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76 Black Color Quotes Reflecting on Dark Muted Tones (2024)

Black is a respectable color that holds much depth. Many consider black to be the most powerful color. It’s colorless yet contains all the colors at the same time. Below, you'll find our selection of the best black quotes from artists using black in paintings, through black in fashion, and general appreciation of the color.

Black has the power to command attention in whatever scenario it shows up. In color psychology, black represents anything but weakness. It’s elegant, bold, confident, powerful, and sophisticated. Black also gives off a mysterious nature that draws people in.

Read on to explore black quotes shared by people throughout history and where black plays a significant role.

Related: check out our article on what the various colors mean, or for more black, also check out our compilation of the black and white quotes.

Best color black quotes

People's views of the color black vary, depending on factors such as culture, preferences, and experiences. However, a common theme is recognizing color's power and strength. 

Regardless of the various associations with the color, its popularity and widespread acceptance are undisputed. Black is more than just a dark color—it can stand alone and give depth to other colors. For this reason, many people, whether artists or otherwise, appreciate its value. It evokes such strong feelings that sometimes, they can be hard to explain. 

Many people have shared their love for black. All in all, we can collectively agree that the color holds mysterious associations. Here, you’ll find some of the best color black quotes from famous people and black color aficionados.





"Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real." -Amy Grant #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacklove #inspirationalblack #black #blackisbeautiful #blackphotography

"Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real."
- Amy Grant

"Black is beautiful." -Logic #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #inspirationalblack #blackisbeautiful #black #colorblack #blackaesthetic

"Black is beautiful."
- Logic

"If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it." -J. M. W. Turner #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #shadow #blackisbeautiful #blacker #colorblack #blackaesthetic

"If I could find anything blacker than black, I'd use it."
- J. M. W. Turner

"There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it." -Georgia O’Keeffe #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #blackisbeautiful #black #blacker #blackisback #blacklove

"There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it."
- Georgia O’Keeffe

"My favorite color is black." -Johnny Depp #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacker #blackaesthetic #black #blacklove #blackphotography

"My favorite color is black."
- Johnny Depp

"I fell in love with black; it contained all colors. It wasn’t a negation of color…Black is the most aristocratic color of all…You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing." -Louise Nevelson #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #black #blackness #blackisbeautiful #blackphotography #blacker

"I fell in love with black; it contained all colors. It wasn’t a negation of color…Black is the most aristocratic color of all…You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing."
- Louise Nevelson

"Any colour - so long as it's black." -Henry Ford #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #shadow #blackisback #inspirationalblack #blackphotography #blacklove

"Any colour - so long as it's black."
- Henry Ford

"Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette." -Ricardo Tisci #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #blackphotography #blacker #shadow #inspirationalblack #blackness

"Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette."
- Ricardo Tisci

"I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black." -Pierre-Auguste Renoir #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blackaesthetic #blacker #blackisbeautiful #blackness #blackphotography

"I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black."
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"Black is real sensation, even if it is produced by entire absence of light. The sensation of black is distinctly different from the lack of all sensation." -Hermann von Helmhoz #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #blackisbeautiful #sensation #blackness #blacker #blackaesthetic

"Black is real sensation, even if it is produced by entire absence of light. The sensation of black is distinctly different from the lack of all sensation."
- Hermann von Helmhoz

"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy—but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don’t bother you—don’t bother me." -Yohji Yamamoto #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacklove #shadow #blackisbeautiful #blackphotography #colorblack

"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy—but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don’t bother you—don’t bother me."
- Yohji Yamamoto

"I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side." -Bob Marley #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blacklove #blackisback #colorblack #blackisbeautiful #blackphotography

"I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side."
- Bob Marley

Fashion and black quotes

Women who wear black lead colorful lives.

~ Neiman Marcus

It’s almost impossible to discuss fashion statements without mentioning the color black. Black is elegant, luxurious, and mysterious. This respected style staple commands attention because of its mystery and sophistication. 

