Review by Laura Cameron
I’m not gonna lie…last year I fell in love with purple and it still hasn’t stopped. BUT it is 2019 so I thought I should give coral a chance.
I’ve started my 2019 coral journey with Diamine Coral (30ml for $7.50). And while I’m aware coral is an orangey-pink I was not prepared for the BRIGHT punch that Diamine Coral packs.
Diamine Coral is unapologetically orange, bright and beautiful.
I immediately thought of Diamine Flamingo, and when I looked I found out they’re pretty close in terms of intensity, but Flamingo has an added pink to it. Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki is probably the closest I have in my collection and it’s pretty darn close.
The only sheen I find is in incredibly saturated applications like ink splotches, where it shines almost greenish-gold at the edges. Otherwise you get a bit of shading, and lovely intense coral orange.
As with other Diamine inks, Coral performs well, flowing smoothy through my Sailor and drying fairly quickly. I think purple still has my heart, but I’m going to endeavor to incorporate Coral into my 2019!
- Papers: Maruman Mnemosyne N182A Inspiration Notebook A5 ($10.50) and Crossfield Journal ($24.00)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: Diamine Coral (30ml for $7.50)
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