In Western culture, black is often a representation of death; it is a colour of mourning, worn to funerals to commemorate and universalise loss. This means that, in some contexts, black within design can represent sadness or respect. In Far Eastern cultures, such as in the customs of China, black is a colour of stability and perseverance, representing the son that will continue a family's bloodline. In Middle Eastern culture, black is even seen as a colour that represents rebirth.

In Western culture, black is often a representation of death; it is a colour of mourning, worn to funerals to commemorate and universalise loss. This means that, in some contexts, black within design can represent sadness or respect. In Far Eastern cultures, such as in the customs of China, black is a colour of stability and perseverance, representing the son that will continue a family's bloodline. In Middle Eastern culture, black is even seen as a colour that represents rebirth.

Black furniture with walls that are blue with a green tint. This is my favorite color ever. Beach Glass, 1564 by Benjamin Moore. It also looks great with Revere Pewter (HC-172).

Black furniture with walls that are blue with a green tint. This is my favorite color ever. Beach Glass, 1564 by Benjamin Moore. It also looks great with Revere Pewter (HC-172).

Vik is Iceland’s southernmost village and faces the open Atlantic Ocean, framed by a long black volcanic sand beach.  Less than 300 people live in Vik, but it is the biggest settlement for some 70km (43 mi). Click through to read why Vik Iceland is a MUST See!

Vik is Iceland’s southernmost village and faces the open Atlantic Ocean, framed by a long black volcanic sand beach. Less than 300 people live in Vik, but it is the biggest settlement for some 70km (43 mi). Click through to read why Vik Iceland is a MUST See!

Students learned to use acrylic colours, mixing them to get colour gradations. Then they painted a black silhouette on the colorful background. The effect is very bright!

Students learned to use acrylic colours, mixing them to get colour gradations. Then they painted a black silhouette on the colorful background. The effect is very bright!

This Pantone blue is a blue black that will be very in during 2015 and 2016

This Pantone blue is a blue black that will be very in during 2015 and 2016

The Black Wolf is a melanistic colour variant of the grey wolf (Canis lupus).  Genetic research has shown that wolves with black pelts owe their distinctive coloration to a mutation which occurred in domestic dogs, and was carried to wolves through wolf-dog hybridisation.

The Black Wolf is a melanistic colour variant of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Genetic research has shown that wolves with black pelts owe their distinctive coloration to a mutation which occurred in domestic dogs, and was carried to wolves through wolf-dog hybridisation.

The Fresian , It's elegant features can not be mistaken for any other breed. Main colour is black, long wavy mane and tail, Feathering on all four legs as well. Just a stunner.

The Fresian , It's elegant features can not be mistaken for any other breed. Main colour is black, long wavy mane and tail, Feathering on all four legs as well. Just a stunner.

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