Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Variations on a Theme: Gray

Waterloo Bridge, Gray Day - Monet, 1903

Another gray day! (Or another grey day if you're in other English-speaking countries.) Even on sunny days, gray has a slightly negative reputation - gray hair, etc. But, in the winter, gray is associated with All Things Dreary: stormy skies, rainy weather, snow plow slush, and . . . gray hair. I think gray needs a bit of positive PR - so here are a few Grays that are far from dreary.

Gray can be sophisticated and elegant as seen in this 1911 painting by John Singer Sargent, aptly titled Repose:

And, while I don't think it's the right look for me (!), gray hair (not to mention a well-tailored gray suit) can be very cheery . . .

And what better way to zip around town than in this 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud? The gray here clearly means luxury.

At home, gray can be calming yet beautiful:

Indoors and out:

So embrace today's grayness . . . wishing you a gray day!


  1. I have grey tiles in my bathroom that I largely ignored until this year...but with grey towels and polished nickel hardware it really looks good. We have two silver and one charcoal grey car, too...and I may or may not have grey hair.

  2. Isn't it funny how you can make a small change in a room and really transform it? And, I'm totally with you on the hair issue . . .
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you! I'll look at these grey, dreary days in a new light!


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