The etymology of the word black comes from Proto-Indo-European languages in which in at least one language, the word for black was “bhleg.” The terms evolved in languages of antiquity such as Greek. Millenia later, the Anglo-Saxons adopted the word and called it blaec. It was at this juncture that the name was used to explicitly describe the color as opposed to dark forces.
Black is the polar opposite of white, and its shades contain many different variations of grey and white.
In fashion the expression, “purple is the new black” meant that black was always, in the past, a staple if all else failed. Men (and women) always look good in black when worn correctly to fit and physical customization. Black also makes the person or object wearing it appear more dominant and slim.