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Old 20th May 2011, 15:20   #31
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My car color is 'Galaxy Grey'. Later, it was replaced with same color but with slightly different shade. I guess it was called 'Carbon Bronze Pearl'. With either name you had to see it know the color.
The color that replaced 'Carbon Bronze Pearl' is the one I have 'Polished Metal Metallic'. How does this one sound to calling something grey?
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And then there was a Perla Champagne in Linea - Fiat discontinued the color : Probably somebody told them that there was no color that goes by that name. Was a nice color though.

I think naming the colors gives a lot of color to the colors
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My Xylo is Rocky Beige (sounds like a distant cousin of Rocky Balboa). A very difficult color to describe to people. I just call it a cross between Green and Grey and leave it to their imagination!
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My car color is Pearl Arctic White of my DZire. Dont know what exactly that means.

Why companies do give such weird names? Just to attract customers? Or try to being stylish?
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OT: These fancy irrelevant colour names are used by global car manufacturers across the globe.
I think we should change the name of the thread as well.
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Listing down the colors I know:
Audi
  • Calla White
  • Ibis White
  • Condor Grey
  • Garnet Red
  • Sycamore Grey
  • Mugello Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Lava Grey
  • Bahia Beige
  • Phantom Black
  • Ice Silver
  • Brilliant Red
Mercedes-Benz
  • Calcite White
  • Obsidian Black
  • Tanzanite Blue
  • Obsidian Black
  • Palladium Silver
  • Tealite Blue
  • Iridium Silver
Land Rover
  • Java Black
  • Santorini Black
  • Fuji White
  • Buckingham Blue
  • Bournville
wow!! you have covered almost all colours for BMW,my additions to Audi,Merc and LR. These are the colours that came to my memory when i saw your post and most of these colours are of those in trivandrum

Do LR still have Java Black as colour option as it was of last gen Range Rover and new gen Range Rovers have Santorini black

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Some additional Maruti colours (Alto's) as per cardekho.com:
  • Superior White (begs the question: superior to what?)
Simply Superior

Guys, I have always loved the Red Hyundai i10 with the pinkish pastel tint (not the deep red).

What does Hyundai call it?

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Nissan has some pretty straightforward names for the colors. No fuss.
  • Brick red
  • Storm white
  • Sunlight orange
  • Onyx black
  • Pacific blue
  • Blade silver
Of this, only storm white (how can a storm be white?) seems to be questionable, but rest all are understandable.
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Guys, I have always loved the Red Hyundai i10 with the pinkish pastel tint (not the deep red).

What does Hyundai call it?
Blushing Red.
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[list=1][*]Worst name for any shade of beige/gold: Linen Beige (Chevrolet). You can't wash this car- dry clean only please, soft iron.
ha ha ! adding to the list of beige -

rocky beige (mahindra)
ecru beige (hm amby)

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[*]Worst namers of Blue in the world: Volkswagen: Shadow Blue, Heaven Blue, Laser Blue, Blue Graphite, Blue in the Face (OK I made up the last one). What happened to good old "Dark", "Light" and "Sky"?
adding more blue from VW -

luna blue
Georgia Blue
Rising Blue
Night blue

adding few more fusion car color names from vw

Campanella white
Arabesque silver
Mazeppa grey

Java (have heard java brown, java green but only Java is new to me)

The most interesting car color names to me -

Are these two some insects, pesticide, or the 2nd one sounds more like some Greek philosopher

1. Mocca Anthracite (vw)
2. Galapagos Anthracite (vw)

3. Fox Trot Azure (fiat) ==> what kind of fox is this - African, Indian, Latin American, can we see them in our zoological garden

The most simple car color name to me -

Black (yes only Black) - a classic color for a classic car, Beetle, vw


*seems like all car manufacturer use different technical names for the color they use in their cars. Is this because of some rules (no duplicates, copy right etc) ?

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My Ikon was "Denim Blue" in color. It is actually called Octane Blue in other Ford international models. However I thought both "octane blue" and "denim blue" names had some motion (the speed kind, not the other kind) in them.

