In photography, desaturation means discoloration, removing colorfulness toward the grayscale image. Slightly desaturated colors are also called broken colors.
Desaturation is also an antonym of "supersaturated", which is a feature of our present-life reality. We are oversaturated with colors, sounds, structures, products, appointments, events, offers and demands. Calmness and a leisurely pace in everyday life are diminished, our lifetime slips away.
Welcome to the desaturated world.