Gouache, rhymes with “squash” is a type of watercolor paint with some unusual qualities. It remains on the paper’s surface in a thick and opaque layer and is not absorbed into the paper like watercolor paint. As a result gouache painting has a flatter appearance instead of the translucent look of watercolor. Gouache paints are good for fine lines and can be built up in layers that dry quickly to a uniform matte finish. If you’re interested in experimenting with gouache browse our selection of gouache paints. Find top brand paints and gouache sets in dozens of colors from earth tones to iridescent and metallic. See our blog for additional tips and contact us for expert advice.