Information about Grey color

#808080 - Grey color image
The color name "Grey" has been approved in accordance with the internal procedures of The Official Register of Color Names.

Record Validation Evidence: Wikipedia/Grey

Alternative names: Gray

The history behind the Color Name Grey

The word "grey" has its origins in the Old English word "grǣg." The Old English language was a Germanic language spoken in parts of what are now England and southern Scotland between the 5th and 12th centuries. The term has cognates in other Germanic languages, such as the Middle Dutch "grē," the Old High German "grāo," and the Old Norse "grár," all of which also mean grey.

In American English, "grey" is commonly spelled "gray," which is thought to derive from the same Old English root but has been influenced by the spelling of the related French word "gris," which also means grey.

The color itself is an intermediate between black and white, representing a neutral or achromatic color, meaning literally that it is a color "without color." It is typically associated with dull, cool, cloudy, and subdued tones.

Basic facts about this digital color

HEX #808080 color name is Grey.

HEX color code #808080 represent the color in hexadecimal format by combining three values – the amounts of Red, Green and Blue (RGB).

The RGB values of this color are 128, 128, 128 ( rgb(128, 128, 128) ). That means #808080 color is composed of 50.2% of Red, 50.2% Green and 50.2% Blue.

Grey color variations

View this color variations of tints, shades, tones and hues.

Grey color tints

Tints look brighter, pastel, and less intense.

Grey color shades

Shades look darker, richer, and more solid.

Grey color tones

Tones looks more sophisticated and complex than base colors.

Grey color hues

A hue refers to the basic neighbors of color and is variation of base color on the color wheel.

Grey color harmonies

Color harmonies are pleasing color schemes created according to their position on a color wheel.


Complementary color schemes are made by picking two opposite colors con the color wheel. They appear vibrant near to each other.

Complementary color schemes

Split complementary

Split complementary schemes are like complementary but they uses two adiacent colors of the complement. They are more flexible than complementary ones.

Split complementary color scheme


Analogous color schemes are made by picking three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They are perceived as calm and serene.

Analogous color scheme


Triadic color schemes are created by picking three colors equally spaced on the color wheel. They appear quite contrasted and multicolored.

Triadic color scheme


Tetradic color schemes are made form two couples of complementary colors in a rectangular shape on the color wheel.

Tetradic color scheme


Square color schemes are like tetradic arranged in a square instead of rectangle. Colors appear even more contrasting.

Square color scheme

Grey color backgrounds & wallpapers

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Conversions between color systems and etc.

  • HEX#808080
  • RGB128, 128, 128
  • CMYK0, 0, 0, 50
  • HSL0°, 0%, 50%
  • HSV0°, 0%, 50%
  • HSB0°, 0%, 50%
  • HEX ID808080
  • DECIMAL ID8421504
  • Name Length4
  • Color Family (Hue)Red
  • Saturation FamilyDesaturated
  • Brightness FamilyModerate Brightness