Gray in feng shui is the focused, protective, polished metal element, cool yin (quiet) & subtle chic. While we all strive to live in the white or fall into the black, the gray has a million shades of cool and precise. Against a gray backdrop, color has more punch. Here are ways to use the color gray to gain more focus, precision & a more curated sensibility in life. Plus… gray can be simply gorgeous!
A gray living room can be an absolute sanctuary. Choose lighter shades for more “watery” flow and deeper shades for a more intense metal strengthening vibe. Even a simple room gains more elegance with gray.
See how colors above leap out against the intensity of gray? Beware of the above, though. I would definitely have integrated more earthy tones or watery shades of blue above to create a more “livable” living room, but I love the dramatic example of color against grey.
Grey in light tones with texture can work for a bedroom, but its really dependent upon the personaility of the person who lives there. If you tend toward consuming relationships, a bit of grey in the bedroom balanced by earthy tones can work to keep your boundaries stronger.
My favorite? Gray offices! Gray is a fabulous color for those who tend toward messes and disorder. Gray is a perfecting, finishing color. It helps you to curate your “stuff” a bit more.
And of course, the symbolism of gray is not lost on this gray idea. While the black & white are graphic and intense, there are a million shades of reality that are worth exploring in the gray. The extremes are not always a good thing!!! xoxo Dana