If you haven’t guessed, I’m going to be talking about the affects of grey on the blog today! I was very surprised when I read about the affects of grey, since I have been loving this color lately! I was needing just a little grey in my life to even out the crazy colors I had going on in the house. I think the use of grey has not affected us in a negative way, but I found this so very interesting:
Pure grey is the only colour that has no direct psychological properties. It is, however, quite suppressive. A virtual absence of colour is depressing and when the world turns grey we are instinctively conditioned to draw in and prepare for hibernation. Unless the precise tone is right, grey has a dampening effect on other colours used with it. Heavy use of grey usually indicates a lack of confidence and fear of exposure.
Isn’t that interesting? I love the color, bottom line. But it’s good to know that certain colors should be used in certain portions. I am so glad I thought about what shade of grey I wanted to paint our nursery before making a quick decision. I think the nursery has a peaceful feeling, which is what I believe grey has the ability to do as well. Something about it is slightly calming. To me anyway.
What do you think? Are you a fan of grey or do you also think it can be a bit depressing?