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, Color: Silver

The Explore Palette

Explore a world of color with this limited, vibrant palette.
  • 6 Van Gogh® by Royal Talens watercolors: Transparent Yellow Medium, Permanent Red Light, Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Rose, and Payne’s Grey.
  • 2 Mixing Pans featuring the same high-quality mixing surface as the palette.
  • 6 empty Mini Pans for additional colors.
  • Measures 3 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 1/4" (~92mm x 64mm x 7mm) when closed.
  • Rust-proof hinged aluminum case.
  • Highly corrosion-resistant stainless steel watercolor pans.
  • Includes a pocket-size color reference, and a reusable cloth drawstring logo pouch.
Available in silver and black.


A curated set of our favorite Van Gogh® by Royal Talens watercolors in a Pocket Palette with plenty of room to discover your favorite color mixes.
Color swatches from the Explore Palette.

A Curated, Limited Palette

The Explore Palette includes just six colors: Transparent Yellow Medium, Permanent Red Light, Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Rose, Payne’s Grey. Every color has a high degree of transparency, lightfastness, and is certified non-toxic.

Working within a limited palette can be freeing—you’re not overwhelmed by too many choices, and you’re pushed to explore color mixing in new ways.

A watercolor study from the Explore Palette.

Clean Mixes, Earthy Tones

The primary triad of Transparent Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Rose, and Phthalo Blue create clean mixes around the color wheel, while the neutrals produce a range of earth tones, from grey to green to ochre.

Create a spectrum of browns and greys by mixing compliments, such as red/green, yellow/purple, and blue/orange, and Payne’s Grey will tone down hues. 

The Explore Palette Plus in black with paintbrush and watercolor swatches.

Also available: the Explore Palette Plus

The Explore Palette Plus is an expanded, 12-color version of the Explore Palette, adding six additional useful colors for painting quickly on the go, including a range of browns, warm and cool blues, violet, and sap green.

The set of six 10ml watercolors in the Explore Colors Set.

Also available: the Explore Colors Set

The Explore Colors Set is a set of all six of the above Van Gogh® by Royal Talens watercolors, in 10ml tubes.

The Demi Palette, Pocket Palette, and Folio Palette shown with paint-filled pans.

Compact and Endlessly Configurable

The Pocket Palette is part of our family of compact and configurable magnetic watercolor palettes. Shown here alongside the smaller Demi Palette and larger Folio Palette, the Pocket Palette supports over 40 million possible pan arrangements!