These Paint-Mixing Videos Are Oddly Mesmerizing

Just sit back, relax and watch beautiful colors come to life.

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The latest viral video trend on Instagram also happens to be an incredibly hypnotizing one: paint mixing. To make these popular videos, artists film themselves swirling, spreading and scraping different paint colors across their palettes to create one-of-a-kind shades.

But what is it about these videos that makes them so unbelievably satisfying? Science says it might have something to do with the color of the paints used: Green, blue, purple and pink shades are all believed to have a calming effect, according to

Regardless of what makes them so appealing, these videos make it hard to look away. Press play and prepare to be totally mesmerized.

It's fun to guess how two different hues will create a new color.
Smooth, spreading motions also create interesting shapes and textures.
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There's something so captivating about the way the different colors swirl together.
It's pretty exciting to see the new color appear.
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But maybe the swirling hues remind us to the enjoy the journey and not just the destination.

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