Striking Photos Demonstrate the Visual Power of Using Just Two Colors Colors: Black and Blue

Together, the colors black and blue can create powerful, evocative images. These intense hues, which cloak entire compositions, convey an array of dramatic moods, from ethereal to haunting to celestial. Here, a variety of photographers use the colors as a way to illustrate fairy tales, document nature's beauty, and showcase dazzling, abstract patterns. Each image plays a role in exemplifying the visual and emotional range that can be achieved from just two colors.

Flickr has curated a Blue & Black Gallery showcasing images that fall within this coloration theme, and they invite you to add your own photos. See a selection of our favorites, below.

Above photo credit: Paul Brackley

Photo credit: Ryan Alduenda

Photo credit: Inge Helene

Photo credit: Dennis Kropp

Photo credit: George Probst

Photo credit: David Yu

Photo credit: Tony Hisgett

Photo credit: Pala Teth

Photo credit: Calvin James

Photo credit: Alberto Fanni

Photo credit: M

Photo credit: Dan

Blue & Black Gallery: Flickr
via [Flickr Blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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