True confession; I don’t wear black. Okay, I do have some black dress pants and dress shoes, but that’s about it. I don’t look good in black, so why go there.
Navy blue feels too formal and while I look fine in it, I feel like I am wearing a uniform from some military or prep school.
Remember way back in the 80’s when colour draping was all the rage? I was deemed an autumn. I can wear earthy colours well. Browns, oranges, golden yellow, mossy greens, my closet is full of them.
But as I’ve age, I have found that my skin tone has changed and my wardrobe has become more simplistic in style. The colour grey has become my go to colour of choice.
Grey is trendy. Have you seen the young ladies sporty grey hair? Who would have thought that my grey hair would become a fashion statement.
Grey, is not really a colour. It is a neutral or achromatic colour, meaning literally that it is a colour “without colour.” Maybe that is why I find it so versatile.
Grey by itself is considered a neutral tone; calm, conservative, and without emotion. It can be refined and classic but it can also come across as lifeless, fixed or apathetic.
So why would I be in love with such a potentially depressing colour? Because grey can tone other colours, and in turn, by adding a tint of another colour to grey, it becomes a whole range of cool or warm versions of the original colour.
Black can’t do that. Black is the absent of colour.
More than 50 shades of grey are available! Okay, pun intended.
And who says grey is an emotionless colour. Just look at these fierce greys.
How can you not feel some warm and tender emotion for these fluffs of grey.
What about the greys of elemental metals used in jewelry?
- The whitish grey of silver is known as a excellent conductor of energy.
- Platinum, know as the “solid wisdom metal”, great for meditation.
- The dense weight of the dark brownish grey of tungsten is a powerful protector.
- Rhodium, a darker grey metal, colouring closer to steel, is the metal of achievement, power and respect.
Is it any wonder these beautiful metals are so popular. Pair with gemstones and your jewelry can be a powerful energy ally.
There is a shade of grey for every person. My husband looks amazing in the cool grey tone of a soldier blue. I love the medium tone of a flannel grey but I like to lighten up in summer and switch to a whiter, dove grey instead
The right grey can accent the salt and pepper streaks in a mature head of hair. Or showcase the shimmer of your venerable crown of silver locks.
Add an unexpected punch of coral or turquoise in your outfit of grey and you are styling.
Black can actually make you look older. Choose the softer tone of charcoal grey instead. If you are pale in complexion, white will make you appear paler. Go for a light silver grey and get the same crisp feel the colour white gives. With the many shades of grey, there is sure to be the perfect one to compliment your colouring and age.
Embrace the grey folks. Grey is the new black. It is the new colour of the baby boomer generation. Once you go grey, you won’t go back.
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