Titanium White v Mixing White

I bought some mixing white after seeing a video in which it was used but by the time I came to think about it again, I’d forgotten its purpose – how was it different, and why use it? This video explains:

Titanium white is opaque and mutes and ‘pastelises’ a pigment while mixing white brightens the colour of the mixed pigment, maintains the colour saturation, and only subtly tints it.

This is my unscientific experiment:


Brightening, retaining saturation, being less opaque – this sounds like an ideal wash, whereas the alternative sounds more like robust coverage.


Mixing white vs titanium white: what is the difference. 2018. City Stationery Group SAL. Winsor and Newton. [online] Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJQMiAYKHvk Accessed 12 June 2020.

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