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145 Black and White Captions for Instagram for that Stark Vibe

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Sometimes black and white photos make the most interesting photos. And when you are ready to share that perfect picture we have the best black and white captions for your photos. We have also included the best black and white quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

Black and White Captions for Instagram

  • Darkness persists in making the moon dark for a day.
  • You need love, you need light, you need a little bit of darkness.
  • There is nothing more poetic than darkness.
  • Take a moment to remember your friends who bring color to my world.
  • Black is the most aristocratic of all colors.
  • White is the queen of all colors.
  • White is not for the messy life. It’s for clarity. It’s for those who are free.
  • In bliss with white.
  • It’s black and white and a hundred grays in between.
City with black and white captions
  • White is such a magical color: it makes me feel light as a cloud, calm like a breeze, and yet rebellious like a wildflower.
  • Being yourself is the prettiest thing you can be.
  • Seeing in color satisfies the eye, but seeing in black and white delights the soul.
  • No person is completely bad, just as no one is completely good. We are all gray.
  • Color is everything; black and white are more.
  • I’m decisive, just like black and white.
  • Life is a joy to photograph, but it’s more realistic in black and white.
  • Black and white allow us to see the world in a strange dreamscape that color cannot hope to replicate.
  • The eye must learn to listen before it looks.
  • You brought me color when the world was black and white.
  • Most people are black and white to me. You’re the only one with bright colors.
  • Darkness and Light, hand in hand.
  • Nothing is as perfect as black and white.
Candle with darkness captions
  • The colorful scenes don’t click with me as much as black and white imagery.
  • Life is like a blank canvas. What will you create?
  • When the moon is full, it casts a giant shadow on the ground.
  • In the dark, we become aware of our surroundings.
  • My subject was the way the light reacted to the darkness.
  • The most desirable light is the one that appears to you during the darkest hour.
  • In any case, the dark never troubled me.
  • I’m going to let the darkness show me the way.
  • The night always welcomes you with a hug.
  • Good night stars, good night sky, good night moon.
  • My darkness has been illuminated by the light of knowledge.
  • When I try to see in the dark, I see things that aren’t there.
  • In darkness, everything is closer than it appears.
  • Black and white is a timeless classic.
  • We’re all just trying to find color in this black and white world.
  • We’re just trying to find some color in this black and white world.
  • White has something strange and strong in it.
  • Much like white, I’m a classic.
  • Turned my world to black and white.
Landscape with black and white Instagram captions
  • White is not a mere absence of color
  • White as the driven snow.
  • I’ll stop wearing black when they come up with a darker color.
  • One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.
  • You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
  • I wish things were quite so simple and black and white.
  • Black and white pictures aren’t sad. They are poetic.
  • In the beginning, it was all black and white.
  • The despair of black and the hope of white.
  • A simple black and white picture creates a collection of untold stories.
  • It was all black and white in the beginning.
Clouds with darkness Instagram captions
  • Sometimes the end justifies the means.
  • Be anything but predictable.
  • There’s no time to be bored in a beautiful world like this.
  • There’s so much hidden beauty in a monochrome dreamscape.
  • It’s an impression of a dark scene that is difficult to interpret.
  • And I am not afraid of the dark. Because the dark is not empty.
  • The light would not leave the moon in the dark.
  • Everyone is a moon with a dark side that he never tells us.
  • In the dark, light is most beautiful.
  • The sky grew darker, slowly but surely, into a deeper shade of night.
  • Cool breeze. Dark night. Bright stars.
  • Living in black and white
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  • You have to believe the changes you’ve already made.
  • Beauty attracts the eye, but personality captures the heart.
  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are!
  • Live for the moments you can’t put into words.
  • In the shadow, light is lost. Darkness died in the sun.
  • The stars will only be seen in complete darkness.
  • A single flame is bright enough to illuminate a room.
  • Black is my happy color.
  • On Wednesdays, we wear black.
  • I like my pictures the way I like my coffee: black.
  • She’s classic, just like black and white.
  • Life is better in black and white.
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  • Colorful lives are led by women wearing white.
  • White is eternal; colors fade.
  • I’ll stop wearing white when they invent a brighter color.
  • She sees in black and white, thinks in grays, and loves in color.
  • Black is the queen of all colors.
  • Black and white photos contained more colors to me.
  • Black will always be elegant, and white will always be magical.
  • I am a very black and white person living in a colorful world.
  • Shoot what it feels like, not what it looks like.
  • Black clothing is a personality trait.
  • It’s just dark enough to feel comfortable.
Clouds with darkness Instagram captions
  • The darker the darkness, the better the sun.
  • There is Light in the Dark, and Dark in the Light
  • Stars can’t shine without darkness.
  • I’m wearing the midnight and nothing else.
  • Tonight, I’ll be making friends with the dark.
  • I’m not alone; I have my darkness.
  • Merrily, I wander through the night.

