Black is a staple in my closet. Not sure I completely agree. "Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy -but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don't bother you - don't bother me.
I can't say I ever remember mom wearing black.and I have a similar aversion to a predominately black wardrobe. In mom's time, it was the color of mourning.before it became main stream as it is today. I like color, and mom did, too.