With 96 colours, our Professional Water Colour range offers bright, vibrant colours and unrivalled performance.
Watercolour, more than any other medium, reflects the unique characteristics of the pigments used and our Professional Watercolours use only the finest pigments, and are known for their brilliance, permanence and strength of colour.
With 75 single pigment colours in the range, we offer the widest range of modern and traditional pigments for clean colour mixing.
The transparency of our Professional Watercolour is achieved by our unique process of pigment dispersion during manufacture. The natural characteristics of each pigment highlights the paint’s transparency level. In water colour painting, thin washes are applied allowing the white of the paper to reflect through the wash.
93 out of 96 colours in our Professional Water Colour range are classed as “permanent for artists’ use”, rated AA or A for archival permanence to ensure that these colours used today will appear the same for generations to come.
Since 1835, when Henry Newton and William Winsor introduced the first moist watercolours to the world, much of Winsor & Newton’s reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Professional Watercolour range. More than 170 years later, the original Winsor & Newton moist watercolour continues to be formulated and manufactured according to the company’s founding principles — to create an unparalleled watercolour range that offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence.
Through strict adherence to these founding principles, Winsor & Newton has achieved brilliance, transparency, and purity of colour unparalleled by any other watercolour. For the 21st century, these key qualities are achieved through a combination of choice of raw materials, custom-made machinery, and expert formulation by experienced chemists and artists who have spent their working lifetimes formulating Professional Watercolour.
Today, the Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour range benefits from continued advancements in pigment technology and production methods, building on the company’s already high standards to produce even brighter, more transparent, and more stable colours. Equally important, many of the formulations remain the same — proving that they cannot be bettered!