10 THING ABOUT USING COLOR IN YOUR STORY
1. Every color is symbolic.
2. Every color comes with feelings and images.
3. Every color can show/reveal nuance, subtext, and feelings that can amplify characterization, conflict, and emotion.
4. Color and/or color descriptors can direct or distract the reader’s attention.
5. An adjective or 2 is all you need.
6. Be mindful of cultural symbolism.
7.Be mindful of East and West color symbolism. It is often different.
8. Color and color descriptors can show or reveal a character’s mood personality, and/or their world view.
9. Colors can show a character’s intentions or emotions without telling.
10. Flavor your color descriptions to make your prose more purposeful.
Gray is a color that can show emotion, setting, and personality, and the adjectives used to describe the color have feelings and images attached to them. Using a color, like gray, can add nuance and enrich your writing, no matter what you’re describing.