Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Review Color Chart, Lightfast Test + Super Granulating, Limited and Special Edition Swatch Cards

Schmincke Horadam Aquarell is a professional quality watercolor paint from Germany. They have a huge fan base as one of the leading manufacturers of watercolor, gouache, acrylic and oil paints as well as real metal powders and other mediums. All of the products I've tried by Schmincke have had a very high quality, but also a pretty hefty price tag. Part of this is location, as these paints are quite expensive after importing when compared to other brands here in the USA. I recommend shopping around for the best price (I often find the best deals at Jackson's UK which ships worldwide) as these are absolutely well made paints worth seeking out.

Schmincke also makes an "Akademie" student grade watercolor without ox gall, but it's very expensive for a student line so I have not invested in them. The Horadam pro line of watercolor is not vegan, it contains ox gall usually obtained from the gallbladder of cows. This is not super common with modern watercolors (some brands like Winsor & Newton and Roman Szmal also do this). It contains cholesterol which is mainly used to increase flow. Even with this additive, I find these paints to be very well behaved, sometimes surprisingly staying where you put them. Schmincke says there is just enough ox gall to make sure the pigment particles dissolve well in water. They have a high pigment load you'd expect from a pro grade watercolor and generally re-wet easily from tube or self-poured dry pan. There is a huge range of 140+ permanent catalog colors, as well as over 30+ limited/special edition colors which were released over the course of 2020-2021.

If any of the "super granulating" colors stop being made in the future, don't fret - they are easily replicated by combining the single pigments on the label (ie Glacier Green PR233, PG50 is simply Potters Pink PR233 mixed with Cobalt Turquoise PG50. You can stir a drop of each together in a pan if you'd like to recreate this convenience mixture). By combining multiple granulating colors, or a granulating color with a non-granulating (texture and no texture) pigment, a color-separating effect is created in wet washes.

PG50 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Turquoise Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR233 Schmincke Horadam Potter's Pink art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR233 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Green Granulating Special Edition

They offer several unique colors, my personal favorite being the heavily granulating Mahogany Brown made with the rare pigment Pbr33. They have a strong deep version of Potter's Pink PR233, which I could only find from a few other major brands worldwide including Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton and MaimeriBlu. The pale, lighter pinks from AGallo or Roman Szmal are not as granulating or strong for use in color separating mixtures. Like Viridian PG18 or Cerulean PB35/36, Potters Pink is a slightly difficult pigment that requires an extra moment of pre soak in a pan. If you live in a very dry climate, adding a drop of vegetable glycerin stirred into your pan before drying should help it retain moisture.

Schmincke Horadam Aquarell lightfast test all professional watercolors 1 year 140 full catalog range

LIGHTFAST? Which colors are fugitive or will fade over time? Schmincke mostly offers lightfast paints, but there are a few colors that are intentionally fugitive (but still offered due to popular artist demand like opera pink or alizarin). There are a couple rating mistakes, including the fact that Magenta PR122 is more lightfast than advertised, but also that PO64 Saturn Red is very fugitive despite being rated highly. 

---------------LF TEST RESULTS AND SWATCH CARD FLIP THROUGH VIDEO COMING SHORTLY------------------

Schmincke watercolor lightfast test fading fugitive pr83 alizarin po64 saturn red horadam aquarell
 
Fugitive colors (LFIII-V / BW5to1 / *** of 5 stars or less). These low rated pigments typically fade within several weeks up to 3 months in roof/sky facing tests (roughly 6 months in sunset facing vertical windows that receive about 3-5 hours of daily direct sunlight depending on the season). Aside from PO64, most of these perform as expected and are properly advertised as prone to fading. As with most catalogs, red pigments will have the most fading, because the warm end of the color spectrum absorbs more UV than cool colors:

 

PR83:1 Alizarin Crimson

 

PR83:1, PR177 Madder Lake Deep

 

PR83:1, PR48:4 Rose Madder

 

PB66, PB15:1 Indigo (PB66 synthetic Indigo, just like the plant dye, is fugitive.) There is notable fading when diluted, but it has a fairly strong UV durability in masstone).

