COLOR STUDY | Black & White


Hello it’s Rachel of Lines Across here to share another color study with you. Coco Chanel once said, “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”

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As much as I adore bright colors, they are nothing without black and white. I just love the way a vibrant color stands out against a clean white background, or the way that a simple black line or border can make such a powerful impact. In fact, almost every single picture that I take (or share on Instagram) has one thing in common: white.

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1 - Matisse

One of the things I enjoy about these color study pictures is the way that they force you to look at things in a new light. Henri Matisse said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”




  1. I love your color studies. Your totally right they do make you look at color in a new light. I love bright colors but I am a sucker for black and white. Love everything about this color study!

  2. I LOVE the scrabble letters! That would make such a simple and striking DIY.

  3. Yara Miora says:

    I love this! Very inspirational 🙂

  4. Yes! A new color study! Love it.

  5. steph banks says:

    love this! the scrabble letters are so cute!!

  6. Gorgeous inspirational photos! (: I love black and white too, it always looks clean and professional!

    xx Jia,

  7. sherry says:

    I love black and white, so classic.

  8. Ana says:

    Without colours, there are no inspiration. Great colour study.

  9. Tina Myles says:

    Great post! I like black color – from black clothes to black soul. How about the killer whale figure on the main picture – is it ceramic? I’m asking this, because I collect orc figures and I quite like this one. And if you tell me where can I buy it from you’ll definitely receive 5 stars feedback from me:)

    1. Tina, what a fun thing to collect. It’s actually rubber or something. It’s from a really cool set of whales (maybe bath toys) that I had when I was a kid.

  10. Sita says:

    Such a cool project! I absolutely LOVE black and white! 🙂
    And I love that quote at the end with the scrabble letters! 😀

  11. Hannah says:

    Obsessed with this! I love these colour studies – they make such striking images
    Hannah x

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