For centuries the color black was used in the past as a symbol for various reasons. There are some scientists that have said that black isn’t a color. As an example, when walking into a dark photographic room with no light, it is in fact “black” because there are no photons of light. While this might true, there are others that will prove to you that black is in fact a color. This may seem confusing but here is an explanation:
“Combine all three primary colors (red yellow and blue) using a liquid paint or you even food coloring. You won’t get a jet black, but the point will be clear. The history of black pigments includes charcoal, iron metals, and other chemicals as the source of black paints.” – Reference
Because we cannot pinpoint what it is that makes black so interesting makes it an intriguing topic of discussion. What we do know is that the color (or object) black has a myriad of meanings and interpretations. In fact it’s usages varied from signs of mourning to that of luxury, exclusivity, and mystery. According to ColorPsychology.org black is a color that needs to be used with extreme caution as it’s positive aspects often are closely linked to it’s negative aspects. Black suggests power, elegance and style, but also intimidation, aloofness and limited emotion. It is a color often linked with the idea of evil. Black is related to mystery and concealment. It is also a serious color traditionally used to show one’s grief.
The information provided above is that of an opinion. We do not agree with everything, but it’s important to be impartial and to understand the psychological understanding of how professionals perceive the color (or non). Our opinion of the color is relatively equidistant to that of the scientific facts that detail its meaning. Although we prefer to take a more positive, and optimistic approach to our intrigue. So we decided to create our own list of adjectives that we feel describe the color in it’s best “light” (get it?). If you want to get the real “dictionary description” of these words feel free to click on any of them, and you will be sent to their respective explanations.
Black is a fascinating color that keeps us as interested as the first time we laid eyes on it. The first known usage of the word extends back to the 1600’s. Though today the word has lost, relatively speaking, the strength of its original usage, nonetheless it’s a beautiful word that best describes being hypnotized, or mesmerized.
The statement that black is an illustrious color is an oxymoron within itself. Although the word means to shine brightly, it also means to be clearly evident. Illustrious is brilliance through achievement, dignity and action. The main components of achievement are talent and effort, which are the essential traits of leaders with grit that have carried out the greatest feats known to man. Think of Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, and so forth.
Most of us are afraid of what we don’t understand, yet being mysterious is an act that stirs, and draws us in. Mystery is wonderful, exciting, and intriguing like that of astrology and greek mythology. Stoking interest without giving away too much information can be used to your advantage. When it comes to friendships, and relationships, sometimes its better not to show all of your cards too early. Our opinion, “Say yes to the black dress”.
Sophistication is a fine experience that is intellectually appealing, simple, and knowledgable. Being well versed, cultured or traveled is an easy way to open conversation with someone you don’t know. Sophisticated women, and men wear black more for the way it makes them feel, and not how other people perceive them. Black is a slimming color that hides, yet tells so much as the same time, which is something only few understand.
If you haven’t realized this by now, we love the color black. All 50 shades of it!!
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