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Gray - Mood & Messages
There are few people who claim to love or hate grays. Grays are truly neutral. They absorb all light rays to equal degree. Grays result from mixing blacks and whites, oranges and purples, and all additional complementary color pairings.
Primarily gray spaces require other accent colors in order to convey emotion or a mood. Left alone, grays communicate maturity and wisdom. These spaces will not encourage coversation and are recommended only for areas where you wish to retreat for peace of mind.
Darker grays convey a stately formality, while lighter grays waft a relaxing air across a space. Metallic grays are associated with state-of-the-art technology and refinement. Use grays sparingly to foggy, rainy climates to avoid a depressing effect.
Use grays to temper extreme color schemes