My homage to Raven and study in shaded black. To shade a color, you add black to it. Add black to red and you have maroon - a shade of red. What happens if you add a color or colors to black? Does it shade the colors or the black? This depends on the saturation of black in relation to the saturation level of the other colors. The following 13 colorways are heavily saturated in black. This gives us shaded blacks. Some are darker than others because of the colors they are with. Blues, purples, and even green darken, while the red end of the spectrum enriches while darkening.