Stunning Black Wallpapers (Dark) For Your Desktop

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One of the most debated issues about color is whether black is truly a color or not. To an artist (or a child) black is a color and white is not. But for a scientist, white is a color, black is not. The real meaning of the word black means the absence of colors. Try to mix all the colors in the rainbow, you’ll get black. Black has many associations. Black goes beyond a simple or mixed color; It can be seen as the color of solitude and misery, but it can also express a sense of creativity, power, elegance, strength, nobility, and beauty.

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In digital arts, black is usually the preferred color because of its effectiveness in producing contrast. Black and yellow or red on black creates a powerful color combination. Almost all colors appears more luminous against a black background. Below I put together a collection of beautiful black wallpapers that truly illustrate the beauty of black-inspired design. Go ahead, try some black wallpapers on your desktop or laptop. Take your pick and enjoy!

Nature, Space and Planets.

Dark Beauty. Beautiful dark nature wallpaper with a clear contrast of white clouds. Wallpaper comes in pack. Available in the following sizes: 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1280×720, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1920×1080, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and 2560×1600.

dark beauty

Starlit Night. Beautiful star night wallpaper full of small little details. Another one of my favorite. Comes in pack, available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1600×1200 and 1600×1200.

Starlit Night

Flying Tree. Silhoueete of a mysterious flying tree, enough said. Created by folks at Vladstudio. Wallpaper available in 1600×1200. Click here for more sizes.

flying tree

Dark Starry Night. It’s just awesome, and it’s going to be my desktop wallpaper right now. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1280×1024.

dark starry night

Serene. Beautiful panoramic shot made into wallpaper by myINQI. Available only in 2560×1600.

serene

Earth Implosion. Beautiful high quality dark wallpaper of mother earth burning in flames. Available in various sizes from 480×272 all the way to 2560×1600. Click here for more.

Planet New York. Part of the planet series of wallpapers created by Vladstudio. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1600×1200.

planet new york

Tornado. A perfect disaster for your desktop. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1920×1080

Forest. Dark creepy forest. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×800 and 1280×1024.

dark forest

A million tales. Wallpapers (comes in pack) created and named after deviation created by Baro. Wallpapers comes in a single zip pack. Avaialble sizes are: 1024×768, 1152×864, 1280×720, 1280×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1360×768, 1440×900, 1600×900, 1600×1024 and 1600×1200.

million tales

Space object. It looks like a moon, but certainly too close to tell. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1280×1024.

moon

Simple and Subtle.

Black Matter. Wallpaper pack for the Black Matter desktop setup. Consists patterns of wood, paper, fleur and concrete. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1280×960.

black matter

Black pattern. Subtle black color square pattern. Suitable as wallpaper or background design. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1680×1050.

black pattern

Dark wood. Another attempt at dark wood desktop background. Comes in a compressed pack, wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×1024, 1600×1200 and 1900×1200.

dark wood

Creepy and Gothic.

Black Horse. High quality wallpaper of beautiful black horse doing a ground touching. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1280×1024, 1024×768, 1280×960, 1600×1200, 1680×1050, and more.

Creepy horseman and a dramatic weather. A familiar scene of many horror and thriller movies. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960, 1400×1050, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050 and 1280×1024.

creepy horseman

The Horseman. One of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Only half dark, but truely awesome! Wallpaper only available at the size(s) of: 1360×768.

the horseman

Another creepy horseman wallpaper. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960 and 1280×800.

another creepy horseman

Dark Knight. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768.

knight

Comic and Games.

Total War. A wallpaper tribute to the game Empire Total War. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1600×1200, 1280×800, 1440×900 and 1680×1050.

Punisher. Cool dark punisher wallpaper, something the fans will not want to miss. Mobile version f the wallpaper is available too. Desktop wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×960, 1400×1050, 1600×1200, 1280×800, 1440×900 and 1280×1024.

Ironman. Ironman wallpaper with a great depth of field. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1680×1050, 1440×900 and 1280×800.

ironman

Batman The Dark Knight. The dark wallpaper collection is not complete without some wallpapers of the dark knight. Notice the Badman shadow casted on the logo? Comes in a wallpaper pack, sizes include: 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900 and1280x800.

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The Dark Knight

Dark knight. Yet another great Batman wallpaper re-created by skywasher for the 1200×800 resolution.

batpod

Typography.

Peace. As quotted on the wallpaper: When you make peace with yourself, you make peace with the world. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1920×1200.

A little motivation. "Do your work. Don’t be stupid" Wallpaper available in various sizes, including: 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×960 and 1920×1200.

do your work, don't be stupid

Misc.

Black Angel. Desgined by Seventhstreet Studio. And yes, the flat thing on the angel’s head is a piece of hair. Wallpaper available in the following size(s): 600×375, 800×500, 1024×640, 1600×1000,

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