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Crayon: Black
Intro Year:1903
Original Box:Studio & School 12
Celebrity Favorites:Ken Mease

Unique Color Information

Personality Traits
mysterious, powerful, sophisticated, dominant, chic, cool, in control, conventional, conservative, serious, mournful, heavy, secrecy

Cultural Meanings
In China, black is the symbol for little boys; in the United States it is blue. To the Cherokee Indians, black represents death. Native Americans believe the color black represents harmony and listening.

Fun Facts
Black is a preferred backdrop for artist's work because the artwork seems to pop off the black surface. Black is the absence of light and the absorption of all color.*

Chicago Black Hawks

“You can have it in any color as long as it is black.” –Henry Ford

Contrasting and Complementary Colors
The contrasting color of black is white. Black is the absorption of all color. Black does not clash with any color.

Black Fury (1935), The Black Hand (1950), Black Robe (1991)

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Coloring & Activities
No.34 Black
No.34 Black