ardoise vs graphite

hlfinn

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i haven't seen them in the same leather to say for sure but i do believe that ardoise is a darker, deeper grey.
 

Pepper

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Me neither, I was about to say the same thing (haven't seen in same leather) but I was going to guess that graphite is a shade darker...!
 

seton

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I think they are both dark grey but it seems to me that ardoise is a dark grey with a blue note w/o actually being blue while graphite in clemence actually looks like bronze in some light.
 
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I think they are both dark grey but it seems to me that ardoise is a dark grey with a blue note w/o actually being blue while graphite in clemence actually looks like bronze in some light.
I agree. I have ardoise in swift and graphite in clemence.
 
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I saw a graphite croc Kelly today at H and it was the most beautiful color I've ever seen. I can't even describe how amazing it was.
 

Julide

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I agree with Seton and Asa. Ardoise has a cooler bluish undertone while graphite is warmer with a hint of brown.

Graphite in Croc is amazing!! I would think the undertones are more pronounced in croc than in leather. I guess that will always be the case with exotics. I wonder if it is the saturation of color or the skin itself thats makes the colours look different?:thinking::wondering
 

Monica

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I have never seen Ardoise in real life, but I have a Graphite Birkin in Clemence and I would indeed describe the colour as warm grey. Depending on the light and the clothes that you wear it blends with the environment.
 
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