Graphite is a soft black made with purplish blues and brown and is not completely black. Looks beautiful with Duck Egg Blue. When waxed it becomes a beautiful black like dark slate. Using Emperor’s Silk as a base with Graphite on top is beautiful way to achieve the look of an old lacquerwork piece. Imagine it on a console table. Stencil or transfer details in Pure White on Graphite look like chalk art and are very striking.