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Welcome to Schmincke, finest artists' colours

The Company

Since 4 generations the traditional Schmincke-goal is making and providing the very best finest artists' colours for demanding artists. In 1881 Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke...



Sustainability: our comittment to people and environment

Behind the scences...

.... of Schmincke watercolour production

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Creative Blog

Discover the new Schmincke Creative Blog! Here you will find several step-by-step tutorials, hints and artifices on different creative themes and colours in application.

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medium finder

With this tool, you will find the ideal medium for your individual creative painting technique with Schmincke artists´ colors - from surface preparation on changes of various color properties through to final treatment.

For the PC-version, please click here.

For the smartphone version, please use the QR code.




New from February 2017

125 Years HORADAM® watercolours

We are happy to announce that in the Jubilee Year 2017, Schmincke enlarges and optimizes - after some years of research - the HORADAM® watercolours to the premium 140 assortment.

  • 139 brilliant, intense colours in half and full pans and 5 and 15 ml tubes + Oxgall:
  • 100 unchanged colour shades, 35 new colour shades, 4 optimized tones in highest quality as always
  • 112 tones with highest possible lightfastness (4 and 5 stars)
  • 95 one-pigment-colour shades for brilliant mixing results
  • Enlarged colour ranges due to new pigment classes as well as 20 new pigments, e.g. quinacridone, perylene, transparent iron oxides
  • Enlargement of the AQUA mediums assortment: 3 new mediums for more creative options


Available as of 2017, 1st February –

including four brand-new dot-cards



HORADAM® Highlights

What makes the new HORADAM® watercoulor assortment so special and what´s new?

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Medium Novelities

We added some new Mediums to the assortment, e.g.:

  • Safflower oil (50 004)
  • AEROSPRAY B72 (50 404)
  • Print-Medium relief-/ intaglio black (50 057)

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Brand of the Century

Schmincke has been awarded the title "Brand of the Century 2016"