BLACK of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white. Black is a widely used colour for any and all descriptive properties. Take a look at your nearest surroundings, I bet you $10 you can easily find something (no matter how minute or small) that is black. Look into a mirror and check out the center of your eyes, pupils; or the colour black. Now, check out the lines around your computer, perhaps the keyboard itself? Is there some black there? Most likely. Regardless, black is a constant in everyday life, as are all colours - however, we often overlook the fabulous 'shade' that is black. In roleplays, black is widely used to describe all manners of material and physical things, even some non-physical things. Things such as hair, eyes, makeup, nailpolish, elements, buildings, lights, and more. Often times, when the colour black is used within a roleplay, it lacks the verbal lustre that such a dynamic shade can offer. "Ebony" "Midnight Black", often times the descriptive qualities used when it comes to black. Right now, I'm going to blow your mind and share with you many more ways to describe this colour! And, how to make it flow smoothly in your roleplays, without sounding like a colour-nazi. If you want to know more ways to use this colour and it's never-ending descriptive possibilities better than you have been able to before, keep reading! Often times, the words displayed to the left are the vast majority of descriptive words used for the colour black, sometimes, even those basic ones are passed over for something simplistic. Now I know it's easier to say "But Ali, why do I need to describe black? WHY DOES IT MATTER?!" Well let me tell you random person, it ALWAYS matters, DESCRIPTION ALWAYS MATTERS! Especially if you want to make your way from "beginner" to "intermediate" and even "advanced"! Trust me, a well described paragraph far transcends a factual paragraph. A good way to describe different blacks is to think of real life examples of black; things such as black cats, black cars, a black dog. How would you normally describe these things if a friend asked you what they looked like? Sleek? Fuzzy? Smooth? All fantastic descriptive words! Below is a list of some words that can be used in replacement of the generalized term "black". BLACK DESCRIPTIVES • Carbon Black • Vanta Black •Super Black • Ebony • Taupe • Charcoal • Outer Space • Cafe Noir • Noir • Black Bean • Black Olive • Onyx • Phthalo Black • Jet Black • Black Leather Jacket • Eerie Black • Light Black These blacks listed above are official colours on the hex-colour chart. They are representative of different shades of black and are often overlooked. Here are some examples of words you can put before black descriptives in order to amplify their distinct appearance in a roleplay, and more specifically, in your post. Black Adjectives (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Black Adjectives (open) Black Adjectives (close) ablaze ablazing accented achromatic ashen ashy atomic beaming bi-color blazing bleached bleak blended blotchy bold brash bright brilliant burnt checkered chromatic classic clean colored colorful colorless complementing contrasting cool coordinating crisp dappled dark dayglo deep delicate digital dim dirty discolored dotted drab dreary dull dusty earth electric eye-catching faded faint festive fiery flashy flattering flecked florescent frosty full-toned glistening glittering glowing harsh hazy hot hued icy illuminated incandescent intense interwoven iridescent kaleidoscopic lambent light loud luminous lusterless lustrous majestic marbled matte medium mellow milky mingled mixed monochromatic motley mottled muddy multicolored multihued murky natural neutral opalescent opaque pale pastel patchwork patchy patterned perfect picturesque plain primary prismatic psychedelic pure radiant reflective rich royal ruddy rustic satiny saturated secondary shaded sheer shining shiny shocking showy smoky soft solid somber soothing sooty sparkling speckled stained streaked streaky striking strong neutral subtle sunny swirling tinged tinted tonal toned traditional translucent transparent two-tone undiluted uneven uniform vibrant vivid wan warm washed-out waxen wild Another thing to keep in mind whilst writing with the intent to use the shade 'black', is similies. Often overlooked, just like the many different shades of black itself, similes play a fantastic part in aiding a writers descriptive style. Here are a few examples for you to use while writing with the word "black". Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) black as a burned stump black as a burnt wick black as a cast-iron skillet black as a chimney sweep black as a coal mine black as a crow's wing black as a dog's nose black as a funeral procession black as a Gothic teenager's wardrobe black as a graduation gown black as a mechanic's fingers black as a moonless night sky black as a piano key black as a politician's heart black as a pupil black as a rotton banana black as a skid mark black as a smoker's lung black as a tunnel black as a wet rock black as an 8-ball black as an abyss black as an angry thundercloud black as an Imperial stout black as an oil filter black as bottomless water black as caviar black as crude oil black as eggplant black as espresso black as eyeliner black as fresh asphalt black as gunpowder black as ink black as licorice black as peppercorns black as pitch black as soot black as the ace of spades black as the sea at night black as the smoke from a house fire black as the space between galaxies black as witchcraft black like an oven All in all, black (as well as all the colours of the rainbow) assist greatly with a stories descriptive properties, often times aiding the reader (and writer!) in conveying a more mentally vivid message. Use this guide as a handy tool for writing with black, and you'll be sure to lure readers in with your descriptive arsenal!