Designers Gouache Tubes – Winsor & Newton

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Designers Gouache is a high quality, luxurious paint based on Titanium pigments.  It is a water-based colour paint similar to watercolour but with an opaque appearance and are mainly used by designers, illustrators, commercial artists and watercolour artists, to create vibrant illustrations in solid colour. Gouache is also widely used in fine art as an opaque watercolour.

All tones are inter-mixable and you can pair them with watercolours for a flat, matte colour effect. These luxurious paints may be used with airbrushes or in conjunction with other water-based media, such as acrylic and transparent watercolours, to produce varying degrees of transparency, opacity and texture.

Please refer to the colour chart to see the full range of colours available.


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Colour Disclaimer. Actual colours may vary since every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours and everyone sees these colours differently. We cannot guarantee that the colour you see accurately portrays the true colour of the product.


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Ivory Black, Winter Green, Raw Sienna, Spectrum Yellow, Intense Blue, Sky Blue, Light Purple, Prussian Blue, Linden Green, Flame Red, Burnt Umber, Bengal Rose, Primary Blue, Lamp Black & Spectrum Violet.

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Lemon Yellow (345)R105.002 in Stock.
Cadmium Lemon (086)R159.002 in Stock.
Primary Yellow (527)R105.002 in Stock.
Cadmium Yellow Pale (118)R159.003 in Stock.
Spectrum Yellow (627)R105.002 in Stock.
Brilliant Yellow (055)R125.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Cadmium Yellow (108)R159.002 in Stock.
Permanent Yellow Deep (508)R105.002 in Stock.
Cadmium Yellow Deep (111)R159.002 in Stock.
Marigold Yellow (384)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Cadmium Orange (089)R159.002 in Stock.
Orange Lake Light (453)R105.002 in Stock.
Orange Lake Deep (452)R105.002 in Stock.
Cadmium Scarlet (106)R159.001 in Stock.
Flame Red (249)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Cadmium Red (094)R159.001 in Stock.
Winsor Red (726)R125.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Spectrum Red (623)R105.001 in Stock.
Alizarin Crimson (004)R105.002 in Stock.
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (466)R125.001 in Stock.
Permanent Rose (502)R105.002 in Stock.
Primary Red (524)R105.001 in Stock.
Opera Pink (440)R115.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Bengal Rose (028)R105.001 in Stock.
Opera Rose (448)R105.001 in Stock.
Rose Tyrien (593)R115.001 in Stock.
Magenta (380)R115.002 in Stock.
Quinacridone Magenta (550)R125.001 in Stock.
Brilliant Red/Violet (050)R105.002 in Stock.
Brilliant Violet (052)R105.001 in Stock.
Light Purple (360)R115.001 in Stock.
Brilliant Purple (455)R115.004 in Stock.
Winsor Violet (Dioxazine) (733)R125.001 in Stock.
Spectrum Violet (625)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Ultramarine (660)R105.002 in Stock.
Ultramarine Green Shade (667)R105.004 in Stock.
Cobalt Blue (178)R159.002 in Stock.
Winsor Blue (706)R125.001 in Stock.
Prussian Blue (538)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Indigo (322)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Sky Blue (621)R105.004 in Stock.
Intense Blue (327)R115.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Primary Blue (523)R105.002 in Stock.
Cerulean Blue (137)R159.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Phthalo Blue (514)R105.001 in Stock.
Turquoise Blue (656)R115.001 in Stock.
Cobalt Turquoise Light (191)R159.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Cyprus Green (211)R115.001 in Stock.
Viridian (692)R125.001 in Stock.
Winsor Green (720)R125.001 in Stock.
Permanent Green Deep (482)R115.002 in Stock.
Permanent Green Middle (484)R115.001 in Stock.
Brilliant Green (046)R105.001 in Stock.
Oxide Of Chromium (459)R115.002 in Stock.
Permanent Green Light (483)R115.002 in Stock.
Olive Green (447)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Sap GreenSap Green (599)R115.001 in Stock.
Linden Green (369)R115.003 in Stock.
Naples Yellow (422)R105.002 in Stock.
Naples Yellow Deep (425)R105.001 in Stock.
Yellow Ochre (744)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Raw Sienna (552)R105.003 in Stock.
Gold Ochre (285)R105.001 in Stock.
Burnt Sienna (074)R105.002 in Stock.
Flesh Tint (257)R105.001 in Stock.
Venetian Red (678)R105.001 in Stock.
Perylene Maroon (507)R125.001 in Stock.
Red Ochre (564)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Perylene Violet (470)R105.001 in Stock.
Raw Umber (554)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Vandyke Brown (676)R105.004 in Stock.
Sepia (609)R105.00Sorry, we're Out of Stock!
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Burnt Umber (076)R105.001 in Stock.
Perylene Black (505)R125.002 in Stock.
Ivory Black (331)R105.003 in Stock.
Lamp Black (337)R105.002 in Stock.
Jet Black (335)R105.002 in Stock.
Neutral Gray (436)R105.002 in Stock.
Silver (617)R109.001 in Stock.
Gold (283)R125.001 in Stock.
Permanent White (512)R105.005 in Stock.
37ml Permanent White (512)R299.001 in Stock.
Zinc White (748)R105.003 in Stock.

