Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Color Gray



Hello,  Hope everyone is having a restful weekend!
Not sure why, but lately I keep reaching for the color gray.
Gray slacks, tees, knits and skirts

Wearing the Color Gray  can be charming, chic and not so dull!


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.
In the meaning of colors, gray is conservative, boring, drab and depressing on the one hand and elegant and formal on the other, yet never glamorous.
Gray conforms - it is conventional, dependable and practical. It is a color of maturity and responsibility, associated with the gray hair of old age. It will never be the centre of attention, the dynamic leader or the director - it is too safe and toned down.
The color gray can stifle and depress energy but it is also the stable base from which the new and positive can come.
Gray is controlled. It has a steadying effect on other colors with which it comes into contact, toning down the stronger and brighter colors and illuminating the softer colors. Rarely is gray a perfect mix of black and white - it often has elements of other colors such as blue, green, pink, mauve or yellow within it which lift it and energize it.
Too much of the color gray creates sadness and depression and a tendency to loneliness and isolation. Add some color to change this.
Most people are indifferent to gray- it relates to the corporate worker in the gray suit - conservative, reliable, formal and independent and maybe boring.