Have you looked around at the boring and unattractive colors on modern cars? It’s all “50 Shades of Grey” on wheels. I know for a fact that some automakers sell attractive colors, so why don’t people choose them?
It’s a similar situation with Ferrari. The majority of vehicles from the Prancing Horse are usually finished in an evocative shade of red. Take the 812 Superfast as an example. In red, the supercar looks stunning and magnificent – the paint scheme is everything every enthusiast remembers as a kid. But, it’s starting to become monotonous.
Instead, take some time playing with the brand’s configurator and take a look at the car when it’s finished in yellow – like Giallo Modena or Giallo Triplo Strato. Another shade that really makes the car stand out is blue. Some of my favorites, at least on the 812 Superfast, are Blu Swaters, Blu Tour De France, and Blu Mirabeau.
Besides Ferraris, blue and yellow happen to be my favorite colors on cars. Yellow on Chevrolet Corvettes just pops, while blue on Porsche 911s, especially the hardcore track cars, looks staggering. So, if it were up to me, I would buy a blue or yellow car.
I can get not wanting to stand out in expensive, fast cars, but the shades just bring out the lines better. The new Corvette ZR1 has some awesome colors that aren’t yellow or blue, like Sebring Orange Tintcoat and Watkins Glen Gray Metallic. Those shades bring out a completely different side of the vehicle, making it look more aggressive, angrier.
Moving away from supercars and high-performance sports cars, green is the way to go. While darker shades of green are best – Jaguar’s British Racing Green is just superb – Subaru’s Wilderness green Metallic that it offers on the Outback 2.5i is also noteworthy.
Vehicles from German automakers are notorious for selling dull shades of gray. But the Mercedes-Benz E-Class can be finished in Piedmont Green Metallic, which is more teal than green. Either way, it looks 1,000 times better than deisgno Selenite Grey Magno, which is an extra $3,950 – you even have to pay extra to get a boring color now.
You may be reading this thinking, “Yellow, green, blue? Why would I ever purchase a car in those shades?” Well, besides being able to find your car in a packed parking lot, resale value for cars with bright colors tends to be better than vehicles with muted tones.
So there you have it, yellow, green, and blue, in those orders, are some of my favorite colors on cars. That doesn’t mean I don’t like dull colors, though. Crossovers and SUVs look better in white and silver – just look at the gorgeous Range Rover Velar when it’s finished in silver.
What colors do you want to see more of on the road? Let us know in the comments below and enjoy these pictures of cars in interesting colors while you make your decision.