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.

Discover endless colour potential

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.

Try the Professional Watercolour range

The hand-painted dot card includes all 109 colours in the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour range represented by a small dot of dried paint on a sheet of watercolour paper. Apply a wet brush to each dot to reveal the colour's individual characteristics. Perfect for experimentation! Listed on the card are each colour's series number, permanency rating, transparency, lightfastness rating and whether the colour is staining or granulating.


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Large Range of Single Pigment Colours

Our Professional Watercolour 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.

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Unrivalled Transparency

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

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Lightfast and Permanent

104 out of 108 colours in the Professional Watercolour range are classed as 'permanent for artists' use'. This means that 96 per cent of our Professional Watercolours are rated AA or A for permanence to ensure that the colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.

3 formats, same intensity

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Portable and air dry so there is no need to dispose of any unused paint, they are invaluable when working outside or when needing to work quickly. Lift colour simply with a wet brush.

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Perfect for working at a large scale with a quicker release, tubes are invaluable. You can use large quantities in one go, which is particularly helpful with a restricted palette.

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Watercolour Sticks offer all the excellence of our Professional Watercolours but in a convenient stick format. This makes them highly versatile as you can use them dry like a pencil and then add some water to create beautiful, soft watercolour washes.

Select Colour Swatches Below

Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate)
Bismuth Yellow
Cadmium-Free Lemon
Cadmium Lemon
Winsor Lemon
Winsor Yellow
Lemon Yellow Deep
Transparent Yellow
Cadmium-Free Yellow Pale
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Turner's Yellow
New Gamboge
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium-Free Yellow
Winsor Yellow Deep
Indian Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium-Free Yellow Deep
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium-Free Orange
Winsor Orange
Winsor Orange (Red Shade)
Transparent Orange
Cadmium Scarlet
Cadmium-Free Scarlet
Scarlet Lake
Cadmium Red
Cadmium-Free Red
Cadmium Red Deep
Cadmium-Free Red Deep
Winsor Red
Rose Dore
Quinacridone Red
Winsor Red Deep
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Alizarin Crimson
Permanent Carmine
Permanent Rose
Rose Madder Genuine
Opera Rose
Quinacridone Magenta
Permanent Magenta
Cobalt Violet
Permanent Mauve
Quinacridone Violet
Ultramarine Violet
Winsor Violet (Dioxazine)
Indanthrene Blue
Smalt (Dumont's Blue)
Cobalt Blue Deep
French Ultramarine
Ultramarine (Green Shade)
Cobalt Blue
Winsor Blue (Red Shade)
Antwerp Blue
Prussian Blue
Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
Cerulean Blue (Red Shade)
Cerulean Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
Phthalo Turquoise
Cobalt Turquoise Light
Cobalt Turquoise
Aqua Green
Cobalt Green Deep
Winsor Green (Blue Shade)
Winsor Green (Yellow shade)
Terre Verte
Perylene Green
Oxide of Chromium
Hooker's Green
Permanent Sap Green
Olive Green
Terre Verte (Yellow Shade)
Green Gold
Naples Yellow
Naples Yellow Deep
Yellow Ochre Light
Yellow Ochre
Raw Sienna
Gold Ochre
Quinacridone Gold
Brown Ochre
Magnesium Brown
Burnt Sienna
Light Red
Venetian Red
Indian Red
Brown Madder
Potter's Pink
Perylene Maroon
Perylene Violet
Caput Mortuum Violet
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Vandyke Brown
Payne's Gray
Neutral Tint
Ivory Black
Lamp Black
Mars Black
Davy's Gray
Chinese White
Titanium White (Opaque White)

Stock is limited

Our range of Professional Watercolour sets