oggy mornings and hazy dusks; tiredness after one festive season and the anticipation of another – we dedicate this in-between time to the colour that embodies the chilly days of winter – grey.
Did you know that grey is achromatic, which literally means “without colour”?
An absolute neutral, mostly used as a backdrop for brighter colours and prints, grey takes centre stage this season. With the buzz generated by the infamous book, Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s no surprise that designers got inspired to explore this colour to its fullest for Fall Winter 2013-14. Seen on the runways of Armani, Versace and even pastel king Manish Malhotra, the humble colour is now a hit with the celebs.
The go-to colour for men’s formal wear (no surprises here), grey is the safest colour for the experiment weary. Wear a grey suit with a pop of bright in the form of a tie, like Imran Khan, or take the monotone route, like Hrithik Roshan; either way, grey lends that air of dignity and sophistication to a look. A textured grey kurta like Saif’s or a printed tee, like Aamir’s, are also ways you can wear this colour.
Grey can be a tricky colour, especially for women, as too much of it can wash you out, so make sure it’s not flat. A texture as seen in Priyanka Chopra’s shimmery dress, or Deepika Padukone’s t-shirt and jeans, or even a print like in Blake Lively’s ensemble, will bring out the beauty of this muted colour. Use this colour to its advantage as a base to highlight that bold red lipstick or the quirky neon accessory.
Grey is also a great substitute for black and tan accessories, as it goes well with both warm and cool colours. No other colour is so versatile!
Beauty tip: Ladies, the only thing you need to remember while wearing a grey top/muffler/scarf or dress (basically, any garment close to your face), is to conceal your under eye dark circles really well, as grey tends to highlight it more than any other colour.
But if you want to give this lovely neutral its moment in the limelight, wear it top to bottom its different shades, and with a steaming hot cuppa, enjoy the toasty winter days.
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