Is there anything more regal, more astute, more elegant than black? Although many people associate black with sadness, grief, or anger, for many of us, black is a happy color. Color psychology says that black can make us feel powerful.
Sure, life should be colorful, and some might consider black to be dreary. However, consider this as well — black makes every color pop!
So, for those of us already in the know (and those who wish to be) here are quotes about the ultimate queen of colors — black.
32 Black Color Quotes to Inspire You to Wear Black Every Day
Insightful Black Color Quotes
#1. “I have seen the absolute black; it was unspeakably beautiful.” — C.P. Cavafy
#2. “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” — Henry Ford
#3. “The black color is much deeper than to be overwhelmed by grief… Black hides everything within itself in the argument of elegance.” — Eyden I.
#4. “Black is the most essential of all colors. Above all, if I may say so, it draws its excitement and vitality from deep and secret sources of health… One must admire black. Nothing can debauch it.” — Odilon Redon
#5. “I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir
#6. “Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow. No, not just shadow. A fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real.” — Unknown
#7. “What SHOULD the world know about Real Love?
– What they didn’t know about the color Black
Easy to claim
Hard to Handle” — Lara Zubaida
#8. “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” — Ted Grant
Empowering Black Color Quotes
#9. “Black is such a happy color, darling!” — Morticia Addams
#10. “Black is not sad. Black is poetic.” — Unknown
#11. “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
#12. “Black is authoritative, powerful, evokes strong emotions, and too much black can feel overwhelming. Black represents power, sophistication, elegance, formality, mystery, and the unknown.” — Unknown
#13. “Black and white is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them.” — Vikrmn, Corpkshetra
#14. “One must respect black, nothing prostitutes it. It does not please the eye and it awakens no sensuality. It is the agent of the mind far more than the most beautiful color to the palette or prism.” — Odilon Redon
#15. “Black is my favorite color. It’s limitless. It’s indefinable. It keeps you guessing. When there’s nothing to see, you’re forced to imagine. It makes every shape, every person more mysterious because you can’t see all the details.” — Katie Kacvinsky
#16. “The color of fear is never dark or black; it has the color of the thunderbolt; usually white, but can appear in different hues depending on how the fear travels through to get inside your heart.” — Munia Khan
Sophisticated Black Color Quotes
#17. “The first rule of shopping — if it doesn’t come in black, put it back.” — Unknown
#18. “I will stop wearing black when they make a darker color.” — Wednesday Addams
#19. “Black isn’t just a choice, it’s a lifestyle.” — Unknown
#20. “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is perfect harmony.” — Coco Chanel
#21. “There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.” — Georgia O’Keeffe
#22. “I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion—against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas.” — Johnny Cash
Profound Black Color Quotes
#23. “Those without color—say, dressed in all black—can go about almost unnoticed. Where the rainbow is conspicuous, their darkness acts as a kind of camouflage, masculine by contrast, and allows them to watch without being watched. It’s the choice of someone who needs not to attract. Someone self-sufficient. Someone more distant, less knowable, and ultimately, mysterious. Powerful.” — Sam Wasson
#24. “Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” — Ann Demeulemeester
#25. “Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” — Neiman Marcus
#26. “When in doubt, I always say, wear black. You can never go wrong with black.” — Meg Cabot
#27. “I love the color black because it’s perfect. There is no scope of adding anything to it, unlike to other colors.” — Ekta Vishwakarma
#28. “She wore black, the color of nuns and witches, the color of the loneliest corners of outer space, where gravity prevents all light from escaping, the name given to boxes tucked into airplanes, the ones that explain the disaster.” — Lili Wright
#29. “The night sky is a dignified black princess freckled with the stars. Get lost in her beauty to find it in your darkness.” — Curtis Tyrone Jones
#30. “Black and white, severally incomplete and at the same time completely several.” — Vikrmn, Corpkshetra
#31. “Why do you always wear black?”
She delighted me with her answer, the correct, the only answer. “I’m in mourning for my life. I’m unhappy.” — Barbara Vine
#32. “But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all…. You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing.” — Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
Indeed, the color black is a force to be reckoned with. It can wear you as much as you wear it, but it offers depth and elegance like no other. Black can bring regalness and joy in your life, as long as you embrace it with all its might.
Black brought us so much joy in life. It’s everywhere around us — literature, music, photography… Black albums are notoriously famous as the greatest albums of many artists — The Beatles, Metallica, Prince, Jay-Z, and many other artists chose this particular color to name their heavy hitters, their most glorious albums.
There’s a reason we associate the color black with opulence and wealth as well. After all, we all know (and crave) the exclusive and prestigious American Express Black card, don’t we?
If you ask me, everything should be black. The most amazing things already are. Little dresses? Black. Holes? Black. Belts? Black. Everything? Black. So, learn to enjoy it.