While Goth I am not, I truly do love the color (or non-color) black. It can mean so many things: mourning, sophistication, mystery, and magic to name a few. In Feng Shui black carries the meaning of allure, strength, intrigue, independence, death, darkness, and evil.
Paired with white, black can turn the simplest design into something chic and bold. Check out these cups I found on here on Etsy the other day. The chalkboard paint on the cups is so trendy and fun. The cups reminded me of the Thank You card Amber Daigre did for Card Creations Vol. 10 on p. 147.
Black as a background makes for a dramatic backdrop. I’m seeing black walls with accent color pieces in home décor all over the place, including here at elledecor.com. (I have yet to try a black wall in my own home.) It’s very reminiscent of Betsy Veldman’s Wish Big Card on p. 20 of the Paper Crafts May/June 2012 issue. Heat embossing on the black background gave a wonderful depth to the card and made the colors pop.
Black is just downright classy. The black bow trend in weddings has been going on for a while and really gives events a flair of glamor and sophistication. I found this photo on The Hive. Angeline Yong Jeet Leen’s Elegant Anniversary card in Card Creations Vol. 10 on p. 19 similarly uses a black on black pattern to give depth and interest to her card.
Make a statement with a bold black pattern. I loved this black tree print found here on Etsy. Black allows for the lines and pattern to become the interest. Ashley Harris’ Life is Good Card on p. 18 of Card Creations Vol. 10 uses black to stand out nicely against a colorful background to create a beautiful silhouetted scene.
Black is consistent, grounding, and always fresh, no matter the season. It’s also one of those colors that pairs with every color in the spectrum and never goes out of style. (That’s what I keep telling myself anyway as I continue to wear my black clothes into the summer months!)
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Incidentally, would you paint your walls black?
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Crafting in black,
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