Although many times in movies, we see the bad guys wearing totally black, this hasn’t stopped people from embracing it. It's also impossible for some people to stop wearing black as it’s a staple color in many wardrobes. If we truly want to understand the impact of black in the fashion and style scene, we can turn to research. 

A study on color preferences revealed that black was the top color of choice for clothing1. Additionally, women primarily chose black. This powerful color has gripped the whole world. No wonder many high-end brands utilize it in their branding.

So, next time you want a little black dress, think about how much of a statement that simple color can make. Do you want to know what some fashion experts and enthusiasts say about black in fashion? Keep reading.

"Black is a great colour when it comes to being safe and classy. It looks great on any body type and can be paired with anything. So when in doubt, go for black." -Karishma Tanna #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blackaesthetic #shadow #blackisbeautiful #blacker #blackness

"Black is a great colour when it comes to being safe and classy. It looks great on any body type and can be paired with anything. So when in doubt, go for black."
- Karishma Tanna

"My Dad was so open creatively that I was off in search of black turtleneck bathing suits with long sleeves." -Moon Unit Zappa #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacklove #blackisback #blackphotography #inspirationalblack #black

"My Dad was so open creatively that I was off in search of black turtleneck bathing suits with long sleeves."
- Moon Unit Zappa

"My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black." -Amber Le Bon #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacklove #inspirationalblack #blackisback #blackisbeautiful #blackness

"My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I'll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I'll be moody and just wear black."
- Amber Le Bon

"I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke." -Yves Saint Laurent #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #inspirationalblack #blackphotography #blackaesthetic #black #blackness

"I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke."
- Yves Saint Laurent

"I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion—against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas." -Johnny Cash #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #colorblack #blackisbeautiful #blackisback #blacker #inspirationalblack

"I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion—against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas."
- Johnny Cash

"I work in three shades of black." -Rei Kawakubo #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #blackaesthetic #blackphotography #shadow #blackisback #colorblack

"I work in three shades of black."
- Rei Kawakubo

"I was wearing black clothes almost from the beginning. I feel comfortable in black. I felt like black looked good onstage, that it was attractive, so I started wearing it all the time." -Johnny Cash #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blackisback #colorblack #blackaesthetic #inspirationalblack #blackphotography

"I was wearing black clothes almost from the beginning. I feel comfortable in black. I felt like black looked good onstage, that it was attractive, so I started wearing it all the time."
- Johnny Cash

"When I find a color darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!" -Coco Chanel #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blackphotography #inspirationalblack #blackisbeautiful #black #blacklove

"When I find a color darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!"
- Coco Chanel

"My favorite thing is a black sweater and skirt, which you can wear all the time by changing the accessories." -Yves Saint Laurent #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacklove #inspirationalblack #blackphotography #blacker #shadow

"My favorite thing is a black sweater and skirt, which you can wear all the time by changing the accessories."
- Yves Saint Laurent

"For many designers, black is their mainstay" -Gareth Pugh #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #blackphotography #blackisbeautiful #colorblack #blackaesthetic #blacker

"For many designers, black is their mainstay"
- Gareth Pugh

"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony." -Coco Chanel #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #shadow #harmony #inspirationalblack #blacker #blacklove

"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony."
- Coco Chanel

"One is never over-or underdressed with a little black dress." -Karl Lagerfeld #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blackisbeautiful #blackaesthetic #inspirationalblack #colorblack #shadow

"One is never over-or underdressed with a little black dress."
- Karl Lagerfeld

"Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace." -Christian Dior #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #blackisbeautiful #blacklove #blackphotography #black #blackness

"Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace."
- Christian Dior

A black dress is to fashion what red roses are to romance.

~ Unknown

Black is a universal taste but an acquired obsession.

~ Unknown

Why do I always wear black? It matches my soul. The night sky doesn't always need shining stars to look beautiful, and a black dress any jewelry. The magic and mystique of black never fails to amaze me. A black dress is to fashion what red roses are to romance. Black, like white, is the best color!

