JosephDurham Let me start a bit from what I know about how the eye/brain works. First the eye sees value, only then it sees and processes the color. Due to different life experiences people are different and some of them better to see value, some of them better see color. However two different persons cannot see color absolutely identical. That is why color in art is a most difficult concept to learn and apply to practice.
I recently wrote an article about color https://www.twoinchbrush.com/articles/colors-mixing-exercise. It is in Community>Articles if link does not work.
I hear you and feel your pain about color mixing, but this is only resolved through the practice and exercises if you are like me in the group of people who do not see color very well.
There is a wonderful professional artist video on Youtube that walks via color matching. I once tried to follow his instructions to paint a still life, the quality of painitng is wonderful, however color mixing was a maddening/crazy/angry at yourself experience. Here is a link: https://youtu.be/TNB3XY67Q-I
Do not look at your paints as something special that only Bob has and treat them as your tool that you need to learn about. The pigments load/additives/screen brightness setup all these things will need to be eliminated meaning that only way to see what your "tools" can do is to go and work out.
If you are wondering about the color, that means that you are growing as artist so when you do your exercise the will be some discoveries and new knowledge.