Black vs. White

Black
White

Black is the color that occurs when no light is reflected in any part of the visible spectrum. White is the color that occurs when all light is reflected in visible light spectrum.

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RGB Config R: 0; G: 0; B: 0; R: 255; G: 255; B: 255;
Spectrum Position Black is the color that occurs when no light is reflected in any part of the visible spectrum White is the color that occurs when all light is reflected in visible light spectrum
Technical Group Achromatic Achromatic
Colour Psyche Authoritative, powerful & classic colour Purity, cleanliness & neutrality
Effects Makes one feel inconspicuous & provides a restful emptiness Aids mental clarity & encourages us to clear clutter or obstacles
Signature usage Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison & Kiss Architect Richard Meier
Figurative usage in Language Black comedy, black belt, black coffee, blackmail, blackball, black day & black sheep White Christmas, white flag, white goods, white elephant, white hot, white lie, white sauce & white feather
Indians Associate black with evil, bad & inauspicious Associate white with godliness, cleanliness, good, pure & auspicious
Western Civilizations Black is the colour of mourning White is a colour of mourning in China & parts of Africa
Chinese Associate black with water, north & winter Associate white with metal, west & autumn
Absence of color? Yes, if viewed in light of "what is reflected" Yes, if viewed in light of "what is absorbed"
Contains all colors? Yes, if viewed in light of "what is absorbed" Yes, if viewed in light of "what is reflected"

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