~ Karl Lagerfeld

Black is the hardest color in the world to get right—except for gray…

~ Diana Vreeland

Black for any occasion

If you’re looking to build a timeless wardrobe, black is the perfect color to throw in. Black doesn’t rely on trends and mixes well with practically every color. You can wear black-colored clothing for almost every occasion. You can use this powerful color to make a statement or add neutrals to any outfit. 

Whenever you’re short of time and need to pick something to wear, you can never go wrong with a black outfit, whether throwing on a black dress or black shirt or slipping into your favorite black pants or black jeans. If you think “too much black” is a thing, check out some of these quotes that convince you otherwise.

"When in doubt, always wear black." -Radhika Apte #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #inspirationalblack #blackisbeautiful #blackisback #blackphotography #blackness

"When in doubt, always wear black."
- Radhika Apte

"You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion." -Christian Dior #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacklove #colorblack #blackaesthetic #blackisbeautiful #black

"You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion."
- Christian Dior

"A typical native New Yorker, I'm prone to wearing the city's unofficial sartorial color: black." -Amanda Hearst #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #black #sartorial #blacklove #blackness #blackaesthetic

"A typical native New Yorker, I'm prone to wearing the city's unofficial sartorial color: black."
- Amanda Hearst

"I love all black clothing. I think it's timeless and beautiful" -Alex Elle #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #shadow #blacklove #blackisbeautiful #colorblack #blackness

"I love all black clothing. I think it's timeless and beautiful"
- Alex Elle

"I just have more Yves Saint Laurent in my closet, but it is pretty much the same - I just wear black almost 365 days of the year. I am married to it." -G-Eazy #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #black #blackphotography #blacklove #blackisbeautiful #blacker

"I just have more Yves Saint Laurent in my closet, but it is pretty much the same - I just wear black almost 365 days of the year. I am married to it."
- G-Eazy

"One thing to avoid is trendy stuff, though - you gotta go timeless. Even if you want a little luxury in your life and you want to splurge on a Gucci bag, pick a great black one you can wear all the time." -NeNe Leakes #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #colorblack #blackphotography #blackisbeautiful #blackness #blackaesthetic

"One thing to avoid is trendy stuff, though - you gotta go timeless. Even if you want a little luxury in your life and you want to splurge on a Gucci bag, pick a great black one you can wear all the time."
- NeNe Leakes

"I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color." -Wednesday Addams #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blackaesthetic #blackisback #blackness #blackphotography #blacklove

"I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color."
- Wednesday Addams

Black quotes about nature and animals

When we think about nature, black is probably a color that’s far from our minds. Most often, we think of bright colors like green and yellow or, in some instances, neutrals like brown. However, black also exists in nature, making a bold statement instantly. It's always such a sight, whether it’s black in the soil or on animals. 

Black is beautiful; however, it can also represent a dark side in some cultures. If you’ve ever seen a black cat, you know how daring the color makes it. Also, people tend to marvel at the black sand beaches in areas like Hawaii and Iceland. Let’s explore some black quotes on animals and nature.

"The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet." -William Butler Yeats #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blackaesthetic #inspirationalblack #blackness #blackphotography #colorblack

"The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet."
- William Butler Yeats

"After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm." -Ernest Lehman #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #black #shadow #blacklove #colorblack #blackisbeautiful

"After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm."
- Ernest Lehman

"Black beauty - he's a dark horse." -Tim Vine #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #black #inspirationalblack #blackness #blacklove #blackisbeautiful

"Black beauty - he's a dark horse."
- Tim Vine

"It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests." -H. P. Lovecraft #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #blackaesthetic #blacker #blackisback #black #blackisbeautiful

"It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests."
- H. P. Lovecraft

"In Portugal, seeing a black cat is a bad sign; it's bad luck. But they tell me if it crosses from left to right, it's good luck. But I don't like black cats!" -Nuno Espirito Santo #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #colorblack #cat #blackisbeautiful #blackness #shadow

