The best gouache paint in 2023

Best gouache paint – Winsor & Newton paints
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If you like working with watercolour but prefer more versatile and opaque paints, gouache paint will be your best friend, no matter your level of experience.

This water-based paint is easy to clean from paintbrushes (we’ve also got some tips for how to clean paintbrushes too), simple to control, and very forgiving, making it the perfect medium for colour work - but there are a lot of varieties to choose from. To help you find the best gouache paint for you, we’ve looked at the quality, value, colour range, and applications, and listed our top picks below.

You'll need a decent weight of paper when working with gouache; check out our selection of the best watercolour papers, which will work fine, too. Painting with gouache is best enjoyed at one of the best easels, and if you'd rather work in oils, we’ve also picked the best oil paints.

The best gouache paints in 2022

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