Black and white

monochrome form in visual arts

Black-and-white (B/W or B&W) images combine black and white in a continuous spectrum, producing a range of shades of gray. In the 1910s through 1950s, all to some movies were made only in black and white.

The earliest television broadcasts were transmitted in black-and-white, and received and displayed by black-and-white only television sets.[1] Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world's first color television transmission on July 3, 1928


  1. For the effect this caused for team uniforms in televised sports, see: Away colours.