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color guides - dark gray

I am a little confused about colors. I am collecting 3684 roof slopes for my Beatles rooftop concert MOC and I have been buying "dark bluish gray" on BrickLink. I always thought that was weird color name, but went with it.

Now I look on Brick Owl and only see "Dark stone gray" I assume that they are the same color, but there is also just "dark gray" so I am nervous.

Is there an official guide I should be referring to?



  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    @Natebw, you can check, Dark Bluish Gray is the BrickLink name for LEGO's Dark Stone Grey. Dark Gray is the old er (pre 2003) color.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam Member Posts: 574
    Dark stone gray is the official name Lego uses for the color. Dark bluish gray is the AFOL name. Sometimes this is call dark blay.

    This stems from a 2004 decision by Lego to update/change it's color pallet. The change was for a number of reasons and was a highly controversial and contentious issue. Many colors were a eliminated or updated. The colors most effect were brown, light and dark gray.

    The name bluish gray comes from the fact the new colors have a bluish tint when compared to the old colors. If you were to buy a pre-2004 dark gray brick you would know right away. Its very brownish when compared to the current bricks. Pre-2004 colors are plain light gray, dark gray and brown.
  • NatebwNatebw Member Posts: 339
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