"In Portugal, seeing a black cat is a bad sign; it's bad luck. But they tell me if it crosses from left to right, it's good luck. But I don't like black cats!"
- Nuno Espirito Santo

"The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil." -Anne Lamott #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #shadow #earth #blackaesthetic #poppy #blackisback

"The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil."
- Anne Lamott

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere." -Groucho Marx #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #blackaesthetic #animal #colorblack #cat #blackisback

"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
- Groucho Marx

"The black of the ocean waves was the color of the sorrow in my breast, a sorrow that was never far away and always visible." -Barbara T. Cerny #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #colorblack #ocean #blacker #sorrow #shadow

"The black of the ocean waves was the color of the sorrow in my breast, a sorrow that was never far away and always visible."
- Barbara T. Cerny

The night sky is a dignified black princess freckled with the stars. Get lost in her beauty to find it in your darkness.

~ Curtis Tyrone Jones

Quotes about black space and a feeling of emptiness

Black can convey feelings of expansion and emptiness at the same time. As Morticia Addams said, "Black is such a happy color, darling." Here are some quotes exploring black space through science’s lens.

"There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce." -Carl Sagan #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #inspirationalblack #sensation #blackaesthetic #infinity #blackness

"There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce."
- Carl Sagan

"I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science." -Stephen Hawking #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blacker #science #blackisbeautiful #shadow #blacklove

"I used to think information was destroyed in black hole. This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science."
- Stephen Hawking

"I like black because it is a vacant space." -Lady Gaga #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blackisbeautiful #vacant #blackaesthetic #colorblack #blackisback

"I like black because it is a vacant space."
- Lady Gaga

"Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into?" -Neil deGrasse Tyson #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #shadow #future #blackphotography #blackisback #black

"Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and you will emerge into another space-time created by the singularity of the black hole you just fell into?"
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

"The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination." -H. P. Lovecraft #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #black #blackaesthetic #blackisbeautiful #inspirationalblack #blacker

"The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination."
- H. P. Lovecraft

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

~ Robert Frank

Color black quotes and black color captions about life and our feelings

Black can evoke states of sobriety and silence. Sometimes, when you feel hidden, you can associate that feeling with the color black. Even when taking lessons from nature, people often talk about finding the light in the dark. This usually refers to coming out of a dark, black place to a lighter one. This is similar to observing how the moon’s light shines even in the darkness. 

Black is a color that evokes many emotions—it can be silent yet loud. This section explores black quotes that speak to our feelings and life in general.

"Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It's a black wall. It's a thief." -Dave Grohl #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blacker #artist #colorblack #black #inspirationalblack

"Guilt is cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It's a black wall. It's a thief."
- Dave Grohl

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far." -H. P. Lovecraft #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacker #infinity #shadow #blackness #blackisbeautiful

"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far."
- H. P. Lovecraft

"Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray." -Jean Paul #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #blackness #shadow #blackphotography #inspirationalblack #colorblack

"Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray."
- Jean Paul

"And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I'm a beautiful, black butterfly." -Tracy Morgan #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #blacker #blackaesthetic #blacklove #blackphotography #shadow

"And when I was angry, when I was younger, I was in a cocoon. Now I'm a beautiful, black butterfly."
- Tracy Morgan

"Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate." -Vince Lombardi #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #shadow #blacker #blackaesthetic #blackisbeautiful #black

"Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate."
- Vince Lombardi

"I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied." -Jeff Buckley #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacker #ribbons #blackness #coal #blacklove

"I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied."
- Jeff Buckley

"I think in black." -Gareth Pugh #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #shadow #blackisback #black #blacklove #blackphotography

"I think in black."
- Gareth Pugh

"All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence" -Sylvia Plath #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #blacker #shadow #colorblack #blacklove #black

"All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence"
- Sylvia Plath

"I was pretty much a minimalist. I liked a lot of black at the time, which is very different from my wardrobe now, because I live in color. " -Roopal Patel #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blackisbeautiful #blackness #blackaesthetic #blacklove #blacker

"I was pretty much a minimalist. I liked a lot of black at the time, which is very different from my wardrobe now, because I live in color. "
- Roopal Patel

Black consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.

