Color of the Week

Heather Grey. 

Everyone loves a heather grey sweater…so why not just the color?

This ever so diverse color is a part of the ‘cool grey’ family. Grey describes the colors ranging from black to white. These, including white and black, are known as achromatic colors or neutral colors. These “new” neutrals have low colorfulness and chroma. Most grey pigments have a cool or warm cast to them, as the human eye can detect even a minute amount of saturation. Yelloworange, and red create a “warm grey”. Greenblue, and violet create a “cool grey”. When there is no cast at all, it is referred to as “neutral grey”, “achromatic grey” or simply “grey”. The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700.


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