Black Magic: Hidden Symbols and Meanings of the Colour Black April 27, 2016 16:25

Of all the colours, black probably has the largest range of meanings associated with it. Sometimes it can represent evil and darkness, but on other occasions it can be used to boost confidence and bring a feeling of power and control.

In the home, black will fit with almost any design or colour scheme. It can help other colours stand out, and adds some depth and contrast, making it the ideal colour to have in your home, but only in small amounts. Too much black can have a negative impact and cause feelings of moodiness and depression.


Introducing black into your home in the form of accessories and ornaments is the ideal solution. So we've picked some of our favourite products which include the colour black.



In color psychology black means power and control, which is why it is worn by people in business. Someone who is dressed in black radiates a sense of confidence and authority, but on the other hand, can often seem unfriendly and approachable.

The use of the colour black can also boost your confidence at times of low self-esteem, such as feeling nervous before an important meeting or interview, or for teenagers who feel excluded from peer groups.  

Black can help you regain a sense of control, so our Twinings tea cup is a great way to help restore your feelings of power and strength.

 Twinings tea cup



Because black can absorb energy, it is often used for protection against negative energy or evil spirits. We also use black to hide from the outside world, whether it's by wearing black to make yourself look more slim, or to disguise your feelings of insecurity.

Black can bring comfort against emotional stress, so place our Lustrous Night candle set in your home to reduce feelings of anxiety.

Lustrous Night 


Mystery and intrigue

Black represents the unknown, which makes it mysterious and intriguing. This translates into it being a secretive colour which doesn't reveal any feelings or personality. On the other hand, the mystery surrounding the colour black means it is often used in a seductive manner, such as with sexy lingerie.

Our An Enchanted Moon mug is certainly mysterious and intriguing. 

An enchanted mood


Black is often seen as a sophisticated colour, which gives an impression of elegance and style. Many events specify a "black tie" dress code, which is perceived as the height of luxury and refinement, while the "little black dress" has remained a fashion mainstay for decades.

You will feel sophisticated and elegant with our In The Night wine glass set.

In The Night



Traditionally, black is worn as a mark of respect for someone who has died, both at funerals and during periods of mourning. Black represents the grief and emptiness felt by friends and relatives of the deceased. In Victorian times, widows were expected to dress in black for a number of years following the death of their husband, but thankfully nowadays the wearing of black is usually confined to the funeral ceremony.

Giving a black candle such as our Noir In The Night candle makes an ideal gift to show your respects to the bereaved family.

Noir in the Night


We have a range of different products to suit all occasions, and you can view the full collection here. All of our items can be personalised with a name or initial, date, or a personal message. You can also choose your own colours to match your home.

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