Shades of Grey (Shades of Grey, #1) by Jasper FfordeFrom the bestselling author of Thursday Next — a brilliant new novel about a world where social order and destiny are dictated by the colors you can see
Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color—but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything in between are all just shades of grey, and must be colorized by artificial means.
Eddies world wasnt always like this. Theres evidence of a never-discussed disaster and now, many years later, technology is poor, news sporadic, the notion of change abhorrent, and nighttime is terrifying: no one can see in the dark. Everyone abides by a bizarre regime of rules and regulations, a system of merits and demerits, where punishment can result in permanent expulsion.
Eddie, who works for the Color Control Agency, might well have lived out his rose-tinted life without a hitch. But that changes when he becomes smitten with Jane, a Grey, which is low-caste in this color-centric world. She shows Eddie that all is not well with the world he thinks is just and good. Together, they engage in dangerous revolutionary talk.
Stunningly imaginative, very funny, tightly plotted, and with sly satirical digs at our own society, this novel is for those who loved Thursday Next but want to be transported somewhere equally wild, only darker; a world where the black and white of moral standpoints have been reduced to shades of grey.
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Gray / Trolley grey / #808080 Hex Color Code
Grey is a color that adds instant polish and even an air of mystery to a space. They set any tone you like from light and spacious to smoky and mysterious. I like tone on tone greys because it is easy to mix in other colors and change the mood of the room. Grey ranges in value from cool to warm shades. Steel grey may be considered on the cool side, while mushroom can feel warmer.
All modern browsers accept both gray and grey, but early versions of Internet Explorer did not recognize grey. If you look at the color table below, you will see the result of varying the red light from 0 to , while keeping the green and blue light at zero. The combination of Red, Green and Blue values from 0 to gives a total of more than 16 million different colors to play with x x Many years ago, when computers supported maximum different colors, a list of "Web Safe Colors" was suggested as a Web standard reserving 40 fixed system colors. This hex values cross-browser color palette was created to ensure that all computers would display the colors correctly when running a color palette:.
Variations of gray or grey include achromatic grayscale shades, which lie exactly between white and black , and nearby colors with low colorfulness. A selection of a number of these various colors is shown below. Below is a chart showing the computer web color grays. An achromatic gray is a gray color in which the red, green, and blue codes are exactly equal. The web colors gray , gainsboro , light gray , dark gray , and dim gray are all achromatic colors. A chromatic gray is a gray color in which the red, green, and blue codes are not exactly equal, but are close to each other, which is what makes it a shade of gray.
Grey Color Names
Three more volumes were completed by a colleague after his death. He saw a need for standardized color naming in ornithology and other sciences that had to classify large quantities of natural specimens, and published a system for identifying and naming colors in Ridgway's Color Standards and Color Nomenclature was not the first attempt to standardize colors. Taxonomies of to color names had been published through the 19th century and more rigorous systems based on spectrum analysis or color-wheel placement had used symbols or numbers to represent exact combinations of color features hue, tone, light, shade, etc. The book was printed with painstakingly produced color plates, including more than shades of gray. After you read this list, you can proudly tell all your friends you were intellectually stimulated by reading 50 shades of gray. Cadet Gray 2.