Shades of gray surround us, after a brief taste of warmer weather! Mother Nature insists on playing around, so it might be time to embrace this neutral, and welcome it into our beady lives!
According to empoweryourselfwithcolorpsychology.com: “The color gray is an unemotional color. It is detached, neutral, impartial and indecisive – the fence-sitter.
From a color psychology perspective, gray is the color of compromise – being neither black nor white, it is the transition between two non-colors. The closer gray gets to black, the more dramatic and mysterious it becomes. The closer it gets to silver or white, the more illuminating and lively it becomes.
Being both motionless and emotionless, gray is solid and stable, creating a sense of calm and composure, relief from a chaotic world.
The color gray is subdued, quiet and reserved. It does not stimulate, energize, rejuvenate or excite.”
Gray is the perfect way to calm and relax! A sophisticated colour, extremely easy to wear, yet not for the faint at heart. You’ll need a certain panache to wear it well!
I love this colour! It’s a good staple for the winter, but (in lighter shades) is also cool and refreshing for summer. Did you know that pearls are some of my favourite shades of gray? Nothing can beat, those soft, clear, delicious, medium gray shades, and let’s not forget the rest of the gray components! They can always be paired with beads, leather, or chain, and worked into a spectacular piece of jewelery (see BeadFX for sources and “Inspirations“)!
Did you know that gray (or is it grey) is the perfect photographic backdrop (in my humble opinion)? It’s a neutral, and because of that, it let’s the other colours shine! In a perfect world, I would pair gray with white, black, gray, or navy? But then again, it also looks great with red, yellow, and a deep velvety purple!
Like a perfect pair of sweats, a rainy day, a sterling bracelet, or a soft and enveloping fog, gray makes a huge impact on our lives! We’re living in a crazy world, so is it any wonder that we need to wear something gray and calming? Besides, its certainly cheaper than therapy!