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Here’s Classic Gray 1548 by Benjamin Moore in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 4 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Classic Gray 1548 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 8.73 rounded to 8.75 and Chroma of 0.55 rounded to 0.50.
Classic Gray belongs to the yellow hue family. Hue Family is determined using a balanced quality of light that’s similar to indirect daylight around noon-ish.
Even thought its name has “gray” in it, this isn’t the color to choose if you’re looking for something that looks “just gray”.
As you can see by looking at the Atlas above (the graphic with all the tiny squares), Classic Gray is a few bumps away from the true neutral gray axis heading towards the more colorful side of its hue family. Just to be clear, the true neutral gray axis is labeled column “0”.
Classic Gray is a near neutral that a lot of people would use the word “greige” to describe.