 

PG8, PB15 Olive Green has visible fading in the diluted range, as PG8 is particularly prone to fading when watered down or in tints.

 

PO64 Saturn Red is the most shockingly fugitive color in the entire Schmincke watercolor catalog. PO64 is advertised to be lightfast, yet starts to show signs of fading within just one month. By one year PO64's diluted range almost completely disappeared as if it were never painted. The same poor results have been replicated in other brands (Rembrandt's Brilliant Orange, White Nights Orange and Peach) in both direct sun and indirect general daylight tests (long term without direct sunbeam heat). I expect this color will fade even on indoor artwork from the natural light of nearby windows. I recommend avoiding this pigment if you sell, gift or display original artwork.

 

schmincke horadam brilliant blue violet fluorescent lightfast test opera pink 

Brilliant - All four "Brilliant" titled colors include fluorescent dye/pigment additives which show signs of fading within the first few weeks of lightfast testing. Brilliant Red Vio. and Blue Vio. both only contain a tiny amount of the same fluorescent pink found in Opera Rose (so it would be economical to just buy opera to mix with your other colors if the vibrancy boost is desired). The underlying pigments in these mixtures are very lightfast - meaning the end result at one year is just a tiny amount of fading. Brilliant Blue Violet has barely perceptible fading after 1 year (thanks to the stable underlying PB29, PV23). The color is still considered fugitive because that tiny amount of fluorescent faded so early on (an incredibly minor vibrancy shift). This is a good example of why LF ratings can be very poor for a color that ends up outperforming higher rated colors. It's an interesting observation you'd only know through independent studies like this, as this type of information is discarded by ASTM or manufacturer Blue Wool Scale reports. Official ratings only communicate -when- a change was detected, not -how much total fading- occurred by the end of the test duration.

 

PB27 Prussian Blue shows signs of fading while exposed to UV and gradually recovers over several days in shade. This is normal behavior for PB27, as the iron salts are bleached by sunlight and recharge in the absence of light. After 1 year of 3-5 hour daily sunlight exposure, Schmincke's PB27 has made a nearly complete recovery within 7 days of being removed from light. Barely perceptible signs of permanent fading have begun though. Due to studies in other brands, I can predict that the diluted range will unrecoverably begin to fade over the next year. Eventually even taking your painting off the wall for brief naps in the summer months will not save PB27 from its inevitably bleached fate. This slow degradation is less evident in "Paris Blue" which only uses a small percentage of PB27 in the mixture (mostly phthalo blue).

 

schmincke horadam aquarell watercolor professional grade red fading fugitive lightfast test results

 

----- Minor fading ----- (LFII to marginally LFIII / fading not visible until 6-12 months of daily sun exposure). Schmincke correctly labels these between LFII-III (*** or 3 of 5 stars). While these colors should be stable for many years indoors (away from nearby windows), the fading may be of interest when comparing superior alternatives. Artists creating personal works may not need to be overly concerned with marginally lightfast colors, but you may want to skip these pigments when selling originals:

 

PY155, PY153 Chromium Yellow Hue Light has minor diluted range fading.

 

PO71 Transparent Orange has clearly visible fading in both the masstone and diluted range. Schmincke correctly labels this LFIII pigment at 3 of 5 stars.

 

PR188 Vermilion Light has visible fading in both the masstone and diluted range. Schmincke correctly labels this roughly LFIII pigment at 3 of 5 stars

 

PR242 Geranium Red has very little change in masstone, but this pigment suffers from fading when diluted which becomes much worse in tints/low percentage mixtures with white. This becomes apparent in convenience mixtures like White Nights "Coral" (a pale pastel color PR242, PW6) which completely disappeared after a year.

