In my day to day business dealings, I use color as a means to communicate. In order for me to do that, I have to have some knowledge as to what each color means, and how best to apply it to life. Today, my thoughts drifted to the color Black.
Black is a foundation color, or the absence of color: a color that sets boundaries and defines borders. It is called upon to help us respect grief, while at the same time being an elegant color called upon for that special formal dress affair. Hence, black tie and the little black dress.
Further, it can carry the image of mystery. Use black judiciously and here are some ideas:
When you need to feel a sense of personal power or control, incorporate the color into your wardrobe.
Create limits by sectioning off rooms with black accents
When you need to assert your position without threat, black can be your friend when applied sparingly.
Black was one of the first colors that artists experimented with and, by its definition, is an classic color that helps one organize the mind according to a goal. Thinking of the color this way will make it work for you.
Originally published at medium.com