Paint Mixing Videos Are the Most Oddly Satisfying Trend on the Internet

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Some people get massages to relax, while others go for a jog — but for millennials, one of the easiest ways to unwind is using social media. While staring might seem like the opposite of unplugging and calming down, the latest Instagram trend is perfect for soothing your soul and feeling oddly satisfied all at once. Paint mixing, a phenomenon with over 10,000 posts in its hashtag, is exactly what it sounds like: the act of mixing different colors of paint to create new hues.

Some of these paint mixing videos have over 100,000 views, and it's for a good reason! Something about watching a combination of colors transform into something new is rejuvenating, and even the soft scraping sounds of the painting knife will help you zone out. We've rounded up some of the most beautiful examples of this trend for you to enjoy, so bookmark them for the next time you need a calming break. Enjoy!