2nd October 2019


One of the oldest classified colours in existence, black was first used in Paleolithic cave art using burnt bone or charcoal. Unsurprisingly, the derivative of the name comes from the Latin word ‘flagrare’ which means “to burn, blaze or scorch”.

Black is the darkest of all colours, or moreover, the only colourto hold no colour. It is the result of the complete absorption,or absence, of light. It is believed that truest form of black can only be ‘found’ in black holes, the gravitational acceleration of whichis so strong that nothing can escape (such as electromagnetic radiation which includes all visible and invisible light).

Often holding a negative relationship with humanity, black represents: darkness, evil, fear, the occult, infirmity, death and mourning while also representing: fashion, fertility, solemnity, authority and piousness.