Black • The Color Series

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

Black is elegant, classic and strong. Black is mysterious and powerful and sophisticated.
Black added to any other color makes that color stronger, more powerful, gives it power and creates an illusion of depth, solidity, substance and even subtlety.

In previous centuries black was the color of mourning, it was thought of as gloomy and weighty — not happy, and not fun. Then in the early 20th century black was adopted by bohemians and then beatniks, and still later by bikers and punks — those who chose to reject the societal norms and strike out on their own paths.

Today black is about ease and simple sophistication, and black is always about the mystery and magic of the impenetrably dark night.

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