Your ego creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self confidence. You are most concerned with power and control, hanging onto information and things rather than giving out to others. You are very strong, contained and sophisticated, although at times you can also be perceived as aloof, withholding and pessimistic.
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.