The Color of Grey

Vedra requested some grey comparisons and I started doing that and added a few. I didn't do a true comparison but just some swatching. I figured you all can get a feel for how they look from the photos.

I love grey. It can be elegant or edgy. It's also neutral and can go with pretty much anything. I have a number of grey polishes in a vast range. Grey can be dark and smokey to pale and vibrant. Grey has a variety that black just can't have. I'm drawn to grey they way I am to green.

Here are a few from my stash that were requested and a few I threw in for fun.

American Apparel Factory Grey. A grey with an undertone of purple to it. It reminds me more of a purple/taupe/grey as opposed to a classic grey.

Pure Ice Kiss Me Here. Your basic grey creme. Identical to my eye to China Glaze Recycle.

Barielle Shades U-Concrete-Me. The shade of wet concrete. A very nice grey that is a bit darker than Kiss Me Here and Recycle.

Catrice London's Weather Forecast. Mid tone blue grey with shimmer. Yum! Formula is a bit thick but I so love the Catrice polishes that I have. I need more!!

Zoya Kelly. Love this one. It's a smokey dark grey with a strong purple undertone. Possibly morbid but it reminds me of a healing bruise.

Nubar Marble Tower. I think Nubar's Fortress collection is a really nice collection of grey shades and I highly recommend it. This one is a pale white grey that is a little stark but still kind of funky.

BB Couture Opposites Attract. This has subtle sparkles and is one of my favorite grey polishes. That little hint of black sparkle tickles me.

China Glaze Recycle. A classic grey creme. I think this is a must for everyone.


jbrobeck August 1, 2010 at 11:07 AM

love greys! great suggestion and great post!

Michelle August 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM

I love the greys you're showing, especially the Catrice I like!

Tassa August 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Catrice <3

peripatetic33 August 1, 2010 at 3:07 PM

thanks for showing us your grays
i think the BB is gorgeous and should have been named pretty pigeon
the catrice makes me wonder what would happen if dark grey cream were added to a silver holo hmmmmmm

Vedra August 1, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Thank you so much for doing so many swatches!! This post is very helpful - now I know for sure that none of the other greys I have comes even close in effect to Factory Gray's soft deliciousness or Kelly's purple twist, I'll have to hunt these down asap! :)

Unknown August 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I love all these greys!

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