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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
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Off-whites are pale shades of colors, other than black and white. –  sarah Jan 4 '12 at 6:34
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What's wrong with grey, dark grey, or light grey? –  KitFox Jan 4 '12 at 16:09
    
I think wikipedia's article on grey covers it –  Matt Эллен Jan 4 '12 at 16:10
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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 .j-a-b.net:

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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