they are both in the dictionary defined as the color. i think i prefer the word gray for some reason. lately southern california has been pretty gray/grey. it makes for washed out polaroids and for a moment yesterday i thought maybe there was something wrong with my beloved camera. no it's just the sky reflecting back. washed out, like rocks on a beach, except not. more like rocks in the open space across the street from my house on the walk to starbucks. not nearly as romantic. unless two kids on scooters and an iced vanilla latte is your idea of romance. and i like that just fine!