Tips for Mixing Gouache

Mixing the perfect gouache color can be tricky for beginners. These easy tips will help!

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Don't Rely on Mixing sets

You need warm red, warm yellow, warm blue, as well as cool red, cool yellow, and cool blue. You also need white. 

Warm colors create muted tones

cool colors create bright colors


colors usually dry darker

Let the colors dry completely to determine the final color. 


not all white paints are created equally

Titanium white is great on its own, but zinc white is better for mixing. 


YOu need more white than you think

Since gouache is so pigmented, it takes a lot of white paint to make pastels. 

Once you've gotten the basics of mixing down, you can mix any color.

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