Primary Palette half-pan tin set (6 colours)

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Get yourself well and truly sorted with half-pans of our first 6 colours!

This bad boy comes with 6 colours poured into half-pans, stored inside a small metal tin. Each half-pan is individually labelled and wrapped, with magnets attached to the bottom to secure them in place inside the tin.


Please find below information on each colour included in this set:

  • Primary Yellow: pigment number PY74, transparent, ASTM Lightfastness II
  • Primary 'Red': pigment number PR122, transparent, ASTM Lightfastness I
  • Primary Blue: pigment number PB15:3, transparent, ASTM Lightfastness I
  • Snow: pigment number PW6, opaque, ASTM Lightfastness I
  • Coal: pigment number PBk11, opaque, ASTM Lightfastness I
  • Midas: Mica, transparent, ASTM Lightfastness I

ASTM Lightfastness scale is between I-V with I being excellent.


For more information on the paint making process, see the 'Our Colours' tab.


Our colours are available in three formats: Half-pan, Waterblocks and Waterdrops. Half-pans are individually wrapped and labeled, and come with a magnet attached to the bottom for storage in a tin, and have the colour name attached to the side for easy reordering. Waterblocks and Waterdrops are pan-free watercolours, designed to be used in existing plastic or porcelain palettes. These eco-friendly alternatives are smaller in volume, but allow versatility for those who prefer filling and customising palettes with tubes and allowing the paint to dry before use. Now we give the dry paint to you to pop into your existing palette! Wet the bottom with water or a bit of gum arabic to secure it to your palette.


Free shipping (anywhere in the world) with tracking for all orders over $20 AUD. For orders under $20 AUD, shipping is $10 AUD. Postage in Australia is sent Express.

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Shipments overseas are made every FRIDAY for orders placed by 5pm Thursday Melbourne, Australia time. Shipments within Australia are made within 2 business days of ordering.

The Watercolour Factory is not responsible for the successful delivery of your order once it leaves our hands, nor responsible for any customs or import tax.

For more information on shipping and delivery timelines, see the 'Shipping' tab.


The Watercolour Factory does not accept returns, refunds or exchanges for change of mind once the item has been posted. If you have any issues with your order, please contact for assistance.


The Watercolour Factory is a home-based business, and elements of the packaging will unavoidably be exposed to an environment with pets. Please consider before purchasing.


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

A fantastic selection of vibrant and rich colours that are simply a dream to work with. Have purchased all the colours to date and definitely have not been disappointed. These paints are well worth investing in.

Pigment power

I love this set. The colours are so vibrant and the gold is a shimmery, sparkle dream. The tin is perfectly pocket sized and great to take when I travel for work. Such thought and care has gone into every part of this product, hand mixed colours, individually wrapped pans and beautifully packaged.

Amazing quality and colors!

These watercolors are amazing handmade, high quality watercolors. The claim that they are "offensively pigmented" is absolutely 120% true. These are some seriously vivid colors that are beautiful and to die for. The primaries can be used to make an endless array of beautiful colors. They mix together so incredibly and the colors they produce are stunning. I'm sure these will be long lasting pand because of how pigmented they are. And can we just talk about that sparkle of the Midas? Oh my glitter. Sparkle! It's beautiful. The black makes some amazing grays. The white is a nice opaque white. Great for mixing with other colors, and I look forward to trying it for printed on calligraphy.


These paints really pack a punch! The pigment is incredibly rich and vibrant, and a little goes a long way! I love the size of the tin, it's convenient to take anywhere!

Love, love, love!

I would buy these paints over and over again. The colour is so rich and vibrant, they are activated easily with water with great results and blend into what seems like a squillion colours. The yellow is my standout favorite of the primaries - such a beautiful, bold colour. The real show-stopper is the gold - the shine is incredible!
They come beautifully packaged, the little pans are labeled, they come with a little card to make colour swatches on and the magnetic bases are fantastic. My pans were full to bursting.
I’m thrilled to be buying Australian made, small business art supplies of such a high quality.