Professional Watercolour is recognised for using only the purest pigments to ensure quality and permanence. Available in 108 colours.
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.
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.
Formulated using the highest quality production methods to achieve optimal pigment dispersion, meaning every wash will remain vibrant and luminescent.
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.
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.
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.
Our Professional Watercolour paper is 100% cotton and made with exceptional quality and resistance.
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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A selection of artists give their thoughts and provide insight into using Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour.