My ink sample box. It's a little like a hidden object game -- can you find the Pilot Varsity pen that somehow made its way into the box?
Ink-wise I am at the same stage of color maturity that I was when my wife and I were first married. Back then I insisted on dressing almost completely in earth tones, but I assure you it wasn't in order to make a fashion statement, unless the statement was "I am a very boring individual who thinks his head will explode if he tries on a green shirt." Luckily, my colorful wife soon took me in hand and now I am (mostly) comfortable wearing almost any color. In fact, I was wearing yellow shorts just this morning. Outside. In daylight.
But I digress. Suffice it to say that my ink color adventures lag far behind my clothing color choices. So here's my solution. For a week, I am going to try a new random color of ink from my box every day, using the same pen (my trusty Kaigelu M nib pen) and the same paper (Bloc Rhodia No. 16) just for consistency of experience. I will handwrite a mini review of each ink, just for reference. At the end of the week, I expect to have found some new favorite inks, and I will have (hopefully) become more comfortable with using some of the wealth of ink colors available to fountain pen users today.
Let's have fun with ink!