Grey can represent modesty, seriousness and conformity when it comes to business world fashion for both genders, yet can reflect humility and also poverty when worn by monks and priests of different religious orders. Grey can be interpreted as uncertainty and indifference on one hand and yet reflect intelligence, mental power and reflection on the other. Shades of grey often represent magnitudes of good and bad for many and indecision or reluctance to commit to a black and white decision for others. Recently, another twist has been added with the release of a book series and film titled "Fifty Shades of Grey" lending more credence to the term. There is also a perception held by many that grey is a negative, signifying solitude, boredom and emptiness placing anything 'grey' under suspicion. Grey hair denotes old age and the elderly, something every youthful generation wishes to ignore as it conveys the repellent message of "vanitas", a life party spoiler, if ever there was one. Lastly, grey stands for both shadows and secrecy when referring to the hidden power behind the authority figures which are visible, but is also representative of the colour of ashes, of mourning and repentance in some religions including Christianity.
Where would the glory of the rainbow colours be without grey to provide that wonderful, resonant contrast for them? I hope you'll take some time to think about 'grey' and what it means in your life.