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A Study in Grey

"Grey or gray (American English alternative; see spelling differences) is an intermediate color between black and white. It is a neutral color or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color "without color," because it can be composed of black and white.[2] It is the color of a cloud-covered sky, of ash and of lead.[3]

The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in AD 700.[4] Grey is the dominant spelling in European and Commonwealth English, although gray remained in common usage in the UK until the second half of the 20th century.[5] Gray has been the preferred American spelling since approximately 1825,[6] although grey is an accepted variant.[7][8]

In Europe and North America, surveys show that grey is the color most commonly associated with neutrality, conformity, boredom, uncertainty, old age, indifference, and modesty. Only one percent of respondents chose it as their favorite color.[9]"

Greys I find beautiful - just some of the names of grey shades

Gainsboro, Light gray, Silver, Medium grey, Spanish gray, Gray, Dim gray, Davy's gray, Jet, Middle grays, Xanadu, Platinum, Ash gray, Battleship gray, Gunmetal, Nickel, Charcoal, Stone gray, Cool gray, Cadet gray, Blue-gray, Glaucous, Slate-gray, Gray-green, Marengo, Puce, Rose quartz, Cinereous, Rocket metallic, Taupe

Many shades of grey
Many shades of grey

"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before”Neil Gaiman

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