->''"I see my red door and I want it painted black..."''
->--'''Music/TheRollingStones''', "Paint it Black"

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'''[[color:black:Black]]''' is the darkest color we can see -- it is the absence of light, and thus the absence of light reflection. Its symbolism can be culturally complex -- depending on culture, it can symbolize death, or it can symbolize evil. In a more neutral sense, it can symbolize darkness and the night. In other senses, it can symbolize refined formality or financial security. And because human beings also come in this color, it can also be a powerful (and sensitive) symbol of [[RaceTropes superficial differences]] in human complexion.

This index also includes RaceTropes where the color black is literally or symbolically invoked for whatever cultural reasons. Remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. For tropes specific to the race, see BlackIndex.

This is a subindex of GrayTropes, as black is the darkest shade of gray.
+ BlackIndex
+ BlackIndexWhiteIndex
+ DarknessAndShadowsTropes
* BlackBlood
* BlackCloak
* BlackBeadEyes
* BlackEyesOfCrazy
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* {{Blackface}}
* BlackKnight
* BlackMagic
** BlackMage
** BlackMagicianGirl
** LadyOfBlackMagic
* BlackScreenOfDeath
* BlackSwordsAreBetter
* CensorBox
* CreepyCrows
* DarkIsEvil
* DarkIsNotEvil
* EvilWearsBlack
* FadeToBlack
* LittleBlackDress
* TheMenInBlack
* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack
* PaintItBlack
* PurpleIsTheNewBlack
* QuipToBlack
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TheSacredDarkness
* SmashToBlack
* VanInBlack
* WidowsWeeds