Beautiful Covers: Black

Hey peeps, welcome to another Beautiful Covers! I’m working my way through the rainbow, so check out the rest of the colors when they come out over the next several weeks! This is the second to last week I’ll be doing for colors, so I hope you check back next week for the last color.

Today’s color is: black!

Black is a tricky color because it can mean totally different things to many different people. It can mean darkness and despair, nighttime, mystery and secrets. I think black covers are quite gorgeous in their own ways, especially when combined with accent colors.

1 . Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Can we just appreciate this cover for a moment? LOOK AT IT. That wing! Those hidden buildings! The font! Everything about this cover screams gorgeous and I think that it’s an eye catcher. Plus, the pages are edged in black, too, so bonus points for that.

2. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman


Okay, I know this is mostly orange/brown/yellow, BUT it has an undertone of black, so I’m including it here. I love how the colors and shapes and font pop against the dark background and how it really holds true to the theme of a Western without being too over the top.

3. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp


I think this one is a very powerful cover because when you know what the content is about you can make the connection of the shattered pieces of chalk alludes to the characters in the book. I think picking the plain black background with the colorful pieces was an awesome design choice.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


I love this cover so much, ahhhhhh. Again, I love how things stand out against the black background and this is no different. The silhouettes of the two main characters looking back at one another, and then the circus in between… lovely!

5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


I love this cover, I’ll admit it. I think that it’s simple and stands out against the crowd. When it first came out I thought that it was stunning and that it really piqued my interest. I still think it’s lovely and a good design for the first book as it kind of alludes to what’s “forbidden.”

And there you have it for this week! I actually had an easier time picking out black covers than I did any other color. Weird.

Let me know some of your favorite black covers and what you think of my choices. Do you like it when images pop from a black background, or are you more into the subtle side of things? Let me know!