The color gray comes in a multitude of shades. Many contain traces of white or black, while some have various other colors in them. Let’s look closer at some popular shades of gray, their names, hex and RGB codes, so you know how to find and incorporate the colors in your designs.
Arsenic is a darker shade of gray that contains some traces of blue.
RGB 59, 68, 75
Ash gray is named to represent the color of ashes.
RGB 178, 190, 181
Battleship gray gets its name from the paint used to rustproof both steel and iron battleships.
RGB 132, 132, 130
Black coral is named aptly after the soft, deep-water corals known as either black coral or thorn coral.
RGB 84, 98, 111
Blue gray is a straightforward color representing a standard blue color with heavy traces of gray.
RGB 152, 175, 199
Cadet gray has a blue-like tint, and the word was historically used to refer to some military uniforms.
RGB 145, 163, 176
Carbon gray is a darker gray with a slight warm temperature.
RGB 98, 93, 93
Charcoal is colored much like its name sake: the dark gray tones of burnt wood.
RGB 54, 69, 79
Cinereous color is a warmer shade of gray that is tinged with some copper brown tones.
RGB 152, 129, 123
Cool gray is closer to a light gray color that’s been mixed with some blue.
RGB 144, 144, 192
Dark gray color is simply light gray with a darker tint applied.
RGB 169, 169, 169
Davy’s gray is a deeper, darker gray color typically made from slate, carbon black, and iron oxide.
RGB 85, 85, 85
Deep Space Sparkle
Deep space sparkle derives its name from outer space, yet the color tone is a bit lighter with bluish or greenish tints.
Deep Space Sparkle
RGB 74, 100, 108
Dim gray features darker tints of the common gray color.
RGB 105, 105, 105
Gainsboro is a paler tone of gray and it stands as an achromatic color as it lacks any hue.
RGB 220, 220, 220
Gray color is a tone that lands right between white and black.
RGB 128, 128, 128
Gray cloud is a light gray color that can resemble darker clouds in the sky.
RGB 182, 182, 180
Gray dolphin features a color tone that resembles that of a dolphin, which is where it gets its name from.
RGB 92, 88, 88
Gray goose is a deeper gray tone, and the name is a play on the drink known as Grey Goose.
RGB 209, 208, 206
Gray-green, also referred to as emerald-gray, is gray with tones of green in it.
RGB 94, 113, 106
Gray wolf takes its name from the gray wolves found in North America and Eurasia, and the color tone is generally darker.
RGB 80, 74, 75
Glaucous is a color that features tints of blue, and its name is typically used on the surface of some plants that are bluish or pale gray in appearance.
RGB 96, 130, 182
Gunmetal is a deep, dark shade of gray with purple or bluish tints.
RGB 42, 52, 57
Jet is a color that’s almost black in appearance, and it shares its name with the similarly colored mineraloid jet.
RGB 52, 52, 52
Jet gray has heavy tints of blue alongside gray to create a lighter, cooler shade.
RGB 97, 109, 126
Light gray is a gray color that leans more toward white to create a paler appearance.
RGB 211, 211, 211
Light Slate Gray
Light slate gray features some cool tints of blue and is generally on the paler side of slate gray.
Light Slate Gray
RGB 109, 123, 141
Marengo is often used to describe wet asphalt due to its blackish gray tone.
RGB 76, 88, 102
Medium gray color is slightly lighter than a regular gray tone but darker than light gray.
RGB 190, 190, 190
Nevada is a slightly cool tone that’s among the darkest shades of gray.
RGB 102, 106, 109
Nickel resembles the color of the metal known as nickel, which it also receives its name from.
RGB 114, 116, 114
Old silver color is a tone of silver that is darker and warmer in appearance.
RGB 132, 132, 130
Outer space gets its name from the dark color of space that may have tints of blue.
RGB 65, 74, 76
Rocket metallic is a warm gray that is more purplish in tone.
RGB 138, 127, 141
Scorpion color is much like a brownish gray although not quite as warm as the creature it gets its name from.
RGB 94, 94, 94
Silver is representative in name and color to the metal silver.
RGB 192, 192, 192
Silver chalice is a softer, more neutral tone of gray.
RGB 172, 172, 172
Slate blue is a cool shade of gray with a heavy blue tint.
RGB 115, 124, 161
Slate gray has flecks of blue, but tends to be darker in tone.
RGB 101, 115, 131
Smoke color is a shade of gray with a bit of green in it. It slightly leans closer to the darker end of the spectrum.
RGB 115, 130, 118
Smokey gray is a gray color that resembles dark smoke.
RGB 114, 110, 109
Sonic gray has a neutral color temperature and leans more toward the darker side of gray.
RGB 117, 117, 117
Spanish gray is referred to as gris in the Spanish color dictionary called Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations), and it is just slightly off-color of the normal gray tint.
RGB 152, 152, 152
Stone gray is a darker shade of gray that resembles a common stone color.
RGB 146, 142, 133
Stormcloud color takes its name from the dark tint that storm clouds have.
RGB 79, 102, 106
Taupe gray features tints of brown, but leans far more to the lighter end of the spectrum.
RGB 139, 133, 137
Timberwolf color is a light gray tint, and it gets its name from the Eastern wolf, otherwise known as the Timber Wolf.
RGB 219, 215, 210
Onyx color is one of the darkest shades of gray with it heavily resembling the gemstone onyx.
RGB 53, 56, 57
Payne’s gray has bold tints of blue, and it’s named after the painter William Payne.
RGB 64, 64, 79
Platinum is a gray-white, paler color that looks much like the metal known as platinum.
RGB 229, 228, 226
Pink gray is a shade that resembles an even blend of pink, white, and gray tones.
RGB 231, 218, 218
Purple gray is a lighter purplish-gray shade with a cooler temperature.
RGB 167, 166, 186
Rose quartz is a grayer shade that stems from the rose color.
RGB 170, 152, 169
Vampire gray is also referred to as just “vampire”, and it is a darker, warmer shade that tends to represent the Halloween season.
RGB 86, 80, 81
White smoke is one of the lightest shades of gray and a few tones darker than pure white.
RGB 245, 245, 245
Xanadu is a color that’s closer to greenish-gray, and its name comes from a plant known as Philodendron.
RGB 115, 134, 120
Shades of Gray Color
As you can see, you won’t run out of shades of gray anytime soon. Look through this list, find your favorite gray and use it to transform your design into a work of art. You’ll soon discover that there are several colors that compliment gray shades nicely.