The 2018 Colour of the Year, Olivine, hit the stores in at the end of March. It is a beautiful green with an olive tone. Gives the green a has a beautiful soft tone yet a strong bold colour.
A beautiful dark true brown was issued in 2017 - Smoky Quartz.
The 2016 colour, Aquamarine, is a green with a hint of blue.
Amethyst is a ink in a beautiful purple tone. It is often described as a medium purple in terms of its colour depth. The wider the nib, the more the pen gives shading of various tones of purple.
The 2014 colour is a red with a touch of what I would consider coral.
The 2013 colour is a gold tone ink. Some of the user comments I have seen note that is can be considered rther light. The ink has good shading with a broad or stub nib.
The n ame Edelstein means precious stones, and the ink of the year reflect the colours of gem stones. Here is a colour that is described as a bold pink.
This ink was issued in 2011, but did not carry the tag, Ink of the Year. I remember talking to staff at Pelikan when this ink was issues, and they were very excited about the colour. I have used it and find it to be a solid green