What is The Color of Tungsten?

Tungsten Color

Is tungsten darker or lighter than _________?

What is the color of tungsten rings? We have created a simple line graph that lets you visually see what the color of tungsten is when compared to other metals.
Other metals that are compared on this infographic are titanium, yellow gold, palladium, silver, platinum, cobalt and white tungsten.

Comparison between the darkest to lightest colored rings
Tungsten color is also affected by the finish on the ring as well. You can see that brushed tungsten ring might appear more gray than a polished tungsten ring.

Comparison graph from least white to most white colored rings
The lightest or most white color metals are palladium, white gold, platinum, cobalt chrome, silver, and white tungsten. They are all roughly the same in whiteness,but they do have slightly different hues. Most people will not be able to distinguish one metal from another if they do not have the other metals to look at as a comparison. If you compare the whitest metals, you will see palladium has a slightly yellowish hue. While platinum, cobalt chrome, silver, and white gold have a slightly reddish hue. White tungsten does appear slightly whiter than platinum, but the difference is minimal.

Note: The color of rings can change slightly depending on its surroundings and lighting because metals reflect what is around them. This is why sometimes rings appear slightly different in person than online. Another reason is because from one computer monitor to another there may be slight differences in how they display color. If you have ever been to a store that sells TVs you might recall seeing all the TVs turned to the same channel and noticed there were color variations from one TV to the next.

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Posted on 3/11/2015
Matthew Bergman