Grey (more common in British English) or gray (more common in American English) is an intermediate color between black and white. It is a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is "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]

    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#808080
sRGBB (r, g, b)(128, 128, 128)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k)(0, 0, 0, 50)
HSV (h, s, v)(0°, 0%, 50%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(54, 0, 0°)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The first recorded use of grey as a color name in the English language was in 700 CE.[4] Grey is the dominant spelling in European and Commonwealth English, while gray has been the preferred spelling in American English; both spellings are valid in both varieties of English.

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.[5]

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