 

PR144 Transparent Red Deep has clearly visible fading in diluted range.

 

PR187 Bordeaux has a dulling of masstone in addition to fading in the diluted range.

 

PV42 Magenta has a hue shift, dulling / decreased vibrancy, but no significant fading. Marginally lightfast. This shift makes it less desirable than PV19 Ruby Red or PR122 Purple Magenta.

 

schmincke watercolor naples yellow reddish skin tone fading pr242 fugitive diluted tint
 

 

----- Subtle fading (LFI-LFII) ----- The following colors had extremely minor hue shifts or barely perceptible fading that occured within the final months of testing. This falls within the standards of "lightfast" for artist use (50-100 years of museum lighting before fading). I will note these pigments below, only because other pigments without reported changes do offer superior long term lightfastness. The many colors that have not shown signs of fading by 1 year typically remain strong for several years or more in sunlight. There are pigments stronger than LFI/BW8 rating, but BW9 (would we call it LF0 for absolutely permanent?) is not typically tested for. For instance, earth brown pigments will continue to show zero signs of fading even after 3-5 years in a window far exceeding current testing scales. While PR254 Pyrrol (Scarlet) Red is one of the very best red pigments available (testing at blue wool scale 8 / LFI) it will still start to fade before even stronger pigments like PR108 Cadmium Red.

 

LFII: Subtle fading diluted from the PR242 in all of these mixtures:
PR242, PO62 mixtures "Permanent Red" and "Permanent Red Orange". PR242, PY42, PW6, PW4 mixture "Naples Yellow Reddish".

 

PV29 Perylene Violet had a minor hue shift, dulling / loss of vibrancy (shifts towards brown, slight loss of red undertone) with very subtle fading in every brand I've tested for 1 year. It has been given an LFI or 4 of 5 star rating, yet it has more of a shift than some colors rated LFII-III (such as PR264 or PR122).

 

LFI: Insignificant changes documented within LFI parameters (changes detected which were barely perceptible at the time of BW8 fade test strip fading). PR254 "Scarlet Red". PR207 "Quin Red Light". PR255, PB60, PO62 mixture in "Neutral Grey" has had a tiny loss of warmth. PV19 Quin Violet has minor fading in both masstone and diluted, it appears that the blue/purple leaning versions of PV19 are less UV durable than the warmer red leaning versions.

 

LIGHTFAST TEST Schmincke watercolor pr122 purple magenta ruby red pr264 pigment pb60 indanthrone blue indanthrene

 

----- Stable ----- (likely under-rated / too low of an assigned rating). 

 

PR264 Ruby Red Deep is a very lightfast pigment, despite being rated at *** (between LFII-LFIII). I will be testing this more since there are so few reds that perform this well. So far, Winsor and Newton's Winsor Red Deep also performed perfectly with no diluted range fading after 1 year of sun.

 

PR122 Purple Magenta is a very lightfast pigment with insignificant minor dulling after 1 full year of daily sun. The ingredient (powder form) varies in stability by chemical manufacturer. An older ASTM test was performed on a less UV durable sample, causing many companies to under-rate PR122 for the past decade, despite improvements in manufacturing. I concur with Handprint and the Color of Art Pigment Database websites on this, all of our studies of modern PR122 have proven to be BW7-8/LFI, not LFIII like the 1999 ASTM test result which could have contributed to Schmincke rating it ***.

 

PB60 Indanthrone Blue variant notes: Schmincke offers two forms of PB60, a warmer royal blue called "Delft Blue" rated at 4 stars and a less vibrant dull "Dark Blue" version rated at 3 of 5 stars. It is true that Dark Blue has a tiny bit of fading towards the end of this test, but both performed at BW8/ LFI. If you are debating between the two forms of Indanthrone Blue though, I would recommend Delft Blue for its superior depth of color and UV durability. Dark Blue could be hue matched by mixing a black, like PBk6 or 7 with Delft Blue.

