Watercolor is a favorite medium of professional and budding painters alike, not least because of the medium’s flexibility and portability. Tins that you fill with your own pigments offer a great way to store your paints and carry them along with you for whenever inspiration strikes. Browse our selection of the best watercolor pans below.
1. Arteza Watercolor Palette Tin
Keep your paints clean and dry with Arteza’s watercolor palette tin, which features 24 empty half pans in a sturdy tin case with a secure lid. Use the lid for mixing colors, and if you like, remove the half pans and use the tin as a travel case. Each half-pan well locks into the tin to keep your paints from moving around. Easy to clean and light to carry, this tin is a great option.
2. BOOYEE Watercolor Tin Palette
For a case with fun graphics, go with Booyee’s watercolor tin. Featuring a detail of Van Gogh’s Starry Night on the top, this tin is as practical as it is pretty. It includes 40 half pans that won’t budge thanks to their magnetized bases.
3. MEEDEN Watercolor Palette
Meeden’s airtight travel tray keeps paints fresh and in good condition. Thanks to the lid’s silicone seal, this folding palette won’t leak in your bag while you’re on the go. It features 33 slanted wells that will keep your paints super organized and protected. The lid includes a removable mixing tray that’s easy to use.
4. FCLUB Watercolor Pans
FCLUB’s watercolor paint tin holds 48 half pans or 24 full pans and features two large fold-out mixing areas. The case holds paint cakes securely so they won’t jostle in your bag, and its rolled construction means no sharp edges. Equal parts sturdy and lightweight, this tin carrying case will keep your paints properly protected.
5. Honbay Travel Watercolor Tin
Honbay’s mini tin palette paint case holds up to 12 half pans. Featuring a plastic paint pan and durable tin folding case, this super-portable item fits easily in your hand and is perfect for travel. The case folds out to reveal three large mixing areas, and the plastic wells can be detached and easily rearranged.