the misunderstood color of grey
Published: Monday, October 21, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 15:10
There is a quote by Andre Gide that states, “The color of truth is gray.” Of all the colors we have I believe gray to be the most misunderstood.
If you take black or white and alter their tint or hue in the slightest, they are considered gray, which is why we have so many shades. This color is frequently associated with gloom, sadness, negativity, storms, depression, age and boredom however I completely disagree.
During my time researching fashion trend websites the color that keeps standing out is gray. Home décor, art, vehicles and fashion are obsession over the many shades of gray.
The color is mysterious, strong, sexy, smart, sharp and classic. Each student I interviewed agreed.
“It’s simply a good color,” graduate student Jaidev Sehrawat said.
“It goes well with everything,” management senior Tyler Turgeon-Schramm said.
Not only is this a good color, but it’s also claimed as the “color for fall” by several magazines and websites.
It is easy to understand why we associate gray with age, mostly because of our hair slowly loosing color over time. However, why is age considered a negative of our society? Other cultures welcome age as part of life and a sign of knowledge. The more years on earth an individual has the more experiences, lessons, facts and knowledge they carry with them.
Some people, mostly women, will go through great lengths to hide their graying hair just to hide their age. My grandmother is in her 70s and has had gray hair for a long time, presently she shows off her gray hair and dresses in colors that match well with gray and enhance her beauty. I hope I can be as confident as her someday; she embraces her age and makes it look good!
So, I think all of us should appreciate the value of gray. It is our choice how we represent a color and what it means to us. Take out the gloom and look sharp with how you adorn gray.