As emphasized under "About" on this home page, it's sometimes credible to interpret darkish/grayish nuances more or less positively... It's really too simple to say that such nuances are automatically depressive/destructive. Even you may gain by thinking more positively about darkish/grayish nuances - especially if you happen to live in a country that is quite rainy and/or dark... 

How do you feel when you're looking at this picture..? In our minds, the ambience here is calm, poetic, secure... A lot of children are not afraid of the dark, for example at home... There may be an adult outside this picture; the contact may be trustful. In what way may a wider context of this kind alter the interpretation..?  

The child may be saying something here - what..? However, we think that this child feels that the adult is listening.