I have been in to orange pens lately and this one is stunning. It is an orange with yellow specks in it to give it a nice finish. This is my first Scala and I enjoy the size, grip, weight and look of the pen. It came with a gold nib and I would have been just as happy with a steel nib. The orange ink that came with it was a little light for this fine nib. I switched to a darker orange and it works great.