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This box shows the color gray.

Gray or grey is the color of black and white mixed together.

Gray is the color of an elephant, cement, pencil writing, and rainy clouds. Gray often looks like someone made black lighter, but not so light that it is white.

Grey color represents neutrality and balance.

In the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Ireland, and New Zealand, as well as a few other countries, this word is spelled grey. In the United States and Canada, it is spelled gray.

The first recorded use of gray as a color name in English was in 700. [1]

Meaning of grey

  • The colour grey represents pessimism; its opposite, optimism, is represented by the colour rose. It also represents metal.

Shades of grey colour comparison chart

The chart below shows those shades of grey that are major web colours.

HTML Colour Name Sample Hex triplet
(rendered by name) (rendered by hex triplet)
gainsboro #DCDCDC
lightgrey #D3D3D3
silver #C0C0C0
darkgrey #A9A9A9
grey #808080
dimgrey #696969
lightslategrey #778899
slategrey #708090
darkslategrey #2F4F4F

Tones of grey color comparison chart

  • White Smoke (Hex: F5F5F5) (RGB: 245, 245, 245)
  • Platinum (Hex: E5E4E2) (RGB: 229, 228, 226)
  • Timberwolf (Hex: DBD7D2) (RGB: 219, 215, 210)
  • Silver (Light grey) (Hex: C0C0C0) (RGB: 192, 192, 192)
  • Gray (X11 Gray) (Hex: BEBEBE) (RGB: 190, 190, 190)
  • Gray (Grey) (Hex: 808080) (RGB 128, 128, 128)
  • Gunmetal (Hex: #2A3439) (RGB: 42, 52, 57)
  • Jet (Hex: #343434) (RGB: 52, 52, 52)
    Warm gray Cool gray
    Mixed with 6% yellow. Mixed with 6% blue.

    Gray Media

    Related pages


    1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196