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as in:  subdued colors

I prefer a restaurant that lends itself to subdued conversation.
  to reduce the intensity of something — such as colors, light, conversation, or mood

or in the form subdued:  describing something of low intensity
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  • I prefer a restaurant that lends itself to subdued conversation.
  • She was very upset this morning, but was more subdued and thoughtful when we talked this afternoon.
  • The meal’s subdued.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • So subdued, in fact, that there are long periods of silence relieved only by the removal of old dishes and presentation of new ones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
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Associated words [difficulty]:   subdued [2]
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