Meaning of Gray
Color Symbolism



Paying attention to the meaning of gray will set the theme or mood to your beading designs. Discover how the color gray can help add a certain expression of feelings and emotions to your jewelry piece.

Gray symbolizes: Neutrality, Self-Control

Gray Energy:
Gray is at peace with itself. Like the wise crone or sage, it remains quietly in the background observing, detached, having no need to compete or prove anything. Like a standing stone, its strength is quiet, timeless, and classic. It is a sophisticated color without much of the negative attributes of black.

Light grays have an atmospheric quality of dove-like innocence. Dark grays carries with it some of the strength and mystery of black. Charcoal is a smart choice when you want the effect of black without the heaviness. Deep, bluish grays deliver rich masculinity.

Native Americans associate gray with friendship. Gray is the symbol for security, maturity and dependability. It connotes responsibility and conservative practicality.

All shades of gray can be good, neutral background colors. Use lighter grays in place of white and darker gray in place of black. Taupe, a grayish brown neutral is a conservative, slightly earthy, warm shade of gray.


Keywords for the Meaning of Gray:
security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, quiet, old age, practicality, professional, quality, sophisticated, classic, timeless, durability, gloominess, security, balance, neutrality, conservative, self-control, self-reliance


Gray Words:
These words are synonymous with gray or represent various shades of the color gray: charcoal, slate, iron gray, ashen, lead, mousy, gunmetal, silver, dove gray, powder grey, oyster, pearl, taupe, sere.


Using Gray With Other Colors:
Light grays with pastel shades of pink, blue, lavender, and green have a feminine quality. Darken those colors for a more masculine feel. Gray with hot pink can be a little retro. Cool a warm palette by adding gray to rich reds or golden yellows.


Gray Gemstones:
Gray Moonstone, Hematite, Howlite, Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl, Chalcedony, Dolomite, Picasso Jasper, Various Agates and Jaspers

Gray in Feng Shui :
Yin, Metal. Gray is are best for the Helpful People & Travel area of your home.



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