When I was a kid the one color I hated the most (besides lilac, I still hate lilac) was gray. I thought it was boring, uninteresting, sad, depressing even – not that I knew or cared one bit about what depression was or meant… It was way cooler to play football with the boys, hang from the trees and then come home and stitch some fabric together into something I’d call ‘dresses for my Barbies’…
Anyway, back then, gray was not an option. My favorite colors were blue, green, red and, later, orange. I didn’t fancy yellow because my dad said it made me look sick (and my sister was completely obsessed with it); and oddly enough, pink never really found its way to my heart.
Nowadays, gray stands as one of my favorite colors (along with white, black and green) and I like it in pretty much everything (except as a concept for uncertainty): most of my bedroom is gray (sheets and walls and all), the wallpaper for my office (waiting for me to have time to put it up) is gray, most of my jumpers are gray, my favorite Converse (after the white) I’ve had since high school are gray, one of my favorite colors for nail polish is gray, my favorite metal is silver, etc.
As a matter of fact, Gray stands for quite different meanings in Color Psychology (and apparently every source on Google says a different thing and unfortunately I don’t have my book here to confirm). I like to focus on the positive side – the timelessness, the strength and intellect, the class, the “calm, understated confidence” (read more here).
Style wise, gray combination always come across with a soft sophistication, a certain casual but elegant ease. Or perhaps that’s just me…I love it. So, here’s some inspiration in case you’re also a fan or at least interested. ;)
All images via Pinterest (like usual…)