Are Black & White Colors?

This is one of the most debated issues about color. If you ask a scientist, you might get a reply that based on physics, black is not a color, white is a color. However, if you ask an artist, you might get an answer that black is a color and white is not a color. What are your thoughts?

One thing we can all agree on is that Black + White is always in fashion!

Fabrics featured from top to bottom:

Luxe 714/96 titanium
Suede Plush 729/80 black
Zone 702/80 thriller
Agile 724/80 pronto
Zone 702/96 out
Link 716/80 fixed

black and white upholstery textiles in several patterns and textures

Are Black & White Colors?