Image credit to Dick Blick Art MaterialsPantone describes itself as the "world-renowned authority on color" and it seems undisputed given that they do everything from proclaiming a color of the year to issuing fashion color guides.  In case you are wondering, the 2011 color of the year is honeysuckle.  

I've always loved these mugs that depict different Pantone colors, but even more than the mugs I love these markers!  They come in a wide variety of colors and can purchased in sets from 12 markers to 150.  These remind me of my beloved Pental markers from middle school except better.

The markers have two ends - one with a brush tip and the other with a fine-point marker tip.

Now if only I had some big craft project ahead of me so I could justify purchasing these...