18 Shades of Black

When you like black according to your resident colour psychologist

Black is often associated with the words “hidden”, “secretive”, and the unknown. Because it gives an air of mysteriousness, it is also associated with “power” in a way that one is hanging to information than giving away. And because it invokes power, people who like it often appear intimidating, unfriendly, and unapproachable. Wearing black also signifies the ending of one part of a person’s life and the beginning of another, allowing them to hide from the world while they discover their own unique identity.

Here’s a graphical look at the different shades of black.

This article has been first published in Doodle Arts October-December 2017 Colour Issue

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Elaine Catindig is editor-at-large and columnist of Doodle Arts. She has been involved in the disruptive and transformative creative revolution of cross-media advertising. A long time blogger and writer, Elaine has written for different publications and other local independent magazines. Follow her art footprints, @elainecatindig.
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