130 years of Peerless Watercolors

The company itself was founded in 1885 by a chemist named Chaz Nicholson who had stumbled on a new, better, more fun way to colorize black and white photographs and had to share it with the world.

Turns out watercolor artists all around the world liked these new paints almost better than the photographers did!

If you are here, then we think you'll love them too.

How to Use Our Watercolors

  • Step 1: Pick your Colors

    Either pick them randomly (like I do) or pick a few that fit your color scheme.

  • Step 2: Wet Your Brush

    Find your favorite brush, whisper a few sweet nothings to it, then dip it in some clean water.

  • Step 3: Touch Brush To Paint Side Of DryColor Sheet

    One side of our paint has a wash to show you what the color could look like (this side also has the name stamped on it) and the other side is our concentrated paint - you want that side.

  • Step 4: Start Painting!

    You are ready to start painting. The wet brush both activates and lifts the concentrated paint from the back of our DryColor sheet.

The Artist's Palette

Designed with the help of hundreds of our customers - The Artist's Palette marks the next generation of Peerless Watercolors.

The 20 colors in this versatile palette can be used any time and anywhere inspiration might strike.

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  • Watch Some Of Our Tutorials

    We have dozens of easy painting tutorials created by professional artists!

  • Share your creations

    We'd love to see your paintings! Send them to peerlesscustomerservice@gmail.com. You can also tag us on Instagram!