Professional Watercolour is recognised for using only the purest pigments to ensure quality and permanence. Available in 108 colours.
Since 1835 when William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist watercolours to the world, much of our reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Professional Watercolour range. Since then Professional Watercolour continues to be formulated and manufactured according to our founding principles; to create an unparalleled watercolour range which offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence. Each colour within this wide and balanced spectrum has been selected and formulated to offer the greatest choice so that artists can use a unique palette that best suits their work.
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.
Formulated using the highest quality methods to achieve optimal pigment dispersion, our unrivalled transparency means every wash will remain vibrant and luminescent.
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.
Pans are portable and air dry. Tubes are perfect for working at a large scale and using large quantities in one go.
Each colour has different properties, from permanence, lightfastness, opacity, staining and granulation.
Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour paper is 100% cotton and made with exceptional quality and resistance.
Designed for use with Professional Watercolour, this range was curated by artists for artists and handmade at our brush factory in England.
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.
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.