Question: Is there such thing as a white lie and a black lie?
Answer: “Lying is not allowed except in the affairs in which it is permitted. Some of the People of Knowledge said: that is also by way of allusions and [statements] which have equivocations (التورية) in them”
[Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 156]
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan