Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm Ink Bottle

Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm Ink

Colorverse Ink Company in collaboration with Pen Chalet has just released its first limited edition ink set, Monsoon Storm with Monument Valley.  Individually numbered from 1 to 300, Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink is a beautiful dark teal, even a teal-black color that has lots of color variation. Other similar dark teal inks are Lamy Petrol Blue ink, which was extremely popular and completely sold out and Robert Oster Velvet Storm.

The idea was discussed conceptually between Pen Chalet and Youngki Baek, the CEO of Colorverse at Paper World in Frankfurt Germany in January 2019. After months of discussion, we decided upon an Arizona theme for the Colorverse collaboration ink. Arizona is a very unique and diverse place in the Southwest region of the United States. It has a very varied climate and geography from the low land Sonoran desert to tundra above the tree line at 12,000 feet on the summit of San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona.

The two ink colors Colorverse and Pen Chalet have created for this limited edition set are Monsoon Storm and Monument Valley. Monsoon Storm reflects the incredible power and beauty of a typical monsoon storm during the late summer in Arizona. On the other hand, Monument Valley reflects the natural wonder located in the Northeastern high desert region of Arizona.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink we used for this review.

Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm Ink Review

Colorverse Pen Cahlet Monsoon Storm Review

During our review of Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink we found the following characteristics that you may find helpful when selecting your next ink color:

Testing Factors

For our review of Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink, we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen has a tip similar to a medium-fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink comes in Colorverse’s larger 65 ml. teardrop shape glass bottle. The complementary Monument Valley color comes in the smaller 15 ml. glass bottle. Each bottle has the unique nub protruding at the bottom. The package contains Colorverse and Pen Chalet swag and stickers. Additionally, an individually numbered placard from 1 to 300 comes with each limited edition set. Once the 300 units are sold this ink will be retired forever.


Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink retails in the USA for $36.00. At this price point, Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink is a higher ranged priced ink. Although it does come with two bottles of ink. A large capacity 65 ml. bottle in addition to a smaller 15 ml. glass bottle of complementary ink. Throw in the fact that the ink is a limited edition numbered ink imported directly from Korea, makes the price more reasonable.

Dry Time

We found a dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds during our review of Monsoon Storm ink. This is a very reasonable dry time and usable as an everyday ink color. Please note that different writing styles, nibs, and paper may produce different results.

Bleed Through

During our entire review of Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink, we found no bleeding at all.


When using Monsoon Storm ink, we found no feathering with normal writing. Even during our water test, we only found a slight amount of additional feathering. This is to be expected for non-waterproof ink.

Water Test

We conducted a water test during our review of Monsoon Storm ink where we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample. The test resulted in significant color smearing, typical for dark non-waterproof ink. The lines, however, remained clear and very legible.


Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink will shade quite beautifully with the right nib and penmanship. Being a very dark ink, the user will have to find the dryer points of the nib to allow for the color variation. This is not a high sheening ink, although the wet points may produce some red sheen.

Conclusions about Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink

Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm ink is a dark teal ink with medium saturation. It has nice shading characteristics with an almost black color to a lighter monsoon sky teal. It comes with a complimentary bottle of orange rust colored ink, Monument Valley. The dry time is very reasonable, making it viable as an everyday ink color. The packaging is top notch as with all Colorverse products and series of inks. Although on the mid to high price, it is reasonable considering you get two bottles of high-quality limited edition imported ink. Buy a Color Happy writing from Korea and Arizona!

Buy the Colorverse Pen Chalet Monsoon Storm/Monument Valley ink set.

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4 years ago

Seems really interesting. Not sure I’m a fan of the break with space theme, nor the limited edition nature of this ink.

4 years ago

Love teal inks, and paired with the orange makes a nice contrast.

Mark Nelson
4 years ago

Can’t beat ColorVerse for some amazing inks.. Thanks for the opportunity.

Patrick E Tinney
4 years ago

I have Lamy Petrol and I have Robert Oster Velvet Storm. I would love to make a comparison.

Beth Fralix
4 years ago

Lovely colour! Thanks for another beautiful giveaway!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

Scott Digello
4 years ago

Beautiful ink.

Randy R
4 years ago

Very interesting colors and “theme.” Love the Arizona desert area and the saguaro. I have a couple Colorverse inks already, love them and would very much appreciate these. Best luck to all who enter — and THANK YOU, Pen Chalet, for the opportunity!

Sara Hagen
4 years ago

My favorite ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji. Colorverse Monsoon Storm could become a favorite too.

John Stein
4 years ago

That’s a beautiful ink! I’d love to see some comparison posts for various similarly colored inks.

Aaron McVicker
4 years ago

I love that color!

Geoffrey Dunn
4 years ago

Dark teal is one of my go-to ink colours. This beauty from Colorverse is wonderful but beyond my budget for ink so winning it would be terrific. Thanks for the chance!

Kelly H
4 years ago

After reading a review at Mountain of Ink I decided to order this set. Looking forward to trying it out. I’m really liking these Colorverse sets. Thanks for the collaboration and the detailed review.

4 years ago

A beautiful color! Thank you for the opportunity!

4 years ago

This is so cool – I have been a huge fan of Colorverse since they first released Season 1, and I haven’t seen a shade of ink quite like this yet in the lineup. Def looking forward to trying this myself!

Sharon A.
4 years ago

I enjoy these dark teal inks. My favorite at the moment is Rohrer & Klinger Verdigris.

Sharon A.
4 years ago

I enjoy these dark teal inks. My current favorite is Rohrer & Klinger Verdigris.

Andrew Mulnix
4 years ago

Wow! I love this ink!

4 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway! I loved Lamy Petrol and can’t wait to give this a whirl!

Daniel T Clague
4 years ago

Really enjoying your thorough and wide spread of ink reviews!

Ged Alangui
4 years ago

My current favorite ink Diamine Ancient Copper

Ken S
4 years ago

Both of these look like great inks to try out. The Monsoon Storm looks like it would go well with the Lamy Safari Petrol.

Margot C
4 years ago

Unpopular, but I’ve been liking my 54th Massachusetts (Noodlers).

Gillian Barr
4 years ago

My favorite ink is anything with edge sheening and good shading, especially if it’s blue or turquoise.

4 years ago

Loving this shade!

4 years ago

I’d love to get more Colorverse reviews – I don’t own any yet!

Jeffrey Coleman
4 years ago

Monsoon Storm is a nice shade of teal! Thanks for the giveaway!

4 years ago

I love teal inks! This one looks good. I don’t need another teal that sheens when there are already quite a few out there lol!

Roy c
4 years ago

Two great colors!

Conor Cook
4 years ago

I am using Monteverde Black Ash with my Diplomat Magnum, and it is wonderful! It dries quite quickly on the page but not on the nib and has a subtly lighter-than-black shade. These reviews make me want to have an array of inks to test at once!

matthew fitzgerald
4 years ago

Looks like a great teal ink