Whether you love colouring in adult colouring books or your child is particularly good at art, choosing a good colouring pen set is important. This is not only because of the price, but the quality can vary immensely.
There are many different types of colouring pen sets, from biros, markers, rollerballs to gel and even fountain.
Each type will have its advantages and cons so it is usually down to personal preference.
To help you choose a great pen set we have ten of the best featured below:
Papermate – InkJoy 8 Different Colour Pen Pack – £2.12
Lovely cheap set of pens here that do not bleed into each other and you only need to press softly to get a decent colour on the paper. Has a triangle shape which is good for gripping and the ink flows really smoothly.
Fine Paint Oil Based Art Marker Pen Permanent Chalk Pens Boxed for Metal Rubber Glass Waterproof 12 Pack Colors – £6.89
Gorgeous rich and vibrant colours here that flow onto the paper like oil. Nice thick nib of around 2.5mm which is great for filling in, you get every colour of the rainbow including white and black. These pens can draw on almost any surface including metal and glass and are fully waterproof.
Pilot Fountain Pen, Liquid Ink, Disposable – £9.67
If fountain pens are your favourite you’ll probably know that it is extremely hard to get a good quality set. This one from Pilot contains 7 highly pigmented ink pens that have a nib size of just 1mm. Customer reviews state that for a set of disposable pens these are a great quality and the ink stays wet for many months.
Newdoer 60 Pack Gel Pens, Fine Ink Ballpoint Pens – £9.99
This set of pens is really versatile and contains loads of different gel ballpoint kinds, including glitter, fluorescent, metallic, milky, neon, symphony and normal. The pens are non-toxic and children can use them. They can be used for all kinds of artistic work, from drawing to sketching and colouring in.
Staedtler 334 Triplus Fineliner Superfine Point Pens – £10.00
Great bargain here as this pen set usually retails for around £45.00. Features an ergonomic triangular design and the pens are drysafe, which mean you can leave the lids off for a few days and they will not dry out. Water-based coloured ink that does wash out of clothing if you do have an accident and the pens come in a stand up box which is handy for school.
20 Colours Watercolour Brush Pens Set Soft Flexible Tip – £11.99
These pens deliver a beautiful watercolour effect and feature lovely soft tips. The water-based colours are non-toxic so ideal for children and are great for highlighting, blending and shadowing, As they dry really quickly they are ideal for projects, outdoor painting and even advertising.
Set of 30 Glitter Gel Pens by Color Technik – £12.99
This is one of the best colouring pen sets for art projects where you want a little sparkling detail. The ink is fast-drying and has a lovely smooth flow with a good colour selection. The pens are not scratchy at all to use and the colours are vibrant and vivid.
Lineon Gel Pens 108 Colours Gel Pen Set – £18.99
If you want amazing quantity and quality you can’t go wrong with this colouring pen set from Lineon. You get a whopping 108 colours and in all sorts of different varieties including metallic, glitter, neon glitter, pastel, swirls and standard. We also like the box the pens come in which make it really easy to see the colours and great for storage.
Pentel S360-36 Felt Tip Colour Pen 36-Piece Set Assorted – £22.78
This is one of the most popular colouring pen sets with amazon buyers, thanks to the large colour selection. It is perfect for keeping with all your other colouring implements and will become indispensable. This all-rounder features hardy tips that will not fray after time, an even colour release that is smooth flowing and delivers good coverage. Lovely bright colours and excellent quality.
Arteza Real Brush Pens – 48-Colors – Water-Based Ink – £32.57
You get 48 rich colours with this colouring set that come with an innovative flexible brush that allows you to make different thicknesses of strokes. You can use the pens for fine line drawing, shadowing, blending and filling in colour, you can also use them for calligraphy work. Water-based inks that are non-toxic.