imagination and creativity of the artist have been tested here. Unlike painters who mix colors to create new colors, we put different colors and shades together to create the illusion of color change. For example, by alternately using small pieces of tesserae in dark blue and light blue, the result is that when looking from a distance, our eyes interpret the pattern as dark blue. If we only look at the pattern from 12 inch, then our eyes can tell the pattern, and we can see a clear board. However, when viewing from 12 feet, we have to be more focused to distinguish the board because our eyes interpret the mixture as a single color (i. e. , What we see is medium blue instead of a bunch of small pieces of dark blue and light blue). Color is as important to the appearance of the mosaic as andamento (i. e. , Place the visual movement of the mosaic created in a specific pattern by tesserae). Artists choose colors to stimulate their emotions, or simply because they like the appearance of colors. The brain is sensitive to certain color schemes, so whatever your color selection is, you have to make sure that these combinations don\'t irritate the audience or bore the audience. When the color is tied together, pay attention to how the eyes see different color features. Plan the look you want before cutting and gluing any tesserae. Do you want a contrast, or do you want a deliberately mixed look that is almost impossible to tell by color? When you\'re sure you want the overall look, mood, and feel that the mosaic represents, you\'ll know how to achieve it by combining the color with andamento. Try different shades, shades, and intensity to create textures and shadows. Browse the mosaic artists of different styles on the internet to see how they use colors. Pay attention to the feelings that each piece of work evokes in you, and then think about how artists use colors to create those feelings. The best way to learn how to use color in a mosaic is to start cutting and gluing your own glass. Yes, you may make some mistakes along the way, but learn from them and don\'t repeat them. Maybe one day I will marvel at the incredible use of color in your mosaic in the museum! Keep in mind that making mosaic art is easy. You can do it. Yes, you can!