Color Confounded

There is something about black and white that feels pure on every level. It doesn’t carry the same emotional baggage that every other color and color combination does. Seems like all of them have some sort of association with feelings, but are there any that accompany this particular combo?

Like, white on its own tends to be associated with positives while black tends to be associated with negatives, but together, they sort of cancel each other out. Black and white is stark, elegant, clear, quiet, balanced… yet none of that is emotionally charged, is it?

Why is that?

I think it’s because it is to a degree unusual. Artificial or inorganic in some way. The combo occurs in nature, but it isn’t exactly the norm. Think about the sorts of things humans have naturally had a relationship or experiences with in their every day lives for millennia. Red blood. Orange fire. Blue skies. Yellow sunlight. Green grass. Purple veins. All objects that can easily call to mind some sort of emotional associations. Zebras and penguins don’t exactly have the same general prevalence or strong emotions associated with them.

It could also be that black and white just balance each other so evenly, so perfectly, that they manage to entirely nullify each other.

Whatever black and white’s true nature may be, we can all at least agree the combo is beautiful. So let us bask in the beauty of these black and white designs.

More Great Designs!

-Brewtiful Day by kimprut
-Kickin’ It Old School by Arinesart
-By Land or By Air by Arinesart
-Milky Way DNA by TobiasFonseca
-The Baconing by Acraigl
-Random Mediocritees by honestly your guess is as good as mine
-Hellfire Wants You by Olipop

A World in Black and White by Sabrina

MidnightCoffee. Something you might normally find illogical or strange, but you know, there are probably times it makes sense. Times it feels right. Times you need it. It’s an apt username when you look at her work, to be honest. The art speaks for itself. Get an earful over here or there.

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Color Confounded

There is something about black and white that feels pure on every level. It doesn’t carry the same emotional baggage that every other color and color combination does. Seems like all of them have some sort of association with feelings, but are there any that accompany this particular combo?

Like, white on its own tends to be associated with positives while black tends to be associated with negatives, but together, they sort of cancel each other out. Black and white is stark, elegant, clear, quiet, balanced… yet none of that is emotionally charged, is it?

Why is that?

I think it’s because it is to a degree unusual. Artificial or inorganic in some way. The combo occurs in nature, but it isn’t exactly the norm. Think about the sorts of things humans have naturally had a relationship or experiences with in their every day lives for millennia. Red blood. Orange fire. Blue skies. Yellow sunlight. Green grass. Purple veins. All objects that can easily call to mind some sort of emotional associations. Zebras and penguins don’t exactly have the same general prevalence or strong emotions associated with them.

It could also be that black and white just balance each other so evenly, so perfectly, that they manage to entirely nullify each other.

Whatever black and white’s true nature may be, we can all at least agree the combo is beautiful. So let us bask in the beauty of these black and white designs.

More Great Designs!

-Brewtiful Day by kimprut
-Kickin’ It Old School by Arinesart
-By Land or By Air by Arinesart
-Milky Way DNA by TobiasFonseca
-The Baconing by Acraigl
-Random Mediocritees by honestly your guess is as good as mine
-Hellfire Wants You by Olipop

How much of your wardrobe is black and/or white?

  • The majority
    The majority
  • A whole lot
    A whole lot
  • A sizable portion
    A sizable portion
  • Less than half
    Less than half
  • Only a couple
    Only a couple
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