The meaning of emptiness
In some cases, white denotes "emptiness". White as non color transforms into a symbol of nonbeing. Yet emptiness doesn't mean "nothingness" or "energy-less"; rather, in many cases, it indicates a condition, or kizen, which will likely be filled with content in the future; On the basis of this assumption, the application of white is able to create a forceful energy for communication.
A creative mind, in short, does not see an empty bowl as valueless, but perceives it as existing in a transitional state, waiting for the content that will eventually fill it; and this creative perspective instills power in the emptiness. The deep relationship between kuhaku, or "emptiness", and the color white is established through this communicative process.
— Kenya Hara, White