Gouache paints deliver a brilliant, rich matte finish using naturally opaque pigments - and you can buy them in artist quality or budget paint sets! Discover a wide range of colours and sizes of gouache paint sets at Art to Art. Shop online and get free shipping when you spend over $100
Whether you’re a beginner or professional artist, you can find the perfect gouache paint set in our collection. Our sets range from 6 tubes of paint all the way to 24. The smaller sets contain all the primary colours, while the larger gouache paint sets offer more shades and unique colours like ultramarine, viridian and magenta.
Due to their concentrated pigment colours, gouache paints ensure a little goes a long way. But, they can also be diluted with water to create a watercolour effect. Use them for big washes of colour or for fine, precise and detailed painting.
When you’re shopping for gouache paint sets, you can choose from a number of brands, including Art Spectrum, Mont Marte, Daler Rowney and Holbein Acryla. And when you’re using gouache paint, opt for flexible, soft bristled brushes (which can either be real or synthetic).
Gouache paint is ideal for illustration and design work, and is often used by commercial artists. With its excellent opacity and pigment, it can be used for precise detailing or can be combined with water to create big washes of colour.
Which brand of gouache is best?
It comes down to personal preference, but we always recommend buying the best you can afford.
What is the difference between watercolour and gouache paint?
The biggest difference is that gouache is more opaque than watercolour paint. When watercolour is used, you’ll often be able to see the surface underneath. But when gouache is used, the paper or surface will not show through as prominently.