Shades of Gray:
Gray colors range from almost black to almost white and sometimes carry a hint of blue or brown. Gray and silver are sometimes used interchangeable although silver has a shinier, more metallic sheen.
With Other Colors:
- These color palettes feature shades of gray, including very bluish grays, combined with yellow, blue, orange, and teal.
- ColorCombos has a large selection of gray color schemes. Click on an image you like to get the hex, RGB, CMYK, and HSV values for each color in the palette.
- Also from ColorCombos, these are color schemes that go with the color shuttle gray, a nice medium shade.
- Creative Color Schemes features several muted color palettes centered on gray tones. "This Graytone is the collection of grayish colors including warm grays and cool grays that are sleek and practical." Notice how these muted grays pop when placed on a black background.
In Other Design Fields:
- Gray matter - brains, intellect
- Gray power - having to do with the elderly or senior citizens
- Gray - dull, dingy, dirty
- Gray page or gray text - in desktop publishing, a text-heavy page with little contrast or white space
- Gray-hair - old person (not necessarily derogatory)
- Gray water - dirty water such as water drained from a bathtub or kitchen sink (not a bad thing when recycled for gardening, etc.)
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