 

As of 11-2021 all 30ish Super Granulating and Limited Edition colors use only stable, highly lightfast pigments. Notes about lightfastness can be found on the swatch cards below.

 

Schmincke puts out a lot of special holiday sets, limited edition wood box or metal tin collections such as this:

 

You can check to see which colors are currently available to purchase at Jackson's website here.

Amazon also carries their dot card for the permanent catalog

(the 140 color dot card does not contain limited/special edition/super granulating colors):

 

In early 2020 Schmincke released 15 special edition granulating colors with the themes: galaxy, deep sea and glacier. These are convenience mixtures of pigments prone to color separation and granulation texture. There was some general confusion online about the term "Super Granulating" (as marketed on websites like Jackson's art supplies) from the German description "supergranulierende" which Schmincke explained as meaning "normally granulating colors take on a new appearance when 2 or more are used at once". For example, in glacier green "super" is their way of saying you can see teal and pink, instead of normally only getting one color at once. Some expected this to mean abnormally strong granulation, but it's really normal granulation simply adding subtle color separation.

Jackson's should have clearly elaborated upon what Schmincke meant in English in a way that didn't set unrealistic expectations. To be fair, these ARE mixtures of Schmincke's most granulating pigments, exactly as if you had mixed them yourself. None of the paint tubes say "super" anywhere, and all of the swatch representations online appear to be accurate.

These are subtle and do not compare to the dramatic granulation or color separation of some of Daniel Smith or Roman Szmal's colors. I do not believe these are similar enough to be compared to Daniel Smith's mineral or primatek paints (made of completely different rare ingredients) or their color separating mixtures that contain non-granulating colors (which have strong masstones due to using phthalo blue in cascade green, or the pv19 violet in royal purple). These are different enough to be like comparing apples to oranges in this situation. Instead, appreciate these for what they are - mixtures of mostly opaque cobalts and earth browns. PG50 Cobalt Turquoise, PBr33 Mahogany Brown and PR233 Potters Pink being the real stars of this show. I do wish they hadn't made so many similar blue mixes with ultramarine pb29 though, because these were the most bland, least color separating ones of the bunch:

PR233 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Violet Granulating Special Edition PB29 PBr33 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Violet Granulating Special Edition PBk11 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Black Granulating Special Edition PV62 PG18 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Indigo Granulating Special Edition PG50 PV16 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Blue Granulating Special Edition PB29 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Blue Granulating Special Edition PG50 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Blue Granulating Special Edition PG50 PV16 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Turquoise Granulating Special Edition PG18 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Green Granulating Special Edition PR233 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Green Granulating Special Edition PV16 PBr33 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Pink Granulating Special Edition PV62 PBr6 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Brown Granulating Special Edition PBr6 PG26 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Brown Granulating Special Edition PBk11 PB74 PB35 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Black Granulating Special Edition PBk11 PB35 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Black Granulating Special Edition

 

 

In December of 2020 Schmincke added 10 new special edition granulating colors. The two themes were Forest and Tundra, all being multi pigment convenience mixtures containing two or more of their normal granulating colors. For example, Tundra Green (below) is a mixture of Cobalt Green Pure (PG19) and Mars Brown (PBr6).

 

PBr7 PR233 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Tundra Orange super granulating tundra special forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PB29 PBr6 Schmincke Horadam Tundra Violet super granulating tundra and forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PB29 PR233 Schmincke Horadam Tundra Pink super granulating tundra and forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PB29 PBr7 Schmincke Horadam Tundra Blue super granulating tundra and forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PB36 PBk11 Schmincke Horadam Forest Blue super granulating tundra and forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PBr7 PG26 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Forest Brown super granulating tundra special forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PBr33 PG19 Schmincke Horadam Forest Green super granulating tundra special edition swatch pigment card color watercolor art PBr7 PG18 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Forest Olive super granulating tundra special forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PBk11 PBr7 PG50 Schmincke Horadam Forest Grey super granulating tundra and forest swatch pigment card color watercolor art PG19 PBr6 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Tundra Green Art Pigment Database

