About white paint
Since we’ve recently gotten a new hire who confused a lady about paint, I figured it was about time to make this post explaining all the differences between the many shades of white paints.
Please note that oil paint tends to come in a much larger variety of whites, and any questions about specific white colors for ANY medium (or brand) can always be sent to my askbox <3
Titanium White - Typically the most opaque white you’ll find. Most pigment load.
Zinc White (could also be known as Mixing White) - Usually used for mixing flesh tones, as it’s more transparent than Titanium.
Flake White- A warm, quick-drying white. Exclusive for Winsor & Newton (?)
China White (also Chinese White) - Usually just for watercolor or gouache, this is a less opaque white, but mixing isn’t as transparent as Zinc.
Warm white - A slightly warm tinted white oil color. Cream, almost.
Cool White - A slightly cool tinted white oil. Faint blue tinge.
Radiant White - A gamblin exclusive. Part of their radiant line of colors, brightest white that Gamblin produces, adds almost a glow.
If there are any more you’d like to add to the list, please don’t hesitate to let me know! These are just a few I could name, there are several more depending on brand and medium.
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