And what does it say about us?!
Here at Bureau we spend a lot of time choosing colours for our products, everything from notebooks, bags, pens and of course inks. Everyone here has their favourite, usually reflected in their clothes, but also in their ink choice. But what does your colour choice say about you?
We decided to investigate with a thoroughly non-scientific piece of research and found that even the most sceptical (that would be me) found something to cling on to. Some of it was spookily accurate so check out our findings and see what you make of it all.
Lovers of black typically have a secretive, hidden nature and an air of mystery. It can be sophisticated and elegant with artistic and intuitive leanings but can hide vulnerabilities, creating a barrier between you and the outside world.
I feel black has a bit of a bad rap here but I do like pink too so maybe I have tempered my dark side a little. My current ink choice is Diamine Moon Dust, a sort of black/grey with silver particles.
Those who love red are pioneering, ambitious and strong-willed. They tend to be optimistic, confident and competitive with great determination and drive. They are also risk-takers and crave attention.
I chose red before reading the description of it and so I am having to retro-fit that description around myself. Pioneering? Well… maybe. Ambitious? OK. Strong willed? Is that the same as stubborn? Whatever, red it is. Occasionally in what I wear, sometimes in my pen (Robert Oster Fire Engine Red is there right now and it’s a stunner), and always in my choice of football team (Arsenal, since you ask).
If you love green you will be down to earth, practical, calm, loyal and frank. Good in a crisis and quick to learn, your reputation is important to you and you like to belong to social groups.
I have hundreds of pens and more inks than Bureau so my current ink is hard to define. One of my all time favourites is Herbin Vert Olive though and I am just about to put Diamine Golden Oasis in a pen.
I find green very calming and my current choice is Herbin’s Lierre Sauvage which reminds me of the peace and tranquillity of forests.
If blue is your go-to colour then you are likely to be conservative, reliable and trustworthy. You think before you act and you are genuine and sincere, taking your responsibilities very seriously.
In all honesty I don’t write much, I’m a computer guy, I type it up and print it off. If I do write though, I use blue, always have. Current ink choice is Lamy Blue.
Purple indicates a sensitive, compassionate and understanding nature, sensitive to hurtful comments, dignified, creative and perhaps a bit unconventional. You are a perfectionist and a good humanitarian.
I have Diamine Purple Pazzazz in my TWSBI Eco and I write with it daily here at Bureau and at uni. My notes are definitely unconventional and hard to follow but purple makes them magnificent.
You are happy, fun to be with, creative, analytical and independent. Though methodical in your thinking you can still be impulsive and are prone to snap decisions. Yellow lovers tend to prefer small groups of close friends rather than big social groups.
I’m using a brown ink at the moment but accenting it with a yellow felt pen to give my diary a bit of colour. Current ink choice: Herbin Caroube de Chypre.
Unsurprisingly, pink is strongly connected with the feminine side of our nature, in both women and men. A love of pink is associated with a warm, kind and generous nature. The maternal instinct is strong and care of others is paramount.
I love pink and as a passionate animal lover I have to agree with this. My current ink is Diamine Hope Pink.
If you have chosen orange then you are probably warm and optimistic as well as friendly and good natured. Likely to be a bit flamboyant, you are often the life and soul of the party and need people around you.
If grey is your choice then you are likely to be unemotional, neutral and impartial. Other traits include practicality and calmness and you are likely to want to keep the peace. Your cool nature can come across as indifference though and you are no attention seeker.
I have a lot of pens with different inks including grey but at the moment I am using an orange – Diamine Ancient Copper though I am definitely not flamboyant!
If it’s brown then you are likely to be steady, reliable and approachable. You are hardworking with a dry sense of humour and people like to confide in you. You make a great friend and family is very important to you.
Again, no one claimed brown as a favourite so we simply don’t know if it is spot on or not. If you are a brown lover though we still have the very amazing Herbin Caroube de Chypre – brown with flecks of gold. So pretty.
This indicates someone who is neat and immaculate in appearance and presentation. Well balanced, positive and careful, the white fan has good self-control, high standards and is very discreet.
And no takers for white though it is quite hard to write in so probably just as well. If you want to then we do offer the Herbin white ink but you must never ever put it in a fountain pen! Dipping pens only please.