Learning to think with a color wheel can take a lot of guess work out of getting the right color while painting. First, we train ourselves to call colors we see by their hues rather than common names. For example, some might name the color of these stacked rocks beige, but what hues do we see?
Rarely do we see hues at their fullest saturation, so we might need to make some adjustments. If we don't have a tube color of the intensity we need, our next move is to reduce the saturation with a complement. Here are the steps I suggest for testing out the hues you named.
Step 1: Find a tube color closest to hue.
Step 2: If it is darker than the subject, adjust its value with white.
Step 3: Find a tube color closest to its complement. If you don't have that color, mix it.
Step 4: If the mixture is darker than the subject's hue, raise its value with white.
Step 5: Gradually bring the complement mixed in Step 4 into the value adjusted mix in Step 2. That should tell you if your correctly named the hue.
After a series of experiences like this, we can automatically read a color by the wheel. The payoff is that while painting, when we see a color about which we are uncertain, we can "think with the color wheel" and easily find it.