Green has an earthly yet magical otherworldly quality to it. It is soothing, lush, and sometimes even vibrant depending on the specific shade of green. But nothing says elegant and magical than dark green.
For many fountain pen writers, experimenting with ink is part of what makes the experience enjoyable. But not everybody can bring out bright or fun-colored hues for daily use. This is where more understated and darker-colored inks really shine.
If you’re looking for a fountain pen ink shade that isn’t your usual black or blue but adds some character, consider one of these sophisticated dark green shades.
Those who want an excellent experience from the get go will benefit from Graf von Faber-Castell’s Moss Green fountain pen ink. This is a forest green that exudes sophistication with its rich hue and subtle warm shading.
This is an ink that has quite a wet flow, which is part of what gives it a luxurious smoothness when writing on paper. It is best to pair this ink with high-quality fountain pen-friendly paper, such as Rhodia or Tomoe River. Moss Green is also fairly water-resistant, which makes it ideal for note-taking.
Some dark green inks come in a piney green-black shade. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy for your daily writing, then Sailor’s Murai ink is a great option. As you write, the ink initially lays down as nearly black, but the shade softens as it dries to its dark green color.
With broad or stub nibs, you might be able to see some of the red sheen in this ink, but it is barely noticeable in smaller nib sizes. This ink is perfect for those who want something unique with a lot of color and yet is still appropriate for most daily writing scenarios, such as in work or school.
Another ink that is almost indistinguishable from black upon first glance, this dark green shade from Robert Oster is an excellent conservative choice that is not without its own personality. It is a green-black ink with some elements of grey and a bit of red shading.
This ink is saturated and can show some sheen depending on the pen and paper you use. As usual, broader nibs will allow sheening and shading properties to be more apparent. Grün Schwarz is quite a wet ink with smooth lubrication and good flow, especially on fountain-pen friendly paper.
If you want a more magical green ink, then Dark Forest from Diamine is your best bet. Rich, saturated, and luscious, this fountain pen ink is simply beautiful to write with. Unlike the other inks on this list, there isn’t much shading and sheen, but it is a solid dark green with subtle reddish tones.
This particular ink has a quick drying time, flows consistently, and behaves well in the pen and on paper. It looks quite professional but is also appropriate for more special occasions, such as the holidays.
Some writers prefer a dark green ink that is closer to a medium shade, and this is where Pelikan’s Edelstein Olivine ink falls. It is a simple forest green that is versatile and great for everyday writing.
The flow is not as lubricated as other inks; it is quite average. Similar to all Pelikan inks, this shade was smooth and was generally well-behaved. The color is pleasant but subtle enough for work, school, and other typical writing needs.
Darker inks are a beautiful addition to any writer’s fountain pen collection. Along with the best burgundy inks or even rich purple hues, dark greens in various shades are definitely worth considering to make your everyday writing more beautiful.
Happy inking and happy writing!
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting