#RelationshipGoals: 6 Pen and Ink Pairings That Are Made For Each Other

Astaire and Rodgers, Sonny and Cher, Bogey and Bacall, some couples are so great together, you just can’t picture one without the other. We’ve paired up 6 pens and inks so perfect for each other, they’re giving us all the #RelationshipGoals.

Jinhao X450 Red/ Gold with Diamine Firestorm Red

Some couples just sparkle and radiate love everywhere they go. Diamine Firestorm Red (2ml sample- $1.75, 50ml bottle- $20), a recent addition to the Shimmertastic line of inks, is perfectly represented by the juicy wet medium nib of the Jinhao X450 ($9.90). The deep red of the pen body rivals the deep love you will develop for this gloriously glittering ink. This delightful duo is perfect for a festive change in your everyday carry or a bold and brazen choice to pen a love letter.

Lamy Al-Star Purple with Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses

For the more reserved, classic romantic, there are these marvelous mates that appear to be made for each other. Can you believe how well the delicious purple Lamy Al-Star ($37.60) coordinates with Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses (2ml sample- $1.25, 3oz bottle- $12.50)? It was definitely love at first sight for us! This workhorse pen and dearly beloved ink are a match made in heaven and pair perfectly together for writing a love letter, a list of supplies for the perfect Valentine’s Day, or even just a pleasing note-taking choice.

Noodler’s Neponset Red Rebellion with Diamine Red Dragon 

This dark and mysterious pairing is packed full of intrigue. The luscious music nib of the Neponset ($75) allows Red Dragon (2ml sample-$1.25, 30ml bottle- $7.50, 80ml bottle- $14.95) to really show off its deepest red potential. As Madigan pointed out in her ink review, this Diamine hue also possesses penchant for changing hues based on paper choice, giving this combination the upper hand in the element of surprise. Snag this rich pen and ink for a creative adventure in flex pen fun and gorgeous Valentine’s inspired crafting.  

Pilot Kakuno Pink with Robert Oster Pinky

Wholesome and sweet, pink is the color of innocence and ease. The Pilot Kakuno ($13.50) is the perfect pen for all ages. Robert Oster Pinky (2ml sample- $1.50, 50ml bottle- $16) coordinates perfectly with it. Whether used by a child writing valentines for classmates or an adult penning a simply sweet note of gratitude to a dear friend, this pen and ink pairing works for everyone.

Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Red with Monteverde Valentine Red

What is a list of Valentine’s Day writing tools without an ink called Valentine Red? The Pilot Metropolitan ($15) is a favorite pen of even the most seasoned fountain pen users. Universally loved and adored, this pen is the perfect mate to an ink meant to convey the color of love and adoration. Valentine Red (2ml sample- $1.25, 90ml bottle- $15) is rich and eye catching, perfect for signing those valentine cards and expressing the sentiments of the holiday.

Nemosine Singularity Clear with Noodler’s Blue Ghost

Sharing a message meant for a one set of eyes only? Noodler’s Blue Ghost (2ml sample- $1.25, 3oz bottle- $13.50, 4.5oz bottle- $18) will keep your secrets safe until they’re ready to be read. This invisible ink only shows up under UV blacklight. Paired with the clear Nemosine Singularity demonstrator ($19.99), this pen and ink are perfect for the secret love birds that want to keep things hush hush.

The most important thing to remember this Valentine’s Day is that no matter who you’re writing to, don’t forget to write! Writing a letter, note, or entire novel to express your love and appreciation is a great way to make sure your sentiments live on forever and remain cherished. Hopefully, these great pairings have inspired a spark within you to write it all out! You can find them all in our special Valentine’s Day themed shopping guide.

What is your go-to Valentine’s pen and ink pairing?

Write On,
The Goulet Pen Co. Team

2017-10-11T02:01:12+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Shopping Guides|13 Comments
  • Evan Macdonald

    I have diamine hope pink in my crimson tide right now… pretty valentine’sey

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Very valentine’sey! I love it!

  • Melinda Smith

    Nemosine Singularity in Azalea w/ Diamine Pink Glitz. Bonus: with a Re-Entry Nib.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens


  • Tom Johnson

    These are great pairings! Wonderful images too. I love what you did with Blue Ghost. Elvis’s song will be playing in my head the rest of the day. Blue Ghost also works great in felt tip Preppie pens – the marker and highlighter tips. I’m sure it would be fine in a brush pen too. I heard of a wife who included secret personal things in her letters to her husband in a military unit. He could share her “news back home” with the guys written in regular ink and read the secret personal stuff when alone, using his UV light. My pairing would probably be Black Swan in Australian Roses in my Bordeaux Platinum 3776 Century or BSAR in my burgundy Pilot Decimo.

  • Mari Ferch Rathyen

    I am all about matching my inks and pens, but this accidental pairing just begs to be used for a St. Valentine’s letter: Noodler’s Shah’s Rose in a rose-pink anodized aluminum Jinhao 301. Fantastic little pen, and a bargain at twice the price. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf635a137894fef62f5fb42d8c214d81852271d0e351323b3ab9227b5d88cc08.jpg

  • Jared

    i just checked the “other accessories” page. i could guarantee at least one sale of Blue Ghost if i could also purchase a UV blacklight (or two) from GP. Do you think I would be the only such customer (i don’t know)? Just a suggestion. i already have the same Jin Hao, Red Dragon, BSAR, & a red Preppy eye-dropper (filled with Berning Red).

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That’s a great suggestion, Jared. I will pass it along.

  • AJT

    BSIAR looks too purplish here, like the glitch version from two years back.

    • Mari Ferch Rathyen

      I think it’s the photo because I have that Al-Star and its color looks a lot more burgundy than it does here. I keep Sailor Oku-Yama in mine; it’s a good match, but the BSIAR would work, too.

  • Aquaria

    My pink pairing is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji in an Azalea Nemosine Singularity.

  • Iris

    February is official letter writing month! I have always enjoyed writing and receiving letter. So this past 2 weeks in an age of tablets and cell phone communication I have written a letter for each of my 8 grandbabies encouraging, praising and urging them forward to be all God intends for them to be, they range in age from 10 (born Christmas Eve) to almost 3 in 13 days. I hope they will one day re-read those letters and feel love. I have just received and loaded up my new Lamy Rose Gold pen and it is a different pen to write with, not my favorite yet but new and challenging for me to figure out what is my comfortable grip t use it withyet, but it is a very light weight pen.

  • Runnin_Ute

    Let’s see my Platinum 3776 Century Bourgogne currently has the unobtainable Blackstone Red Cashmere in it right now. The end of my Diamine Merlot sample is in my green/black Pelikan M150. Oh, and Levenger Pomegranate in a burgundy Parker 45.(love the ink, alas it has been discontinued for about a year now.)

    I don’t normally pair inks. Just 24 hours ago, the 3776 had Blackstone Daintree Green in it!