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Pigment is a type of ingredient primarily used by the Inscription profession to produce inks. Using the Ability miling [Milling] subskill on five of any of the herbs listed will to create 2-4 common pigments. Occasionally, milling may also additionally produce 1-3 uncommon pigments (almost always 1), although these are found less frequently.

Types of pigments
Pigment Herbs
Inv inscription pigment white [Alabaster Pigment] Inv misc flower 02 [Peacebloom], Inv misc herb 10 [Silverleaf], Inv misc herb 07 [Earthroot]
Inv inscription pigment silver [Dusky Pigment], Inv inscription pigment verdant [Verdant Pigment] Inv misc root 01 [Briarthorn], Inv misc herb 04 [Swiftthistle], Inv misc herb 01 [Bruiseweed], Inv misc herb 11 [Stranglekelp], Inv jewelry talisman 03 [Mageroyal]
Inv inscription pigment golden [Golden Pigment], Inv inscription pigment burnt [Burnt Pigment] Inv misc flower 01 [Wild Steelbloom], Inv misc dust 02 [Grave Moss], Inv misc herb 03 [Kingsblood], Inv misc root 02 [Liferoot]
Inv inscription pigment emerald [Emerald Pigment], Inv inscription pigment indigo [Indigo Pigment] Inv misc herb 12 [Fadeleaf], Inv misc herb 15 [Goldthorn], Inv misc herb 08 [Khadgar's Whisker], Inv misc herb dragonsteeth [Dragon's Teeth]
Inv inscription pigment violet [Violet Pigment], Inv inscription pigment ruby [Ruby Pigment] Inv misc herb 19 [Firebloom], Inv misc herb 17 [Purple Lotus], Inv misc herb 13 [Arthas' Tears], Inv misc herb 18 [Sungrass], Inv misc herb 14 [Blindweed], Inv mushroom 08 [Ghost Mushroom], Inv misc herb 16 [Gromsblood]
Inv inscription pigment silvery [Silvery Pigment], Inv inscription pigment sapphire [Sapphire Pigment] Inv misc herb sansamroot [Golden Sansam], Inv misc herb dreamfoil [Dreamfoil], Inv misc herb mountainsilversage [Mountain Silversage], Inv misc herb plaguebloom [Sorrowmoss], Inv misc herb icecap [Icecap]
Inv inscription pigment nether [Nether Pigment], Inv inscription pigment ebon [Ebon Pigment] (from milling Outland herbs)
Inv inscription pigment azure [Azure Pigment], Inv inscription pigment icy [Icy Pigment] (from milling Northrend herbs)
Inv misc ashenpigment [Ashen Pigment], Inv misc embers [Burning Embers] (from milling herbs added in Cataclysm)

See: Inscription ingredients for a list of inks made with these pigments.