Black is Elegant and Dangerous


Black is–a black void in space, a black hole. An elegant statement in clothes–or a way of saying I’m mighty, watch out. Think of Swat teams wearing black. They did a test to see what colors were regarded more as having authority. Black has it.

It gives the feeling of emptiness or desolation. Black charred forests. A black ocean at night. A black moonless night.

Here is a black bear at the Omaha wildlife reserve and he could be rather menacing, but the brown bear that lives with him is no less menacing and lots larger!

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A black Highland cow with the fall colors of the river shining off his back. Shiny black can act as a mirror for images.

In the Dead of the Night

Romantic Suspense

In this cover, he was wearing a gray shirt, but he’s an undercover agent with a mission to protect, yeah, yeah, he’s sort of distracted at the moment, but see, he’s shielding her body in case the bad guys try to get her again and she looks kind of like she’s going to faint, so he really is helping her out. But he was wearing a gray shirt and it just didn’t work, so I darkened it to black.

And what she is wearing is black, and sexy.


I attended an FF&P Gothic Southern romance themed party, and so definitely time to wear black. 🙂


Not too many of my covers have black, but I liked this one for one of my young adult books.

Dragon Fae

Dragons love to hoard.

In Dragon Fae, Ena is a dragon shifter fae, but I loved this picture of a Goth-looking girl, who is looking at some of her treasure. Notice she even has black nails?

The Dark Fae

The World of Fae, Book 1, YA

The Dark Fae is nearly black, or some parts are on this cover. Black gives a dark appearance, unsettling, the unknown. It absorbs light and hides it away.

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A black storm front moving in, and the black bell below, black wrought iron fence.

Moon on a Texas Winter's Night

A glowing crescent moon on a black, black night.

Licorice is about the only kind of food I can think of that is black, unless I burn something!

The Black Death was a plague that killed an estimated 75-200 million people. The grim reaper wears black. The Phantom of the Opera. Vampires and their black capes. Funerals in the States–many wear black as a sign of mourning the dead. Can you imagine wearing bright orange or neon pink?

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And a Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy, bowtie and all, ready for the New Year!

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A black wolf in black shadow.

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Black swans a swimming, and black turkey vultures that mean death. No, these are not dead rhinos. Just sleeping. But the vultures are there, just in case.

Black works great as accessories, is dressy, and elegant. But then it has that darker side of it too.

Are you a fan of the color black?

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8 thoughts on “Black is Elegant and Dangerous

  1. Love the Emo look. Its how I dress. It gives me the don’t mess with me black and expresses my feelings of being a deep thinker. Black is also slimming and goes with anything. My fave color!!

  2. Oh good, I was worried about those rhinos. Nasty buzzards.
    Most of my wardrobe is black, my kids always tease me.

    • Yeah, Bonnie, when one of my girlfriends and I went to the zoo, she really thought the rhinos were dead. We watched for a long time until one moved a hair. 🙂 The vultures didn’t. I should have featured you again. I did on the one about vampires–the wonderful vampire hunter outfit you wore, perfectly black for taking down the vampires at night. I’m proud of you for doing so when they’re more awake and more of a challenge. 🙂

  3. I love your perspective of the color black. It can be dark and mysterious, but beautiful because of that mystery. Good luck with your writing career. I have a literary blog, so I love finding other great writers on wordpress. Keep writing!

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