If you like these, you might also like our lists of Black and White Selfie Captions, Aesthetic Captions, Black Outfit Captions, Scenery Captions and OG Captions.

Short Captions for Black and White Pictures

  • Less is more.
  • Black is the new black.
  • Feel the light, by wearing white.
  • Monochrome moment.
  • Back to the basics.
  • In bliss with white.
  • Silver Hour.
  • Live life on your terms.
  • Cruella Deville.
  • White soul, black heart.
Roses with short captions for black and white pictures
  • B&W.
  • Focusing on the important.
  • I love this feeling, the dark vibe.
  • Darkness is the shadow of light.
  • In the dark, there are no shadows.
  • Darkness is the opposite of light.
  • The dark is filled with secrets.
  • Hello darkness, my old friend.
  • Cool breeze. Dark night. Bright stars.
  • Yin and Yang.
  • Back to black.
Clouds with short captions about darkness
  • Dressed in Black.
  • Live life in licorice.
  • I am Angel and Devil.
  • Black magic.
  • Minimalist.

Short Black and White Quotes for Instagram

“White has it all. Its beauty is absolute. It’s perfect harmony.” — Coco Chanel

“Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“I’ll go back to black.” – Amy Whinehouse

“Human nature is not black and white but black and gray.” – Graham Greene

“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?” – Ridley Scott

“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.” – Henri Matisse

“Black and white photography erases time from the equation.” – Jason Peterson

“Color is everything, black and white is more.” – Dominic Rouse

Person with short black and white quotes for Instagram by Rouse

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” — Anne Frank

“There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.” – Stefan Kanfer

“I think we all have light and dark inside us.” — Sean Penn

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.” — Sylvia Plath

“The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” — Ram Dass

“The darkness declares the glory of light.” — T. S. Eliot

“In the midst of darkness, light persists.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” — Walt Whitman

“However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” — Stanley Kubrick

Person at window with short darkness quotes for Instagram by Penn

“Photography is all about light, composition, and most importantly, emotion.” – Larry Wilder

“Darkness exists to make light truly count.” — Ryan O’Neal

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.” – Ansel Adams

 “A good color picture is usually a good black and white too.” – John Beardsworth

“Things are not always quite so simple as black and white.” – Doris Lessing

“There’s so much gray to every story – nothing is so black and white.” – Lisa Ling

“It’s really rare in life that a situation is as black and white as we tend to paint it.” – Aesop Rock

“I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I’m proud of both.” – Logic

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” – Ted Grant

“I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white.” – Kim Hunter

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black” — G. K. Chesterton

“You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light.” — Marianne Williamson

“Nothing conveys mood and emotion quite like a good black and white image. But simply removing color from an image is unlikely to achieve this.” – Robin Whalley

“Landscapes are where photography began, and in the beginning, black and white was all there was.” – Rob Sheppard

Landscape with inspirational black and white Instagram quotes by Sheppard

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” — Ruth E. Renkel

“It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide.” – Greg Rusedski

“Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.” – Catherine Zeta-Jones

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert Frank

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black” — G. K. Chesterton

“Good can exist in bad, and bad can exist in good. It’s not black and white.” – Sarah Jeffery

“I don’t find anything black and white; I find gray in every person, and that is what excites me.” – Vetrimaaran

“[Black and white] symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.” – Robert Frank

“The black and white photographer is a musician, transposing notes on the fly, visualizing a final print from the world of color.” – Ted Dillard

“Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.” – Joel Sternfeld

Clouds with inspirational dark Instagram quotes by Williamson

“Although humans see reality in color, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.” – Peter Lindbergh

“Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.” – Leonard Nimoy

“It’s an obvious opportunity for black and white when a scene contains little color but lots of texture.” – John Beardsworth

“I see a red door. And I want it painted black. No colors anymore. I want them to turn black.” – The Rolling Stones, Paint It Black

“You found me dressed in black. Hiding way up at the back. Life had broken my heart into pieces. You took my hand in yours.” – Sia, Dressed in Black

So there you have it! Our list of Instagram Quotes for Black and White Photos and Captions for Black and White Pics. We hope you found the perfect one for you.

Now go share your black and white photo!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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