At passionforpattern, we have remained silent for far too long on the subject of grey….and now the time has come to be brave and stand by our aesthetic convictions. While we hate to spoil the fun, we have come to the conclusion that grey has had its day. We know, we know, we KNOW all the attractions. We know that that it is a quick and easy way to seem like a knowing urban sophisticate, a member of some counter intuitive aesthetic inner circle. But the colour that has now become as ubiquitous as beige a decade ago has a fundamental flaw –  the fact is that British-based readers of this blog live in the northern hemisphere where we have quite enough grey anyway; skies, sea, skin (even, you may have noticed recently, in the height of summer).  We need neutrals with warmth. And it’s called stone. It is grey with with a bit of red (or is it green?). As opposed to beige which is grey with a bit of yellow. It’s a subtle difference, we know. But it’s important. Please don’t hate us. If you look deep inside your souls, you know it’s true.