Next up on the color bar is the perennial favorite color in handbags...Black.
Black is a mysterious color, and just like red, it sends mixed messages. Black can symbolize negativity, mourning and fear of the unknown. It is the absence of color, the primordial void, emptiness.
|The Mesmerizing and Mysterious "Fishy" Stingray Clutch |
in Black by Hester van Eeghen
But black also represents elegance, formality, sophistication, power and prestige. And of course it makes the wearer look thinner. *
Physically, black can make you feel inconspicuous, subdued and even safe. Wearing black offers a blank canvas.
|A Selection of Black Bags, Wallets, Gloves and Briefcases by Hester van Eeghen|
As you can see in the above photo collage, Hester van Eeghen loves to use black as a palette to showcase other colors. Often these bold colors are hidden and revealed as surprises as a bag is filled. Or, as is the case with the Multicolor Gloves, the colors are revealed when you wave your fingers!
|Multicolor Gloves lined with Cashmere designed by Hester van Eeghen|
Many people wear black clothing and carry black bags but few report black as a favorite color (or absence of color). How does black make you feel? Is black still the new black?