I’m Bogdan and my favourite color is black. Read the facts I’ve found and you will understand why I like this color.
According to scientists and researchers, black is absence of color and white is a mixture of all colors.
To the contrary, artists and painters believe that white is absence of color and black is actually a color! This is confusing isn’t it?
What does black color symbolize?
Black isn’t a primary, secondary, or tertiary color. In fact, black isn’t on the artist’s color wheel and usually isn’t considered a color at all. Instead, black appears when you bring ANY color to it’s darkest value.
There is much mystery connected to the color black, black hides things and absorbs other colors. It can also be a very effective color for making other colors stand out.
Black symbolizes the combination of all colors of the universe. From black, all colors originate and spring up to create the lively rainbow.
Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the color black:
ebony, jet, ink, lampblack, coal, soot, charcoal, raven, midnight, obsidian, onyx, sable.
What is the color black associated with?
The color black is associated with sophistication and power…tuxedos, limousines, judge’s robes, and priests’ attire are all typically black.
The color black is often associated with wealth, intelligence, seriousness, negativity, evil, the unknown, formality, death and power.
Black is also associated with style. Black suits are often worn by business men and women, a black suit implies seriousness and professionalism. Black is a very versatile color that is very suitable for many situations, such as in business, weddings and in our social and personal life.
Black radiates elegance and power. People perceive black as the highest in class and status. History tells us that black has been a choice of the elites. The famous black gowns were emulated from the priests who first wore them in 12th as an outer covering.
Black often looks good and professional to wear so it probably means that they take a great deal of pride in their appearance.
Black is a very common color for cars.
When it comes to clothing, the color black is used equally by both males and females, and often for formal occasions—the timeless “little black dress” for women, and the traditional black tuxedo for men.
On the other hand, “gothic” or “goth” styles of clothing primarily uses the color black because of its association with death.
Interesting facts about the color black
Beyond fashion, black is sometimes worn as a symbol of authority, like with court judges and their long black robes. Referees of many sports wear black as well, or a combination of black and white or black and yellow.
Black is a symbol of superiority which is why it is the leading color of plenty of upmarket products.
Having a black belt in almost any martial art shows expertise at a high level, if not the very highest level possible. The Black Belt is the beginning of true achievement, understanding and wisdom, and blending the mind and the body into one, into a unity within oneself and with the universe.
Black holes are stars which are very dense and hence do not allow light (and hence colour) to escape.
A black cat crossing one’s path is considered bad luck in many cultures, except in England, where spotting a black cat is considered good luck.
Black implies weight — people will think a black box weighs more than a white one.
Musicians in an orchestra pit often wear all black during live concerts, so as not to draw attention away from the stage performers.
In Chinese culture, colors corresponded with the five primary elements, the directions, and the four seasons. Black was associated with water, north, and winter.
In Aztec culture, black represented war because black obsidian glass was used as the cutting edge of battle swords. It was also the symbol of religion; priests wore no other color but black.
In the west, black is the color of mourning but the custom of wearing unadorned black clothing for mourning dates back at least to the Roman Empire, when the Toga pulla made of dark-colored wool was worn during periods of mourning.
In rural areas of Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece widows will wear black for the rest of their lives. \
In England, taxi cabs are traditionally black.
In China, black is a traditional clothing color for boys.
One of the world’s most valuable brands, Channel uses black color in its logo to signify its prestige.
Simple and chic, the unique logo of Yves Saint Laurent matches the reputation of this brand, while the black color enriches its sophistication.
The international face of fashion industry, the black color in logo of Armani Exchange blends exquisitely with the white typeface. The black color in its design gives an aura of exclusivity of this brand.
Black eye color is one of the most rare eye color in the world.
Onyx is the traditional black gemstone and has been used since ancient times in jewelry and as a healing stone. Although onyx used to be highly valuable in the past, today it is inexpensive and considered a minor gemstone.
Black pearls are very rare in nature and require very specific conditions to be formed. As a result, these are among the most expensive types of pearls.
Your personality if black is your favorite color
- You are a serious person, you may struggle to let yourself go and enjoy yourself.
- You are a very independent person, you like to do things for yourself and rarely ask others for help.
- Due to your serious nature you often seem intimidating to some people.
- You are not in touch with your emotions, your mind naturally suppresses your feelings and desires.
- You have a rebellious nature, you dislike authority and being told what to do.
- You like to feel strong and powerful.
- You like to keep things to yourself, privacy is important to you and you like to keep a certain amount of mystery about yourself.
- You don’t easily get close to people, you put up walls and barriers to protect yourself.
Popular phrases that include the color black
creating comedy out of a tragic event or situation
coffee without milk
the highest awarded belt in the martial arts, an expert level in martial arts
voting against someone in a secret manner to prevent them from becoming a member of a club
to demand payment or action by means of a threat
a bad character in an otherwise respectable group
a bad day; often used before the name of a paticular day to symbolize a tragic event, such as black Tuesday or black Friday.
a formal event or dress code
no light or no visibility
an evil person
to bring things out in the open
In the black
having money or profiting and doing well in business
a piece of equipment or apparatus usually used in airplanes
damage to an eye, including bruising and discoloration, or damage to one’s reputation
Men in black
a list of people or organizations to boycott, avoid, or punish
a bad guy or a scoundrel
a loss of electricity, loss of visibility, turning out the lights, loss of consciousness, or the act of erasing or deleting something
the illegal trade of goods or money