~ Steven Biko

Black is a color of power and strength, and to see all those players, with the captains linking their arms in front – it’s a powerful picture.

~ Hayden Fry

Black quotes from literature and the arts

If you love black and its relation to the arts, you should explore some of these quotes. Here, you’ll find quotes that reveal black’s presence in literature and the arts.

"Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere." -Bram Stoker #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacklove #blacker #blackisback #blackaesthetic #inspirationalblack

"Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere."
- Bram Stoker

"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music." -Nina Simone #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #colorblack #blacklove #blacker #inspirationalblack #blackisback

"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music."
- Nina Simone

"Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper." -Gunter Grass #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blackisbeautiful #blacker #black #inspirationalblack #shadow

"Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper."
- Gunter Grass

"Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is." -Mae West #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blackness #inspirationalblack #blackisback #shadow #black

"Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is."
- Mae West

"I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I'm basically a drip." -Henry Rollins #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #black #shadow #blackisbeautiful #blackisback #blackphotography

"I like boring black and white films with subtitles. I'm basically a drip."
- Henry Rollins

"I started as a black and white photographer, but the colors I was seeing were just so lurid and compelling and awful at the same time. They got me looking at other contemporary art. I was gravitating more and more toward work that had visceral power, that wasn't necessarily about being beautiful but had some kind of horror in the palette." -David Maisel #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #colorblack #blackisbeautiful #black #blackness #shadow

"I started as a black and white photographer, but the colors I was seeing were just so lurid and compelling and awful at the same time. They got me looking at other contemporary art. I was gravitating more and more toward work that had visceral power, that wasn't necessarily about being beautiful but had some kind of horror in the palette."
- David Maisel

"Celluloid will be the next decade's black and white." -Danny Boyle #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #shadow #blackness #black #blackisbeautiful #blackaesthetic

"Celluloid will be the next decade's black and white."
- Danny Boyle

"I fell in love with black; it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color… Black is the most aristocratic color of all… You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing." -Louise Nevelson #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #blacklove #blacker #blackisbeautiful #blackaesthetic #blackphotography

"I fell in love with black; it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color… Black is the most aristocratic color of all… You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing."
- Louise Nevelson

"Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not." -Ann Demeulemeester #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #inspirationalblack #poetic #colorblack #blacklove #blackness

"Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not."
- Ann Demeulemeester

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish." -Marcel Marceau #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #blackaesthetic #blacklove #inspirationalblack #black #blackisbeautiful

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish."
- Marcel Marceau

"The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket." -Stephen King #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #colorblack #blackaesthetic #blackphotography #blacklove #inspirationalblack

"The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket."
- Stephen King

"Black is like a broken vessel, which is deprived of the capacity to contain anything." -Leonardo da Vinci #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #black #blackness #blacklove #shadow #inspirationalblack

"Black is like a broken vessel, which is deprived of the capacity to contain anything."
- Leonardo da Vinci

There is an undeniable virtue to a true black; allowing the brain to be mesmerized and pulling the pupils deep into that unfound but sensed abyss.

~ Jamie Lavin

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Bakker, I., van der Voordt, T., Vink, P., de Boon, J., & Bazley, C. (2015). Color preferences for different topics in connection to personal characteristics. Color Research & Application, 40(1), 62-71.

Jen’s a passionate environmentalist and sustainability expert. With a science degree from Babcock University Jen loves applying her research skills to craft editorial that connects with our global changemaker and readership audiences centered around topics including zero waste, sustainability, climate change, and biodiversity.

Elsewhere Jen’s interests include the role that future technology and data have in helping us solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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