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The Edit: The Meaning of Grey Prints

The colour grey is calm, impartial, and harmonious. Grey is a melancholy, emotionless colour that is frequently used to convey the notions of formality, conservatism, and sophistication as well as the adjectives dull, dirty, and dingy.


Damien Hirst
Composition Gallery

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Josef Albers
iMuseum Vegas

Paper Airplane

Nate Lowman
Robert Fontaine Gallery

East Side

Philip Guston
Krakow Witkin Gallery

Grey is a classic and useful colour that is frequently connected to sadness or loss. Charcoal grey, which is quite dark, conveys some of the power and mystique of black. It is a classy hue without the gloomy undertones of black. Some of the characteristics of the colour white can be present in light greys.


The uncomfortable thoughts brought on by the colour grey have an impact on the mind and body. Dark greys are more manly in nature while light greys are more feminine.

Nenette And Maria

Stephen Chambers
Paupers Press

Portrait de femme de profil

Pablo Picasso
John Szoke Gallery

Excavation (Boston, MA)

Sean Hurley
ebo Gallery


Betye Saar

Cirrus Gallery

Grey also has other connotations:


  • – Grey matter is a term used to describe knowledge, cognition, and intellect.
    – The phrase “grey power” refers to the influence of senior adults or older people.
    – A text-heavy page with minimal contrast or white space is referred to as a “grey page.”
    – An aged person is commonly referred to as having “grey hair.”
    – Grey water is a term used to describe filthy water, such as water that has been emptied from a kitchen sink or bathtub.

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Eva Mueller
Center Street Studio

That Was Then And This Is Now

Ed Ruscha
Baldwin Contemporary

Elizabeth Taylor- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Russell Young
Taglialatella Galleries

Drei Mädchen am Strand

Erich Heckel

Galerie Henze & Ketterer