How to make the gray sing, shading the underlying colors?
Starting from the 2 grays present in watercolor, we go towards the color revealed by the grays.
Black & White
Gray is a shade between white and black, usually 1/5th of black for 4/5th of white.
Gray is perceived as a non-color, but for painters it is the color that makes others shine.
Picasso uses a lot of white, black and gray in moments when he wants to say something very important and when he does not want to waste his time with color.Carmen Giménez, administrator of the Reina Sofía Museum where Guernica has been exhibited since 1981.
In graphic art and in interior architecture, the nuances are subtle and even poetic: gray slate, bitumen, celadon, gray (a mixture of gray and beige), gray of Payne (created by the English watercolorist William Payne), Gray mouse or pearl, turtledove (a warm gray), turd (color inspired by horses whose gray pulls on the yellow) or gray putty.
|Color name||Color sample||Color name||Color sample|
|Bis||Gris fer 2|
|Bistre 2||Pearl gray 2|
29 gray colors are referenced among the web colors.
Pantone color chartIn the Pantone color chart, there are 148 references.