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

The Symbolism Of Poppy Seed 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 Poppy Seed.

A set of poppy seed grey symbols including a flowering vine, an open book, a ball of yarn, and a pair of high heels next to a woman's face in a white frame on a color palette background.

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 Poppy Seed Sets The Mood

Poppy Seed Grey is a medium shade of grey, sitting slightly toward the darker side of the spectrum. It also has a very subtle tint of blue, which leads this shade of grey to feel diligent, tireless, and intellectual in nature. While greys are industrious, and blues are loyal, Poppy Seed is sure to get the task at hand completed!

A poppy seed colored ball of yarn floating above two crafter's hands in a rainbow color wheel background.

How To Use Poppy Seed In Your Craft Projects

Poppy Seed is a wonderful color to use when you want to ground the tone of a project, and to incorporate some other, possibly much brighter colors without slipping into a full-on party aesthetic.For handmade gifts, Poppy Seed is the perfect color to use in the middle of a project, to show gratitude while still moving forward. A Poppy Seed knitted scarf, for example, is a great back-to-school gift, especially with a bit of golden detail in the pattern.

A poppy seed grey colored silhouette of a woman's face on a deep grey color palette background.

Color Palettes For Poppy Seed

Poppy Seed has a special talent for taking the colors we love, and keeping them at a respectable volume. The chatty and social baby pink, when paired with Poppy Seed, can become a quiet, whimsical smile. A bold and gold pencil-yellow will simmer down from outrageous laughter, to the reward breaks between efforts. Even in nature, the grow-forward-greens make a transition from wilderness to ancient, monumental gardens with the help of this sturdy, studious grey.

Use Poppy Seed when you need to grease the gears that keep the passions burning, and add a dash of discipline into the mix!

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

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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.