I think most of these names are self-patting marketing gimmicks which only amuses the sales and marketing folks at OEMs. Can you imagine that a haberno red color will tilt your choice to a Honda just because VW does not have the name or the shade.

Thanks to my recent paintjob exposure, I learnt that color mixes of Skoda, VW and Honda are most difficult to reproduce. Maruti, Tata and Hyundai shades are easiest to formulate.

Oh the Sparkle Blue shade(Basically, Blue Mica Pearl finish) for Hyundai i20 is quite difficult to reproduce so as to match the factory paint as it has loads of variables.

General variables in paint spraying :-
- Temp(Hotter temperature of the sheetmetal = relatively lighter color),
- How thick one coat is sprayed,
- Flash off time between coats,
- Paint spray gun tip size,
- Speed of movement of the spray gun(slow speed = thick coat, high speed= ultra thin coat, ultra high speed = misting(which is useless and counterproductive)) ,
- Surface (Plastic or Metal)(plastics tend to be static charged causing the paint pigment to move and settle a lil' differently than on sheet metal = generally leads to color shift between sheet metal and plastic/urethane bumpers) and
- Humidity (causes the color to shift lighter or darker)

Also in Mica and metallic paint finishes, the base coat has to be quick drying(the solvent quantity has to be varied and its not the same as basic blue with a clearcoat) + the quantity of mica added has to be just perfect(too less and it'll be all deep blue, too much and the color will start to go lighter)

but most painters aren't experienced or have less knowledge about mica or metallic paint spraying and tend to use the same basecoat/solvent ratio(which they use for non metallic/non mica finishes) leading to the long drying time required by the basecoat, which in turn leads to 'drowning' of the metallic flakes or mica thereby decreasing the metallic or mica effect and essentially darkening the paint! I've told Hyundai bodyshop ppl loads of times but they think noone knows better than them!! (I had gotten a few spare panels for my car painted in the same color and all of em ended up darker than the factory paint!)
(essentially turning sparkle blue to deep blue or something )

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The most interesting car color names to me -

Are these two some insects, pesticide, or the 2nd one sounds more like some Greek philosopher

1. Mocca Anthracite (vw)
2. Galapagos Anthracite (vw)

3. Fox Trot Azure (fiat) ==> what kind of fox is this - African, Indian, Latin American, can we see them in our zoological garden
Anthracite is a type of coal - no pests or pesticide here buddy

And there is no fox trotting around in foxtrot - its actually type of western dance. Seems FIAT likes to name its colors around dance numbers - as in hiphop and foxtrot.
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Anthracite is a type of coal - no pests or pesticide here buddy

And there is no fox trotting around in foxtrot - its actually type of western dance. Seems FIAT likes to name its colors around dance numbers - as in hiphop and foxtrot.
@blackasta - you are correct, I did read the details of these colors before posting here.

Anthracite (Greek word - coal like) is one of the purest form of coal and Galapagos is a Spanish name for a volcanic island.

Mocca Anthracite & Galapagos Anthracite are type of Greyish/Blackish color VW use in their car

If some of us happen to own one of these color car and visit the local garage for minor scratch repainting, the first thing the local garage guy would ask is - sir show me your smart card, I`ll get the paint. I can imagine his expression when he read the color code as - Galapagos Anthracite

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Any nice names from the spate of new launches lately? One that stood out for me was Silver Leaf on the new VW Jetta. Mind you- they also have it in Reflex Silver.

Silver Leaf indeed- begs the question- what was that guy smoking?
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Any nice names from the spate of new launches lately?
Silver Leaf indeed- begs the question- what was that guy smoking?
Perhaps some leaf which made him see some stars, silver in colour!

Force one shades:
Intense White - as in intense and brooding?
Bold black - ok
Fierce Red - must run for cover when I see this
Emphatic Grey - this shade seems more sober than emphatic
Robust Blue - so are the other shades weak?
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