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Or, a word for really dark grey or really light grey.

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Off-white on the lighter end of things. – Callithumpian Jan 4 '12 at 5:31
Off-whites are pale shades of colors, other than black and white. – sarah Jan 4 '12 at 6:34
What's wrong with grey, dark grey, or light grey? – Kit Z. Fox Jan 4 '12 at 16:09
I think wikipedia's article on grey covers it – Matt E. Эллен Jan 4 '12 at 16:10
Off-black is a shade of gray that's indistinguishable from true black unless you put something that's black next to it. Off-white is similar, but on the other end of the brightness scale. (I don't understand why it was difficult to tell what was being asked here.) – Marthaª Jun 10 at 19:14

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Unless colors besides black and white are involved, rather than as words these are expressed as values in the greyscale or grayscale.

The 256 Shades of the RGB Greyscale from

When the values of the three basic colours Red, Green, and Blue are equal, a shade of grey results. The saturation is equivalent to the lightness, i.e. the higher the saturation the lighter the grey.

As the 8bit RGB-color scheme allows 256 values there exist 256 possible shades of grey. These are shown in the first chart. The second, smaller chart shows the 101 shades for relative values.

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