 

November 2021: "HAZE" theme set was added to Jackson's (here). These colors are meant for misty obscure landscapes with fog or transitioning light. I found this addition to be underwhelming. Most of what I loved about the initial releases was color separation in addition to granulation texture. These all have texture, but 3 of them have little to no color separation in wet wash or salt reactions. I will get the most use out of Haze Pink, but at this time the colors are not available individually or in 15ml tubes instead of tiny 5ml - so I'll be sticking to mixing my own using PB36 and PR233 in the future:

PR233 PB36 Schmincke Horadam Haze Pink swatch card pigment watercolor art color jacksons exclusive granulating PY43 PB29 PBr7 Schmincke Horadam Haze Blue swatch card pigment watercolor art color jacksons exclusive granulating PB29 PG26 PBr33 Schmincke Horadam Haze Indigo swatch card pigment watercolor art color jacksons exclusive granulating PBr7 PBk11 Schmincke Horadam Haze Brown swatch card pigment watercolor art color jacksons exclusive granulating PB36 PBr33 PBk11 Schmincke Horadam Haze Black swatch card pigment watercolor art color jacksons exclusive granulating  

In "limited" or "special edition" sets, Schmincke often includes alternate mica based metallic colors that are not part of their permanent catalog. Some helpful convenience mixtures like Ocean Grey or Ice Blue have become available individually as 15ml tubes. There have also been several rare mineral releases in smaller 5ml tubes. I did not buy the opalite or green porphyry in 2017, but Lapis Lazuli (natural ultramarine blue) came back in 2021 as well as the recently discovered YnMin blue pigment PB86:

PW20 Schmincke Horadam Yellow Gold Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PB15:1 PW6 Schmincke Horadam Ice Blue watercolor pigment color separating granulating blue wool lightfast swatch art PB86 Schmincke Horadam YinMn Blue watercolor pigment color separating granulating blue wool lightfast swatch art Mineral Schmincke Horadam Lapis Lazuli granulating swatch card genuine test natural art pigment database PB29 PBk6 PG50 Schmincke Horadam Ocean Grey Cesc Farre watercolor pigment color separating granulating blue wool lightfast swatch art 

Swatch card color chart for their 140 permanent color catalog below:

These hand painted swatches on Arches cold press watercolor paper display details on how these paints perform, pigment ingredients, wet on wet wash, salt reaction, lifting, opacity, staining, lightfast ratings, masstone to diluted range under bright scanner bed (direct) light:

