Do you want to create an air of mystery and sophistication or power and control?
Black can be a great grounding color, but only when used in moderation. It creates an air of mystery, intrigue, confidence and sophistication. It also exudes power and control, which can be intimidating and unapproachable at times. It is authoritarian.
Black is secretive and keeps things hidden from the world. It creates a barrier to the outside world, giving protection from external stresses. It hides vulnerabilities, lack of self-confidence and insecurities. It absorbs negative energy, as it absorbs all colors and is the absent of light. It can protect you from harm and negativity when you are outside of your home.
Due to its heaviness, it should be combined with other colors to lighten and brighten its energy. Too much black can cause depression and moodiness and create a negative environment.
You can try using black as an accent color in home décor, such as in pillows and towels, to enhance sophistication and elegance. When paired with white only, there is too much contrast, so another color needs to be used to ease the tension between the two colors.
There is a recent trend of using black paint for rooms in the home. I do not recommend this, as it will make the room feel heavy and cave-like, unless that is what you are going for.
Black is a common color for people to wear to hide themselves, or to appear mysterious, sophisticated and powerful. Adding pops of color to the black will balance the darkness and enhance the accent color.
Black crystals/stones inherently carry the black frequency and energy discussed above. These include Black Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum Stone, Garnet, Hematite, Obsidian, Onyx, and Sapphire.
Lisa Poundstone, PhD is a scientist, interior designer and spiritual visionary. She has united her knowledge, skills and passions of science, interior design, color theory, space planning, feng shui and spirituality to create Sacred Soul Space Design.