My favourites are turquoise ink and purple ink. Black ink and blue ink are OK for every day, but to get away from the mundane sometimes is good, like for birthdays and other special occasions. When I was growing up, ink colour had particular and well-known associations eg black was used for sympathy cards or to write letters of condolence, blue was the ‘accepted’ colour for correspondence, green denoted envy or jealousy, red denoted anger. Few wrote in green or red in those days unless … Now we have myriad colours available. We’ve moved on from the ubiquitous blue Quink.
Polly Robinson © 2013