Meaning of Black
Color Symbolism

Paying attention to the meaning of black will set the theme or mood to your beading designs. Discover how the color black can help add a certain expression of feelings and emotions to your jewelry piece.

Black – The Root of Being

Black Symbolizes: Grounding, Protection, Power, Elegance

Verb: I am

Black Energy:
Black is cloaked in mystery. We hunger to know its secrets, yet we fear what may be revealed. As human beings, we yearn to unravel life’s secrets even as we fear the unknown. This desire/ fear response is the essential enigma of darkness. We are simultaneously drawn to and afraid of the mysteries within black.

Black is a powerful, bold and dramatic presence: heavy, dominating, and pervasive.

Symbolizes confidence, self-control and resilience. Black denotes strength and authority.

It is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes). A black suit or that "must have little black dress" can make you look thinner and sophisticated.

Meaning of black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming.

It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility. Black is a color often shrouded in confusion. Many individuals shy away from Black or using Black, especially when using Color Therapy. Black is actually a protective color. It can be used to calm and ground extremely sensitive people. It activates the feminine or magnetic energies of the body, strengthening them.

Black is not a color, strictly speaking. It is the absence of all color. When people speak of opposites, it is usually in terms of black and white. Black, and its opposite white represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. While white reveals, black conceals.

Black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange – other very powerful colors – black gives a very aggressive color scheme.

Keywords for Meaning of Black:
elegance, formal, dramatic, sophistication, bold, confidence, strength, power, protection, mysterious, authority, classy, committed, serious, depth, wealth, absence of color, grounding, style, classic, polished, secrecy, seriousness, underground, hiding, aggressive, survival, self-control.

Black Words:
These words are synonymous with black or represent various shades of the color black: ebony, jet, ink, lampblack, coal, soot, charcoal, raven, midnight, obsidian, onyx, sable.

Using Black with Other Colors:
Be careful using black with very dark colors. It can work, but if the colors are too similar they blend together. Black works well with bright, jewel-toned shades of red, blue, and green. Black is the ultimate dark color and makes lighter colors such as yellow really pop out. Black and gray is a conservative combo as is medium or light blue and black. Black combined with pink gives your design a feeling of strength yet feminine.

Black Gemstones:
Black Obsidian, Black Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Black Jasper, Black Diamond, Chinese Writing Stone, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Sapphire, Rainbow Obsidian, Meteroite, Tektite, Lava Stone, Lava Rock, Black Agate.

Black in Feng Shui:
Seriousness and justice, deep waters, the darkness of winter. Not usually considered lucky, but when used in balance with other colors it can absorb negative chi. Black or dark blue are best for the Career & Life Path area of your home.

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