The original range expanded to a massive 252 colours, including the fascinating Primateks and also the 48 luminescent, pearlescent and interference colours that I won't include here. The following charts are arranged based on the two colour charts I have - the newest and a previous one. Colour reproduction is not bad, but not perfect.
Of course you don't need all these colours and nor have I bought them all. I've bought many of them, collected others as free samples and been sent a few by fellow artists and the Daniel Smith company. But many have been tested only from the wonderful dot cards that Daniel Smith were the first to produce.
I can talk about colours for ever, especially these ones. However I will just include a few comments here about the colours I particularly like or use or recommend a lot. The choices are vast :-)
I love Buff Titanium - think of it as an unbleached white. Lovely granulation and perfect for beaches and sandstone, snow gums and marble. There are quite a few great lemon and mid yellows to enjoy.
I tend to mix my own purples, but there are some lovely granulating pigments that can add texture to your paintings. PV49, PV14 and PV15 are never powerful colours, but have interesting granulation. Mixing Ultramarine with PV19 creates fabulous strong and granulating purples.
The photograph doesn't capture the beauty of the Amethyst, which, like many of the Primateks, has a touch of sparkle. It's a powerful but slightly neutralised deep purple
Phthalo Green Blue Shade is another of my basic colours. I doubt I've ever used it alone, but it's great for mixing. Jadeite is a lovely alternative for those who don't want to use the potentially overpowering phthalo green. As a cool green, it mixes in a similar way, but with granulating and a bit more of a realistic look. Like Viridian above, it is a less staining and more granulating cool (blueish) green.
In 2015, PO49 was replaced in DS mixes with the hue made from PO48+PY150. This meant a change in formula for Hooker's green as well as Sap Green and Undersea Green (below).
I love the most opaque of watercolours - Indian Red - as a red earth. With its slightly pink undertone it will mix interesting earthy purples with a blue. Venetian Red, also a PR101 granulating reddish earth colour, is usually just a little more on the orange side, without the pink undertone of Indian Red. The granulation is terrific.
Lunar Black makes me break all my not-using-black rules - it's an extra colour I have fun with - just as Buff titanium puts a white pigment in my palette :-) Grey Titanium is a really useful colour for urban sketching - concrete! Titanium White is whiter and more opaque than Chinese White
The fifth new colour for 2022 (along with the blacks, the King's Royal Blue and the PB24 yellow) was Iridescent Vibrant Raspberry. I haven't attempted to show the iridescent or pearlescent colours as they are so difficult to capture on screen.