Tag Archives: Gray

Color of the Week

French Grey. 

There is not just one ‘French Grey’, in fact there are many levels to this fantastic color (a color that I have chosen for my master bedroom). The variations of this color comes in the form of percentages (%). For example French Grey 90%, which happens to be a very dark version of the color, or French Grey 20%, a light version.

French Grey is different from Cool Grey. French Grey has a warmer undertone than that of Cool Grey. Just think of yellow versus a blue. Yellow is a warmer color than blue, so the same goes for French Grey and Cool Grey.

French Grey vs. Cool Grey

Here are some other inspiration images for you…

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.