The Symbolism Of Glacier Grey: Color Swatches For The Soul - Darn Good Yarn

The Symbolism Of Glacier Grey: Color Swatches For The Soul

Written by Michaela MacBlake Matthews

Welcome back to another edition of Color Swatches For The Soul, where we are taking a closer look at the symbolism of shades, and how to set the mood for your craft projects, fashion, and lifestyle with color psychology! Today we’re looking at Glacier Grey.

Glacier Grey neutral color symbolism with a flowering vine, a book, a ball of yarn, and a pair of high heels next to a woman's silhouette in a white frame.

The Grey Family

Greys are fully or mostly desaturated colors, and tend to be very analytical in nature. They don’t possess the personality of hues, however, much like metals they can conduct and amplify the energy of the colors around them! Greys give an unbiased form to the surrounding colors, and can make extremely bright colors feel more sustained.

How Glacier Grey Sets The Mood

Glacier Grey is a very light, silvery shade with a slight (almost invisible) touch of blue. This color is bright, giving it a bit of optimism while still remaining neutral, professional, and smart. This color is analytical, and can be chilling when surrounded by only cool hues.

A Glacier Grey ball of yarn floating above two crafter's hands in a color wheel background.

How To Use Glacier Grey In Your Craft Projects

Glacier Grey can add an air of professionalism to otherwise loud colors. As a light and neutral shade, it can be used as a base color, or in most any pattern whether large or small, chunky or delicate.

When creating homemade gifts, Glacier Grey leaves plenty of room for the recipient’s personality. It is a fantastic buffer color when you think someone might like a bit of a certain color, but aren’t sure enough to commit the whole project to it.

A woman's face silhouette in a swirly white frame on a neutral grey color palette background.

Color Palettes For Glacier Grey

As a light grey, Glacier is one of the most easily paired colors available. Its most notable dynamics are with loud, spunky colors like grape soda, neon aqua, fuschia, and mustard yellow. Extreme shades like these are somewhat neutralized by Glacier Grey, making it easier to display a bold personality without overwhelming the project.

Use Glacier Grey when you want to make a bold statement, but to do it in a soft voice.

If you can feel it, there’s a color for it!

Gorgeous Grey Gifts!

Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Michaela Matthews wearing red lipstick and a poofy red scarf with white flower arrangement in background.

"Mac" is on the Lifestyle Team here at Darn Good Yarn, and loves taking a ‘teach a man to fish’ approach to creative therapy. She is certified in neuro-linguistic programming, and is also the surreal artist and author behind Surrealismac.