Professional Watercolour

Our watercolours were used by the greats – as Turner - and are still the first choice of today's artists.

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Our Professional Watercolour is still formulated according to our founding principles; to create unparalleled colours which offer artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments, as it was in 1835 when William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist watercolours to the world.

Features

Large Range of Single Pigment Colours

Our range uses only the finest pigments which is why they are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour. With 79 single pigment colours, we offer the widest range of modern and traditional pigments.

Unrivalled Transparency

Formulated using the highest quality methods to achieve optimal pigment dispersion, our unrivalled transparency means every wash will remain vibrant and luminescent.

Lightfast and Permanent

104 out of 108 colours in the Professional Watercolour range are rated AA or A for permanence to ensure that the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.

Explore our professional watercolour system

Available in pans and tubes

Pans are portable and air dry. Tubes are perfect for working at a large scale and using large quantities in one go.

Bring all 108 colours to life

Each colour has different properties, from permanence, lightfastness, opacity, staining and granulation.

Match with the perfect paper

Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour paper is 100% cotton and made with exceptional quality and resistance.  

Exploring Granulation

Create your own palette of granulating colours

Many artists prize granulation to achieve texture on paper. Explore some of our beautiful granulating colours to create your palette and learn more about minimising and maximising this effect.

Tint, tone and super granulate your pallette

Our Professional Watercolour range offers more than 30 granular single-pigment colours that are lightfast and permanent. Try some of these colours; tint and tone and mix them to make exceptional super granular colours.

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