Black is the darkest color of all. Black is associated with many things including outer space, elegance and –conversely—death. Coal and ebony are substances that are famous for being black. Alongside orange, black is also strongly associated with the holiday called Halloween that is widely celebrated in North America.
Black is very popular in the fashion world since it’s a go-to color for suits, dresses and shoes. It is also a color that, like white, supposedly compliments every single other color. Thus, it’s versatile and can be worn on most occasions. Some women even wear black eye shadow (to create the popular “smoky eyes” look) and black nail polish which is considered quite trendy. However, black is also associated with mourning in the western world and guests are usually expected to wear it at funerals. It is also largely associated with evil and wickedness in horror stories, especially those concerning witches.
Black is one of the oldest colors known to mankind, some of the earliest cave drawings were done using blackish substances. When cars were first introduced to the market they only came in black and didn’t expand to other color options until years after their production. Black remains one of the most present colors in modern day society. For example, it is a very common color for technological devices like tablets and phones and many cars, articles of clothing and furniture are preferred in black!