Green is my favourite colour, and I almost always choose pens in different shades of green over those in other colours. Here is a quick round-up of the green pens currently in my collection:
Of these, all three of the Uni-ball Signo DX pens would be among my favourites. The lime green is my favourite shade of bright yellowy green (although it looks duller in the photo), and the green black - although it hardly looks green at all in comparison with the lighter shades - works well when you want a basic colour that doesn't call attention to itself, yet is still a bit different from the usual blue or black. The emerald green was the most surprising to me; I usually don't like bluer greens as much as yellow-greens, but something about that colour combined with the 0.28mm line width (the others are 0.38mm) was just right. The green Pilot FriXion Point, Pentel Slicci, and Dong-A Miffy gel pens are also favourites, although these greens are more standard shades.
Sadly, two of my favourites are no longer available. The Pilot Petit1 Mini Fountain Pen is no longer available in dark green (and mine is very nearly out of ink), and the olive green Pilot Hi-Tec-C has also been discontinued. I'm especially disappointed with the Hi-Tec-C, since I don't have any other pens in a similar colour, other than the olive green Staedtler Triplus Fineliner - but I prefer to use those pens for sketching more than for writing, and the Fineliner is not nearly as fine as the Hi-Tec-C.
My least favourite would be the French green Staedtler Triplus Fineliner, which is simply too light for me to use for writing or even for doodling. The Uni-ball Vision is another pen I don't care for. It's a blue-tinged green, the ink bleeds and feathers too much, and the pen itself is too scratchy. The yellow-green Uni Mitsubishi Pure Color-F Double-Sided Sign Pen was also a slight disappointment; although I love the pen itself, the yellow-green colour is simply too light for me. All three Gelly Rolls are okay, but are not pens that I would actually write with regularly; the Gold Shadow is too inky and the Moonlight too bright.
I have a hard time deciding between the two green highlighters. The Platinum Preppy highlighter is more of a true green, while the Staedtler Textsurfer Classic is a yellower green. I like them both!
What pen colours do you collect? Have you found the perfect green? Do you have any pen or ink recommendations for me?
(And, just for fun, you can check out my green pen comparison from 2009 and marvel at how my collection has grown. Also see The Well-Appointed Desk's green pen comparisons from 2012 and 2013.)