Monday, October 06, 2008

Heads or Tails - Black or White

This week's theme/prompt is:

HEADS *OR* TAILS - Black *OR* White


If someone gives me the choice between black or white, I always choose black.  What's my favorite color?  Black.  Of course I like to add some white and red to my black, but still black is my favorite.  That got me to thinking.  Is black really a color?  I've heard that it's really the absence of color, and colors aren't really colors but just the way the light is reflected and the way our eyes perceive it.

So I searched "Is black a color?" - and I'm still not really sure if black is a color or not, because I found this very interesting page all about black, the meaning of black, and how to use black with other colors.  I guess it does say that black is 'the absence of color'.

If black isn't your color, and only 7% of people who answered their poll chose black as their favorite color, there are links for lots of other colors, too.

Heads or Tails is a fun weekly meme hosted by Skittles.  Do join in, you'll be glad you did.


*How many times can you find the word 'black' in this post? (counting this one, of course)


  1. Yep, all colours are just radiowaves. At least, according to the scientists. But to us mere mortals, they're colours.

  2. It's's true. I even wrote that black AND white are really not colors today also. To an artist, they're hues.

    Happy HoT day

  3. 17 times if you count the one in the title.
    Black is the absence of light I remember from art so not truly a color, but who cares.
    My HoT Post

  4. i like black too cause it goes with anything ans suits anyone. white to me always gets too dirty fast and remind me of weddings lol

  5. I wonder how can a color be an absence of color? *Scratches head* ;)

    I have a few pairs of black pants but usually wear a top with more color

  6. 17 including the title?

  7. I always count black as a color - no matter what they say! :) Nice post!


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