Medicine
The meaning of colors: gray
Emanuela Brumana - 15/06/2016
The meaning of colors: gray

June is the month that, ever since we started school, marks the barrier between the end of the (school) year and the beginning of summer vacation. This dividing line persists, in most people, even several years after finishing their studies and they continue to associate June to that sensation of limbo which throws us into summer, while, at the same time, holding us to our work routine. There is a color that is, in the same way, associated to a confined zone: gray.

This color is a neutral zone between the light of white and the darkness of black, and a look at the theory of color will help us to understand its nature. Gray is often thought to be obtained by mixing white and black, whereas it can actually be obtained by uniting the three primary colors as well, in different proportions according to the degree of gray one wishes to obtain. This teaches us that the properties of the other colors vibrate within the color gray and that its neutrality is actually a base on which to be influenced by the colors that are placed next to it.

By June, nature is already at the height of its splendor and associating gray to this month means to make the green of the fields vibrate even more, as well as the blue of the sky and the red of the first sunrises of the summer, making us absorb all of their positivity.

Not by chance, in the spas, the use of neutral gray tones, whether it is in the form of a rock or treated wood, is a great base for any treatment we prepare ourselves to start.

From a chromotherapy standpoint, therefore, there are no true benefits associated with the color gray. However, used in combination with other light beams, it can absorb their potentialities. Therefore, wearing a neutral colored bathing suit will help us to obtain greater benefit from a chromatic shower session, for example.

Gray is not suggested for particularly remissive subjects who would be attracted by its neutrality and would, therefore, not be able to strengthen their extroverted side.

Emanuela Brumana
Graduate in Phylosophy, currently works as an editor in the publishing industry and writes texts for web. Painter and illustrator under the pseudonym ebmela.