MAD ABOUT HUE: Touch of Grey

"The only thing there is to say

every silver lining's got a touch of grey..." - Grateful Dead

 
As children, it is one of the first questions we learn to ask when we are getting to know someone: "What's your favorite color?" Early on, we understood the answer held meaning and insight into an individual's personality. There is no doubt we are drawn to a particular hue because of the way it makes us feel. We refer to this as "color psychology" -  it is quite powerful, and an extremely useful tool for a designer. 

Today, we are taking a look at one of the most popular colors (or non-colors as some might argue) used by those in the trade. In my opinion, when utilized correctly, it can create one of the most sophisticated palettes in existence:

"Grey is the color of intellect, knowledge and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative and carries authority. Grey is controlled and inconspicuous. Grey is timeless."

One of the most stunning applications of grey I've seen recently is within the interior of this London residence. Grounded with shades of black and enhanced by tints of white, it is a study in mastering the art of layering tone, texture and light without the crutch of a "color." It is inspiring - a silver lining...with a touch of grey. 

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Images: Architectural Digest    Designer: Hubert Zandberg

Images: Architectural Digest    Designer: Hubert Zandberg

Be inspired.

Uniquely yours,

Kimberly