Professional Watercolour

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Professional Watercolour is recognised for using only the purest pigments to ensure quality and permanence. Available in 108 colours.

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Today, our Professional Watercolour continues to be 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 


Large range of single pigment colours

We use only the finest pigments to ensure you’re guaranteed brilliance, permanence, and strength of colour in your work. With 79 single pigment colours, we offer the widest range of modern and traditional pigments.  

Unrivalled transparency

Formulated using the highest quality production methods to achieve optimal pigment dispersion, meaning every wash will remain vibrant and luminescent. 

Lightfast and permanent

96% of the colours in our Professional Watercolour range are 'permanent for artists' use' meaning the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.    

How-To Guides

Explore our professional watercolour system

Available in pans and tubes

Pans are portable and air dry and are ideal when working outside or quickly. Tubes are perfect for working at a large scale and using large quantities in one go. Both have the same intensity. Browse our colour chart below to find the colours available in each format. 

Bring all 108 colours to life

Each colour has a range of different properties, from grades of permanence, lightfastness, opacity, staining and granulation. Discover them in the colour chart below or apply a wet brush to our hand-painted dot card to reveal each colour's individual characteristics. 

Match with the perfect paper

Our Professional Watercolour paper is 100% cotton and made with exceptional quality and resistance.  

Synthetic Sable Brush

Designed for use with Professional Watercolour and available range of sizes and shapes, this range was curated by artists for artists and handmade at our brush factory in England. 

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Winsor & Newton and The Golden Age of Watercolour: 1750-1850

Investigate how manufacturers like Winsor & Newton helped a generation of extraordinary artists to flourish in the Golden Age of watercolour painting in Britain between 1750 and 1850. 

Using Granulation Medium with Professional Watercolour

Watch our masterclass on granulation and learn how to create unique effects in your work. 

Professional Watercolour

Why Artists and Designers use Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour

A selection of artists give their thoughts and provide insight into using Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour.

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Our range of Professional Watercolour sets