This is a wonderful set for painters with some experience. The colors were beautiful, with or without color.
NOTE: I would not recommend this for beginners with no experience because if you accidentally squeeze too much paint, the extra paint will be wasted. What you can do to solve that, is to let the paints dry and just add water to the dried paints when you need to use them. The problem with that though, is if you have a small mixing plate, too many dried paint colors result in not having enough space for other colors.