Black or Grey

Abstract GD/WAT/Extempore Topic



A difficult topic to deal with in group discussion because you don’t have any clue how to start and from where to start. When I overthink of Black or Grey colour, the first thing that strikes my mind is the Bollywood movie ‘BLACK’

black or grey gd topic


The recent series ‘Kota Factory’ released by TVF on YouTube has a black & white filter over it which is kind of unsettling unless you watch all the videos


“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour” – Wednesday Addams

“You can have any colour, as long as it’s Black” – Henry Ford

“Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million grey areas, don’t you find?” – Ridley Scott

“A grey day provides the best light”- Leonardo Da Vinci

STATISTICS – What Numbers have to Say?

  • 92.6 % of people say the visual dimension is the number 1 influencing factor affecting the purchase decision
  • Tests indicate that a black and white image may sustain interest for less than two-thirds a second, whereas a coloured image may hold the attention for two seconds or more


  • Heinz changed the colour of their signature ketchup from red to green and sold over 10 million bottles in the first 7 months, resulting in $23 million in sales
  • Colour increases brand recognition by 80%

DESCRIPTION – Let’s take a Deep Dive

Black has been a favourite colour since ages, but nowadays grey has become a tough competitor of black. Either speaking of hair colour or fashion both are competing at their best.


Black is a symbol of Strength, Power, and Authority whereas Grey represents Balance, Neutrality and Conservative.

Both have completely different nature and unique in their own way. As we know that Black has been Best-Loved but Grey has own style of Popularity. It is settled, sophisticated and gives a sense of Balance.



Nowadays, people prefer to keep their hair grey as an acceptance of the natural process and giving a sense of confidence in their own way. Whereas some people also choose black colour for their hair to showcase the youthfulness and elegance. But there is a constant increase in the trend of Grey hairs than Black giving more importance to the originality.



In Fashion as well where black has his own popularity since long, Grey has come up as one of the most preferred Colour nowadays. As a colour of Clothes, Grey represents Loyalty and Dependability whereas Black showcase Power and Authority. Black represents Depth and Seriousness, Unlike Grey which shows good Work Ethics.  So Chose wisely what you want to represent.


And no one can Compete or Overtake each other in any way!!!


So, what is your choice of colour for your next event or meeting?


Abstract topics can be discussed to any length. Try to keep it relevant to the theme discussed otherwise random thoughts will not end up anywhere.

There is nothing correct or wrong in a discussion of abstract topics, your creativity to explore different aspects are checked

You can have different approaches to start with abstract topics. In this case, “Black colour is the best absorber and emitter of radiant energy” and so on

Black or Grey? It’s a tough choice to make because these colours have different significance in changing situations. One can dominate its presence in social life and another one in professional life. Both the colours when used in formal clothing will enhance your personality so their usage in daily life becomes a differentiating factor.

In the present situation, both the colours define life, brands, businesses, personalities, art etc. and the possibilities to new creations is endless.

Author – Bhavi Chauhan

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