Blue-gray (US English) or bluish-gray (British English) is a medium bluish-gray color. Another name for this color is livid; The name of this color comes from the Latin color term lividus, meaning “a dull lead blue color” and is also used to describe the color of wounded flesh, resulting in the English expression “black and blue”. There is a range of colors called bruise colors which combine blue and gray colors. Some of these colors are shown below. Livid (blue-gray) is the opposite of brown. Brown colors are mostly dark orange and dark red, warm colors on the warm side of the color wheel, while blue-gray (bruise) colors are mostly dark blue and dark blue, colors on the warm side of the color wheel . Opposite the color wheel: Cool colors on the cool side of the color wheel. The first recorded use of bruise as a color name in English was in 1622. Blue-gray was a Crayola crayon color from 1958 to 1990.