Catherine Bowen, Plascon Trends Editor
Previously on our blog we covered the Plascon Essential Collection in two parts (Essential Collection Part One | Essential Collection Part Two); we showed you the inspiration behind the moods and themes in this collection of classic colours, which was compiled by our Colour Manager, Anne Roselt.
Yesterday we looked at the Beige and Ivory tones of the Neutrals; today we look at the Greys. Grey seems to be a colour that we just can’t get enough of!
Again, inspiration is everywhere in nature: from stormy skies of thunderous grey cumulonimbus clouds, to stormy seas of grey-green waves, to grey-brown tones of shale and the soft down feathers of birds, to the man-made textures and colour of concrete… Everywhere there is colour to be emulated.
Our Essential Collection has a grey with every possible undertone that you could hope for: blue, green, brown, black, purple.
From the perspective of colour psychology, greys are the colour of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. Grey is perceived to be a colour that is long-lasting, classic, sleek and refined; it carries a sense of dignity, conservatism and authority; it is controlled and inconspicuous and is the colour of compromise (sitting between the extremes of black and white). Grey is therefore the perfect neutral and background colour.
So if you are wanting to give a room in your home or work-space a timeless and classic makeover, why not consider one of these shades of grey!