There are dozens of colored pencil sets on the market today, but not many that are a set of 24 colors. We believe that 24 colors is just the right amount of color options - not too many but not too few. This amount gives you enough choice for a variety of color shades, and you can blend colors to create shades that are unique to you. 

Here are our top picks for the 6 best 24-pack Colored Pencil Sets. 

Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencils

Our top pick is of course, the Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored Pencils featured in our Colored Pencil Roll. We love these pencils for many reasons, but mostly because they are woodless, and have five times the amount of lead pigment in them compared with regular colored pencils. They have a pleasantly weighty feel, and you can make broad strokes and fine details with them. And with 24 richly vibrant colors to choose from, you will have a hard time tearing yourself away from doodle time. 

Prismacolor Premier

The Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils are another very popular option. The lead in these pencils is thick and robust, making them more durable and resistant to cracking and chipping. They offer a smooth, even color laydown, and are great for creating shading and shadows.


The Pentel set is a great option if you aren't looking to spend a lot. They have a non-roll, hexagonal barrel shae which  prevents the pencils from rolling off your work surface. 

Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencils

The Staedtler Colored Pencils have an ergonomic triangular shape which makes them easy and comfortable to hold. They include a stand up box to keep the pencils organized, and the wood comes from certified sustainably managed forests.

Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils

The Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils are a step down from the Premier option, but still a great option. These pencils have soft, smooth lead great for blending and shading, and the hardened cores make them breakage resistant. 


A tried and true classic, the Crayola set is great for beginners or those not looking to spend a lot on their colored pencil set. They are brightly colored and blend well with other pencils.