Is it spelled with an "a" or an "e"? Answer: Both! Plain old "grey" (I prefer
it spelled with an "e") is a nice color. The hex value is
#808080. It is a
nice simple half-intensity color across the board.
From Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neill, behold a poem about grey:
Gray is the color of an elephant and a mouse and a falling apart house. it's fog and smog, fine print and lint, it's a hush and the bubbling of oatmeal mush. Tiredness and oysters, both are gray, smoke swirls and grandmother curls. So are some spring coats and nannygoats. Eagles are gray and a rainy day the sad look of a slum and chewing gum Wood ash and linen crash. Pussywillows are gray in a velvety way. Suits, shoes and bad news, beggars' hats and alley cats, Skin of a mole and a worn slipper sole. Content is gray and sleepiness, too they wear gray suede gloves when they're touching you...
The part I like about that poem is tiredness and sleepiness are grey. That grey meets halfway. I am amused by that state of being in between sleep and awake, where weird thoughts occur.
#808080 is my favorite grey.