Color Black - Meaning
The color black is universally recognised as the color of mourning,
evil and violence. It is also the color of demons and witches. Many
people associate black with elegance and style, "a smart black
suit" or "a little black dress" are terms we are all familiar with. It
is the color worn at many formal occasions and ceremonies, ''Black Tie"
events for example. In the 19th century, black was worn by
businessmen and statesmen, and considered a color of authority. Black is
however also associated with bad luck. Seeing a black cat for example is
considered an unlucky symbol. In ancient Greece, black was symbolic of
the underworld; indeed Hades the king of the underworld is depicted
sitting on an ebony black throne.
Facts about the
Color Black - HTML
Symbols Fact 1: In Christianity black was the color of the world before god
Symbols Fact 2: It symbolises elegance in both the UK and the US
and originally became a fashionable color for men in 17th
Symbols Fact 3: The ancient Egyptians saw it as a positive color, the god of
the underworld, Anubis who protected the dead from evil took the
form of a black jackal
Symbols Fact 4: In America and Europe black is the color of mourning
Symbols Fact 5: The color black is often used to describe massacres. 'Black
July' occurred in Sri Lanka in 1983 when many thousand Tamils
were killed and injured
Symbols Fact 6: The term 'Black Mass' was used to describe the ritual or
ceremony performed by witches and others who performed
witchcraft during their witches sabbath
Symbols Fact 7: It is the traditional color of black magic and witchcraft!
Symbols Fact 8: Crayola introduced a unique shade of black called 'Black Leather
Jacket' in 1994 for its magic scent pen range
Symbols Fact 9: In the financial world, days when business is particular bad are
referred to as black days. The US stock market crash on Wall
Street in 1929 was commonly known as 'Black Tuesday'
Symbols Fact 10: The term 'Black Monday' was a nickname given by school children
to describe the first day back at school after the holidays!
Symbols Fact 11: One of the natural colors of the gemstone pearl is black. The
origin of the name Pearl comes from the Latin word "pirum" which
means "pear" reflecting the shape of the gem. The other natural
colors of pearls are white, pink, lilac, cream, grey, and gold.
Many other colors of pearls are available but they have been
dyed from their natural form
Symbols Fact 12: In America and the United Kingdon the color black signals
authority. Police cars are often black and white in color and
referred to in the UK as 'Panda Cars' and 'Black and Whites' in
Symbols Fact 13: The academic mortarboard and gowns worn by university and
college professors and graduates is always black in color to
signify authority and education
displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText
Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web
pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal
notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display.
The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0
(HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources
is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit
numbers, starting with a # sign also known as Hex Triplets.
The HTML for the color black is Hex
(#000000) and RGB(0,0,0) as it is the darkest color possible and the
result of complete absorption of light. The hex color code #000000 is
pure black, there are however other variations or shades of black known
as off-black, some examples are displayed in the table below. The
combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more
than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256).
** Examples of Shades -
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Color Black - Dream Symbols
The study and
interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from
the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that
dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told
as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to
the dreamer. The following interpretation of the meaning of the
color black in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams"
interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:
The color black symbolizes death, fear and ignorance and was
also used to indicate authority and power
To see yourself, or others, dressed in black, indicates
quarrels, disappointments, and disagreeable companions
If you dream of black in business, the business will fall short
Symbols - Different
Shades of Black
The following are some
examples of the different shades of the black:
Color Black - Symbols
been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since
ancient times and many colors
have mystical properties associated with them.
One of the the easiest ways to identify something
immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is
an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the
language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might
not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors
to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors
are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to
portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a
black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.
"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
– Confucius (551–479 BC)