pearl grey


  1. a light bluish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective)pearl-grey shoes

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Examples from the Web for pearl grey

Historical Examples of pearl grey

  • In this second tokonoma was a pearl-grey vase, and that was all.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Corselet, pearl-grey, with five rows of fine black dots, which are the roots of stiff bristles pointing backwards.

  • Behind him, on the back of the chair from which he had risen, hung his elegant Parisian overcoat, with a pearl-grey silk lining.

  • But the sun shone bright, and from a poplar softly warbled a rock-bunting—with pearl-grey head, triple banded.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • The scale of colours of this strange artist consists of blue, lemon-yellow, pearl-grey, black and white.