A chocolate cupcake with a pecan on top, surrounded by a caramel background. So warm and sweet. So we all know red yellow and blue are primary colors, and that orange, green, and purple are secondary, so what is brown? Brown, olive, taupe, brick, are all examples of tertiary colors. Tertiary colors have all three primary colors in them. Brown is often made by first mixing orange by combining red and yellow, then adding touches of blue. Which is also the opposite of orange on the color wheel. This is also referred to as 'neutralizing' a color. But back in the real world, this just sings, warm, sticky, yummy, chocolate cupcake! Mmmmmm!