PY53 Schmincke Horadam Titanium Yellow art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY184 Schmincke Horadam Vanadium Yellow art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY3 Schmincke Horadam Lemon Yellow art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY151 Schmincke Horadam Aureolin Hue art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database  PY35 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Cadmium Yellow Lemon Pigment Database Color Chart PY175 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Chromium Yellow Hue Lemon Pigment Database Color Chart PY35 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Light Yellow Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY35 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Yellow Medium art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY153 PY155 Schmincke Horadam Chromium Yellow Hue LIGHT watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PY154 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Pure Yellow Pigment Database Color Chart PY150 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Transparent Yellow Art Pigment Database PY216 Schmincke Horadam Turner's Yellow Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY35 PO20 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Yellow Deep art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY35 PO20 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Yellow Deep art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PY110 PY154 Schmincke Horadam Indian Yellow art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PO20 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Orange Light art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PO62 Schmincke Horadam Chromium Orange Hue art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PO20 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Orange Deep art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database  PY150 PR101 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Hue Art Pigment Database PO20 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Red Orange art swatch card pigment lightfast orange color water database PO64 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Saturn Red Art Pigment Database Orange Paint Swatch PO71 Schmincke Horadam Transparent Orange watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PO62 PR242 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Red Orange watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR242 PO62 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Red watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR255 Schmincke Horadam Vermilion Hue watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR188 Schmincke Horadam Vermilion Light watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR242 Schmincke Horadam Geranium Red watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade  PR108 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Red Light Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR207 Schmincke Horadam Quinacridone Red Light watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR254 Schmincke Horadam Scarlet Red watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR144 Schmincke Horadam Transparent Red Deep watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR83:1 PR48:4 Schmincke Horadam Rose Madder art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR178 Schmincke Horadam Perylene Dark Red art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR108 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Red Medium art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV19 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Carmine art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR108 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Red Deep art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR187 Schmincke Horadam Bordeaux art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR83:1 Schmincke Horadam Alizarin Crimson art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR264 Schmincke Horadam Ruby Red Deep art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR83-1 PR177 Schmincke Horadam Madder Lake Deep art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV19 PR179 Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PV42 Schmincke Horadam Magenta watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR122 Schmincke Horadam Purple Magenta watercolor art pigment swatch pro professional masstone diluted fade PR122 Dye Schmincke Horadam Brilliant Purple watercolor pigment fugitive vibrant swatch database art color PR122 Dye Schmincke Horadam Brilliant Opera Rose watercolor pigment fugitive vibrant swatch database art color PR202 Schmincke Horadam Quinacridone Magenta art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV19 Schmincke Horadam Quinacridone Violet art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV55 Dye Schmincke Horadam Brilliant Red Violet watercolor pigment fugitive vibrant swatch database art color PV16 Schmincke Horadam manganese Violet art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV55 Schmincke Horadam Quinacridone Purple art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PB29 PV23 Dye Schmincke Horadam Brilliant Blue Violet watercolor pigment fugitive vibrant swatch database art color PV23 Schmincke Horadam Schmincke Violet art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV62 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Violet Hue pigment dip pen swatch card color colour database PV15 PB29 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Ultramarine Violet Granulating Art Pigment Database PB15:1 PB66 Schmincke Horadam Indigo art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PB60 Schmincke Horadam Dark Blue art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PB60 Schmincke Horadam Delft Blue Indanthrene Indanthrone Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 PB60 Schmincke Horadam Prussian Green watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB16 Schmincke Horadam Helio Turquoise watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB36 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Cerulean watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional  PB27 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Prussian Blue Swatch Card PB15 PB15:1 PB27 Schmincke Horadam Paris Blue watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB15:1 Schmincke Horadam Phthalo Blue watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB15:3 Schmincke Horadam Helio Cerulean watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PW4 PB15-3 Schmincke Horadam Cerulean Blue Hue watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB29 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor French Ultramarine Blue Granulating Art Pigment Database PB29 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Cobalt Blue Deep Granulating Art Pigment Database PB29 Schmincke Horadam Ultramarine Finest Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PB15:6 Schmincke Horadam Phthalo Sapphire Blue art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PW4 PB29 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Blue Hue art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PB29 PB15 Schmincke Horadam Ultramarine Blue art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PB28 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Blue