Timeless tranquility and silent elegance

The Japanese word shibui 渋い (shibusa, shibumi noun) refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. The seven elements of shibui are simplicity, implicity, modesty, naturalness, everydayness, imperfection, and silence. This shows timeless tranquility and somber serenity. This word is also described as ’acerbic good taste’. Shibui colours may range from pastels to dark, prefered are brown, black and soft white. Like other Japanese aesthetics terms, such as wabi- sabi, shibui can apply to a wide varierity of subjects, not just art or fashion.