Exceptionally high pigment levels result in unsurpassed covering power and clean colour mixes. The binder is pure gum arabic, which imparts a creamy, flowing consistency that glides across grounds and dries quickly to a flat, velvety, non-streaky finish.

This line of gouache is unique in that the range gets its high degree of opacity from pigment load alone, not from added opacifiers. The fine quality gouache levels to an even matte surface, while the opacity is perfect for adding “spot colour” and highlights to transparent watercolour paintings.


All Designers Gouache colours are fully inter-mixable and can be used with Winsor & Newton watercolours for an opaque, matt, flat colour effect. Winsor & Newton Designers’ Gouache colours are fully compatible with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Colours and Cotman Watercolours. Although Designers’ Gouache colours are more opaque than Artists’ Watercolours, the degree to which they cover varies.

  • Designers’ Gouache may also be mixed with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylics and Galeria Flow Formula Acrylics. Care should be taken, however, as some gouache colours may react adversely with acrylics. Combinations should be tested on the palette paper prior to use in a painting.
  • For design and illustration, where work is intended for electronic scanning and reproduction, illustration board or a hot press watercolour paper is recommended for use, for a flat finish that reproduces well. For fine art painting, watercolour papers are recommended.


The opacity of Designers Gouache is due to the exceptionally high levels of pigmentation in the formulation, which results in both covering power and clean colour mixing. The natural attribute of each pigment adds to the level of opacity and contributes to covering power.

The Winsor & Newton Gouache range offers a wide and balanced spectrum of colours. It includes bright colours for designers, more lightfast ones for fine artists, and a number of unique, ultra-bright colours such as Opera Pink and Opera Rose — ensuring that all artists can obtain the palette that best suits their work.

Surface Sheen

Good quality gouache colour is a combination of pigment and gum arabic. Gum arabic is the binder that holds the pigment, giving it that perfect creamy ‘flowing’ consistency  (some cheaper brands may have chalk added to the pigment which in turn effects the ‘flow and the brilliance of colour’). As a result of the high level of pigmentation and the Gum Arabic binder Designers Gouache dries quickly to a flat, velvety, non-streaky matt finish. This reduces reflection when photographing gouache artwork.

One of the natural attributes of gum arabic – the binder used in Designers Gouache is that it is quick-drying. This faster drying allows quick working techniques and preliminary sketching to be done. Also as with watercolour, work can be finished quickly and as a result travelling with work is made much easier.

Gouache painting should not be varnished as the varnish can drastically affect the painted work. If painted on paper, the painting should be framed behind glass.

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache comes in 14 ml (0.47 oz) tubes. White are also available in larger 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes.


* Cadmium-Free Colours — These bright, vivid colours offer full, matte coverage. Formulated by chemists and approved by artists, the range matches the physical and chemical characteristics of cadmium-based paints, but they don’t contain cadmium.


Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day continue to offer the finest artists’ gouache range available.  A tantalising 91 opaque watercolours can be found in the full range. Made in England.

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2 reviews for Designers Gouache Tubes – Winsor & Newton

  1. 4.00 out of 5

    Fresca (verified owner)

    A great and affordable paint for both student and professional artists. Colours are vibrant and it allows for both washes and layered application.

  2. 4.00 out of 5

    So-dam Lee (verified owner)

    Really happy with this product.
    Very pigmented. Even if you diluted with some water, colour is pretty much vibrant.
    I like the fact that each tube contain so much information (like lightfastness, opacity etc.)
    So far the best gouache I’ve ever owned.

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