Which watercolor palette should I choose?

A pile of palettes: Art Toolkit Pocket Palette (open on top), on top of an Art Toolkit Folio Palette (closed, with a Kolbie Blume sticker on it), Sylvan Clayworks Wiggle Wells (top right), Sugarhouse Ceramics Travel Palette (bottom right), moon-shaped palette I got from a Kolbie Blume mystery supplies kit, all inside a Richeson enameled butcher tray.

Typically when I talk about “choosing your palette,” I mean choosing which colors to paint with. But this post is on the physical item, a paint palette. Because this is an extremely low-stakes decision, of course I have written one of my longest posts about it.

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