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Gouache Paint Sets

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

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Art Spectrum Artist Gouache Set 6pk


Art Spectrum Artist Gouache Set 12pk


Mont Marte Signature Gouache Paints 12pce


Mont Marte Signature Gouache Paints 18pce


Mont Marte Signature Gouache Paints 24pce


Daler Rowney Designers Gouache 12 Set


Daler Rowney Designers Gouache Process Set


Daler Rowney Designers Gouache Starter Set


Holbein Acryla Gouache 5x20ml Primary Set


Holbein Acryla Gouache 12 Master Set


Holbein Acryla Gouache 13 School Set


Holbein Acryla Gouache 18x12ml Set


Gouache Paint Sets

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.  A popular technique among plein air artists is to start with a traditional watercolor set and introduce a tube of white gouache. This little addition allows for achieving greater opacity. By doing so, you can layer colors more effectively, giving your piece more depth and vibrancy. Take a leaf out of the book of Nathan Fowkes, the master of location studies, whose integration of watercolor and white gouache has been pivotal in art productions for various films. His method shows how adding just a touch of gouache can transform a watercolor painting into something extraordinary.


And remember, if it was good enough for Henri Matisse, it will definitely fit your professional use case too! So, why not give it a try and explore the vast possibilities these two mediums offer when combined?"

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).


Shop gouache paint sets at Art to Art and get free shipping when you spend over $100. You can also get same day dispatch and buy now, pay later with Afterpay. Before you go, don’t forget to browse our other artist paints and art supplies! Shop oil paint sets, acrylic paint sets and watercolour paint sets online.



What is gouache paint best for?

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.


Why do even high-quality gouache paints vary in opacity?


High-quality gouache paints vary in opacity because certain pigments naturally have different levels of transparency. Even with a high pigment load, these natural variations affect the overall opacity of the paint.


Can the quality of gouache be determined by opacity alone?


No, the quality of gouache is not solely determined by its opacity. It also includes other factors like vibrancy and consistency, making the assessment of gouache quality more comprehensive.


Why are some colours of gouache more transparent than others?


Some gouache colours exhibit more transparency due to the inherent properties of certain pigments used in their formulation, such as phthalos and quinacridones, which are naturally semi-transparent or transparent.


How should one begin the painting process when using diluted gouache in a watercolour style?


Begin with a light, diluted underpainting and then layer more gouache on top to enhance depth and detail.


What type of paper is recommended when using gouache?


It is advised to use high-quality, 100% cotton watercolour paper for better pigment absorption and adhesion.