i just had an epiphany. as you know from my previous thread, i recently acquire a glace frame bag in smoke + slate. this basically falls under the grey category. and i did remember looking at various "smoke"/grey bags recently. but i totally underestimated how different a natural colour grey can be, especially in a bag (leather!). it seems obvious that grey is not black or brown. but somewhere in the back of my mind, i thought grey would just be a lighter black. that is, black will do as well a job. but boy was i wrong. the grey opened up so many colour schemes which was not there before (such as how lovely and different it looked with my silver and turquoise jewelries). so for those of you who are sitting on the fence about grey, thinking that it might be a frivolous colour you do not need, it is not! if you have a lot of colours such as purple, turquoise, etc, this is a great neutral colour to have, which black or brown will never substitute! hurrah for grey! and i don't mean only this season!