Introducing the Monteverde Noir Ink Collection

Monteverde has been working hard in the last two years to establish itself as an ink brand as well as a pen brand, and the latest Noir collection is certainly helping them to do so. These ten new inks bring their total offerings up to a whopping 41 different colors that we offer at

Monteverde first reimagined their Core collection in October 2016 with 21 brand new colors, followed by their Gemstone collection in February 2017 with 10 new jewel tone-inspired colors.

So let’s take a look at the Noir collection!

The Noir collection was inspired by the Blue/Black ink color concept – mixing a standard color with black to achieve a darker, muted tone.

The collection consists of:

  • Azure Noir (more of a true navy blue/black)
  • Coal Noir (dark grey)
  • Copper Noir (high-shading rich orange)
  • Jade Noir (dark green)
  • Mercury Noir (red/burgundy)
  • Mulberry Noir (purple)
  • Ocean Noir (royal blue – very Goulet!)
  • Raven Noir (deep black)
  • Rose Noir (deep pink/black)
  • Smoke Noir (lighter grey)

Just like all other Monteverde inks, these Noir inks are lubricated for optimal flow and performance in your fountain pens.

The Monteverde Noir collection is only available in the smaller 30ml glass bottles for $8 each. You can also purchase all ten as a boxed set for $72, or in our individual 2ml samples for $1.25 each. We also put together a package set of all ten ink samples for $11.25.

We’d love to know what you think of the new Monteverde Noir collection! Leave a comment below with which colors you’re most intrigued by, or if you’ve already tried them, let us know what your thoughts are.

Write On,
Rachel Goulet


2017-11-06T14:56:22+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Ink Reviews|17 Comments
  • David L.

    Those are beautiful colors, Rachel! I am definitely trying the Copper, Jade, and Ocean Noir colors. The Jade looks similar to De Atramentis Jane Austen. Is it? I’m certain these will be very popular. Thank you!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      It’s close! Jade is a bit more dark and dim, Jane Austen seems to be a bit brighter and vibrant by a smidge.

      • David L.

        Thank you, Lydia!

  • Just saying: The new format on the blog makes me have to spend time hunting for what used to be RIGHT THERE… so I don’t. Somethings are better left untouched when they work. So the article I wanted to share which would have been on the side in the bar is now a hunting-for-the-right search word. Gave up.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I’m very sorry that the new blog has proved frustrating. Which feature is it you feel is missing? We tried to migrate over all the same features from the old format, they may just be in a different place, so I’d love to help you find that feature again so navigating isn’t so hard! 🙂

      • The right side panel used to be a cascade of maybe 20 items, not hidden and so you didn’t have to search. Now we have to search.

        • Lydia At Goulet Pens

          All of that information is still there 🙂 Some of those links are in the bar at the top of the page and some are under the Archive heading still sorted by month and year. You do have to select the month and year from the drop down rather than clicking on the arrows but all the information is still there in the same sorted fashion. The side bar of the old blog had the most recent posts for the month in that cascade you are referring to, in addition to the links to landing pages, which are listed in the tool bar at the top.

      • And I am assuming Monday Matchup is gone?

        • David L.

          The Monday Matchup is temporarily gone. It will be resumed in December if I recall correctly. Fear not. 🙂

  • Tom Johnson

    Rachel, I think these new Noir inks will be very popular. Bright, vibrant inks have their place and great popularity, but I think subdued colors have their place too. I particularly like Copper Noir and Mercury Noir myself. I predict the Azure, Jade, Mulberry, and Rose Noir inks will have fans too. Gray inks have a following (me included) and the Coal and Smoke Noir inks round out things. I think I’m most intrigued by the Copper Noir, and will be comparing it to some other inks in the swab shop (Autumn Oak, Ancient Copper, et. al.). Thanks for the introduction.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Great points, Tom. These inks are quite pretty and I think your predictions will be spot on.

  • Kathy

    The only one of these that interests me is the Rose Noir. That looks yummy, if ink can look yummy. A beautiful ashes of roses shade. Love it!

    I’ve loved the new Monteverde inks I’ve tries so far!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Great choice, Kathy. I think it would make an interesting and more subdued alternative to Black Swan in Australian Roses.

  • Carla

    Love all of these inks! Finally darker inks…

  • Angel

    I love these dark inks! I look forward to trying the Copper, Jade, and Ocean. 🙂 I like brighter inks, but I find myself switching them out of my pens sooner.

  • Amanda

    Is it weird to have one of your swab photos as one’s desktop background? I guess I am weird! I love all of these except the black and greys.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Nothing weird about that at all! If you love the ink, it seems like the perfect way to look on it fondly 🙂