Faber-Castell's premium art supplies have a unique color indexing system that allows the artist to seamlessly move between mediums knowing that the color lines remain true to one another. The color index number is marked on the barrel of each product for quick identification of the color number.


The color index system is unique to Faber-Castell products and affords artists the advantage of mixing color mediums in a predictable palette. Artists are able to work with various mediums and enjoy the benefits of each of the unique medium's qualities, without sacrificing the true colors of their mixed media art.


Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and Polychromos Color Pencils have 120 colors each which are tied to this matching system. Also color indexed are our famous Pitt Artist Pen India ink line of 60 brush colors, Pitt Pastel Pencils in 60 colors and Polychromos Pastel Artist Crayons in 60 colors.