With?91 colours, chosen for their colour bias (undertone), colour strength and relative opacity, the range includes bright and lightfast colours.
All Designers Gouache colours are fully intermixable and, an opaque water colour, can be used with Winsor & Newton water colours for a matt, flat colour effect.
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.
As a result of the high level of pigmentation and the Gum Arabic binder Designers Gouache dries to a matt finish. This reduces reflection when photographing gouache art work.