Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Painting a wall in black can be intimidating as it's colour with such a strong character. But what holds us back from painting a wall in black and when it comes to any other colours we are more courageous? To try and understand our fillings about the black colour we will need to start from the very beginning.
History of Black Colour
Black was actually one of the first colours used by Palaeolithic artists in cave paintings between 18,000 and 17,000 years ago. "I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black," said Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
( Life-size replica from Lascaux, France. A panel from the world-famous cave gallery painted 17,000 years ago.)
Black Colour Psychology
It represents power and control and it is often understood as intimidating, unapproachable and negative. On the other hand, black colour is also associated with sophistication, luxury, confidence, and strength. It represents something mysterious and unknown. It gives protection from emotional stress. It's like anything else in life - depends on your perception.
For me, black is like the universe - endless and full of unknown possibilities. I think it's time to be brave, let all the other believes go and just focus on our own feelings. If black colour makes you feel confident and secure - just go for it! And if you are still unsure how you feel about the black colour in your room I will give you some examples and you can go from there.