Thursday Things: Orange & Grey

An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.

File this one under the category of oddly pleasant, this week’s Thursday Things is a delightful combination of playful and polished. This collection features a fun pop of orange with hints of grey sure to brighten any winter day. It is sweet, simple, cheerful, and just what you might need on this last Thursday of January. Enjoy the happy hues of Thursday Things: Orange & Grey.

Featured products from left to right:

 

An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Pilot Parallel Fountain Pen – Red, 1.5mm
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen – Amber
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Retro Pop Orange
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Noodler’s Neponset Fountain Pen – Emeralds on the Sun
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen – Orange
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.
Jinhao 159 Fountain Pen  – Orange
An orange and grey inspired flat lay of fountain pens, notebooks, and ink.

What color makes you most happy?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-13T14:11:17+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Thursday Things|17 Comments
  • Tom Johnson

    I don’t know what color makes me most happy, but I had to laugh at the orange Pegasus! I was looking so much at at the pens, inks, and notepads that it took me a while to spot it. Wonderful, great color for mid-winter to cheer us up. I do love that Amber Duragraph. Of course my Rhodia pads are all orange (I think it is their signature color). My 1.5mm Parallel is the most used of all the Parallel pens. The photo of the Noodler’s Neponset looks like the cap is actually glowing. That is a distinctive resin. This Thursday Things really perks me up, fantastic, made my morning.

  • Hooray! Orange! Grey! Orange AND grey! While my pen budget is limited, I do long for some sort of orange pen. In addition to these, I like the Faber-Castell Loom.

  • Kathleen S.

    I love this color combo. In fact, my kitchen color scheme is grey and orange! Frank Sinatra said that orange is the happiest color, and I have to agree. This was a perfect Thursday Things for cheering up a pretty dreary winter day.

  • Patrick V Haggerty

    I’m really into purple – my Pilot Metropolitan is retro pop purple and I usually ink it with Diamine Imperial Purple. After enjoying this Thursday Things, though, I may have to add a bit of orange to my life!

  • Thudthwacker

    Hm … *most* happy. Teal, probably. “Blue green” and “Green blue” were always the crayons that I wore down the fastest when I got a new 64-box of Crayola at the start of the school year. Though specifically in ink, it seems a brilliant turquoise is something I’ll be returning to time and again.

    • Kathy

      Me, too!!!

  • _s_s_miles

    Brian, please help, I think I’m going crazy! Could you PLEASE guide me through the Pilot pen mindnumbing numbering nuances, and explain the differences between those Pilot “numbers” – E95s, Justus 95, 74, 912, 823, 3.14 (hmmm, pie, pilot pie, pilot pen pie, pilot pumpkin pen pie,……)

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I will add this to the list of Q&A questions 🙂

      • _s_s_miles

        I am most gracious, princess Lydia, holder of the sacred disc(u)s of commentary knowledge.

  • Uniotter

    I have that Conklin Duragraph, it’s a great pen. It’s funny, but as a kid my least favorite color was orange. Now that I’ve seen so many beautiful orange pens, I totally get it! 😀 My current favorite color varies, but purple and green are consistently up there.

  • Hummingbird5

    Peacock blue and green tie for my most happy-making color. But this orange is gorgeous, as are all your color-themed posts!

  • AnneP

    YELLOW! Though green is my favorite color, I LOVE when I start seeing daffodils everywhere (i.e., grocery stores for this city gal).

  • MP

    The older I’ve gotten the more I enjoy all colors, even the ones I used to “hate” when I was younger. Blue is still my favorite, but so many colors bring me joy.

  • Geordon VanTassle

    I have to admit I am a fan of all sorts of shared of grey with Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun and Noodler Lexington Gray being particular favorites.

    I am also particularly fond of earthy shades of green. In fact, can you recommend some?

  • notconvincedgranny

    All these fall/winter colors…love them all; but orange makes me very happy. And shading from yellow to gold to orange to rust to brown – heavenly.

  • Shelby Highsmith

    I’m still on the quest for the perfect orange ink to put in my fat Jinhao orange pen — it’s such a nice change of pace from red when editing documents or highlighting things in my notebook, *and* orange is kind of the official color of engineering in academia! I love the water-resistant Noodler’s V-Mail Operation Overlord orange, but it has a tendency to dry out and gum up in my favorite pens–even the well-behaved Pilot Metropolitan. Iroshizuku Yu Yake is always well-behaved, no surprise, and looks lovely, but you can wash that right off the page. Noodler’s Habanero is *gorgeous* and rich, even shows a decent water resistance on thirsty paper, but dang if it don’t take 37 to 500 years to dry on Rhodia and Triomphe paper, my preferred correspondence material (even though it dries fast and sure in my Leuchtturm notebook)! (Can anyone recommend a solid, showthrough-resistant paper for correspondence that wet inks like that actually dry reasonably fast in, or am I stuck needing a blotting sheet?) So, now I’m trying some custom blends of Overlord-Yu Yake (not bad, not amazing, but dries fast and decent W.R.) and soon Overlord-Habanero. And I still have 4 orange samples to go!