Grey is either made from mixing pure black and white, or more commonly, from mixing all colours together. This muddled up mix of colours is the reason it can be so hard to mix shades of grey together, as depending on how it’s made, it may be a green based, blue based, violet based or brown based grey.
Grey with a Warm Undertone
Brown and green based greys suit those with a warm undertone.
A brownish grey is often described as taupe.
Grey with a Cool Undertone
Silver, blue and violet based greys are best for those who have a cool undertone.
As grey is basically a cool colour, if you have a cool undertone you can wear most shades of grey.
Value of Grey
The value (lightness or darkness) of a colour relates to how light or dark your hair is.
If you have light hair, choose lighter shades of grey.
If you have darker hair, choose darker shades of grey.
What to Wear with Grey
Grey goes with so many colours – it’s an excellent neutral to have in your wardrobe, particularly if you stick with the shades that compliment your colouring.