Light art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PW5 PB29 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Mountain Blue watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PB35 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor French Cobalt Azure Granulating Art Pigment Database PG50 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Turquoise Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PB36 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Green Turquoise granulating swatch card genuine test natural art pigment database PY151 PG7 Schmincke Horadam May Green pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY155 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Green pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY153 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Sap Green pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PB15:3 PG7 PY42 Schmincke Horadam Hooker's Green pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PG19 Schmincke Horadam PAN Watercolor Cobalt Green Pure Art Pigment Database PG19 Schmincke Horadam TUBE Watercolor Cobalt Green Pure Art Pigment Database PG17 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Chromium Oxide Green Professional Paint Color Chart PG18 Schmincke Horadam Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Chromium Oxide Green Brill watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PG7 Schmincke Horadam Phthalo Green watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PG36 Schmincke Horadam Helio Green watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PO62 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Green Olive watercolor pigment art swatch card masstone diluted comparison pro professional PG26 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Green Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PBk31 Schmincke Horadam Perylene Green Watercolor Swatch Color Chart Pigment Database PB15 PG8 Schmincke Horadam Olive Green pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr7 PG7 Schmincke Horadam Green Earth pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PO62 PG36 Schmincke Horadam Olive Green Yellowish pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PO62 PG36 Schmincke Horadam Olive Green Yellowish pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PW6 PY53 PBr24 Schmincke Horadam Juane Brilliant Dark pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY53 Schmincke Horadam Rutile Yellow pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PW6 PY53 PBr24 Schmincke Horadam Naples Yellow pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr24 Schmincke Horadam Titanium Gold Ochre pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr7 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Raw Sienna pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY42 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Yellow Raw Ochre pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY42 Schmincke Horadam Yellow Ochre pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY42 Schmincke Horadam Transparent Ochre Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY65 PBr41 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Gold Brown Pigment Database Swatch Card PW6 PW4 PR242 PY42 Schmincke Horadam Naples Yellow Reddish pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PR101 Schmincke Horadam Transparent Sienna pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PR101 Schmincke Horadam English Venetian Red pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PR206 Schmincke Horadam Madder Brown pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PR101 PBk9 Schmincke Horadam Burnt Sienna Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY119 Schmincke Horadam Spinel Brown Watercolor color separating granulating swatch database pigment PR233 Schmincke Horadam Potter's Pink art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PR179 Schmincke Horadam Perylene Maroon art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating PV29 Schmincke Horadam Perylene Violet art color pigment swatch card masstone diluted test granulating Schmincke Horadam Aquarelle Caput Mortuum Watercolor PR101 PR206  PBr33 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Mahogany Brown Art Pigment Database PBr6 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Mars Brown Art Pigment Database PR101 Schmincke Horadam Transparent Umber pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr41 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Transparent Brown Professional Paint Color Chart PBr7 Schmincke Horadam Maroon Brown Watercolor Pigment Swatch Database Card Color Art PBr7 Schmincke Horadam Burnt Umber pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr7 PY43 Schmincke Horadam Raw Umber pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PBr7 Schmincke Horadam Green Umber pigment art color swatch colour texture masstone diluted PY150 PBr7 PBk7 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Vandyke Brown Art Pigment Database PB15:1 PBr7 PBk9 Schmincke Horadam Sepia Brown Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR242 PBr7 PBk9 Schmincke Horadam Sepia Brown Reddish watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PR122 PB60 PBk7 Schmincke Horadam Neutral Tint watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PBk6 PB15:6 Schmincke Horadam Payne's Grey Bluish watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PG17 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Hematite Black Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PR255 PB60 PO62 Schmincke Horadam Neutral Grey watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PBk11 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Mars Black Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PBk7 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Anthracite Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PBk6 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Lamp Black Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PBk9 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Ivory Black Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PBk10 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Graphite Grey Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PR101 PB29 PBk7 Schmincke Horadam Schmincke's Paynes Grey watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PW4 Schmincke Horadam Permanent Chinese White watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color PW6 Schmincke Horadam Titanium Opaque White watercolor pigment granulating lightfast vibrant swatch database art color Schmincke Horadam Mica Based Metallic Watercolor 894 893 color art pigment pearl white gold silver metal swatch comparison lightfast   

 

Where to buy?

You can find some of these paints on Amazon USA, but art shops like Jackson's are likely to have the best price. I use affiliate links and banners for all products. As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you :)

Schmincke Horadam individual watercolors in tubes or pans are available worldwide here from Jackson'sor here from Blick USA. 

Or

 https://www.dickblick.com

If you'd like to see the swatch cards organized by color, to compare them to other brands check out the pigment database. I have separated each brand's paints to show them side by side with other examples of the same pigment.

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