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Old 7th September 2009, 14:51   #151
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From the safety point of view avoid colours which merge into the road - dark grey, black, brown!
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Old 7th September 2009, 15:19   #152
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It really depends on the car you know. Some colours like white work on everything but most other colours need to suit the car. A sedate Merc can't be lime green but a small hatch can. The car decides the colour at the end of the day.
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Old 7th September 2009, 15:55   #153
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Most of the major car makers in India offers definitely these colors: Silver, Gold and of course white.
Even Mitsubishi has resorted to this trend or consumer psychology. There are 2 Silver shades, 1 Grey shad even in New Mitsubishi Cedia Sports...
My favorite Shade is RED and followed by Blue/Green, if the shade is truly good. Camry came up with light Blue and Light Green shades in 2005, looking great. In 2006, they came up with Bright flourescent shades of Green and blue and was instant hit in the middle east. I still see in India, sober colors like beige / white / black Camrys only.

So much about colors..
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Old 7th September 2009, 16:39   #154
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My favourite colour is Silver/ Grey and Black. Silver / Grey hide the dirt very well.
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Old 7th September 2009, 16:43   #155
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Depends on the car. I do like Black. But there are some cars where its beauty lies in its cuts, curves, air scoop etc. In such cases, black does not bring out its details and the beauty is lost. In fact it hides them so I would prefer lighter colour in such cases like light gray or some other colours where such details would be visible. For rugged SUVs, matted colours.
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Old 7th September 2009, 16:53   #156
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My Favorites :
Lagoon Blue Indica Xeta
Red Swift
Violet Fiat Petra
And Last but not the least Ivory color Safari and White Scorpio mHawk

The worst ever for me :
Parrot Green Santro
Pink Estilo
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I really like the colour of my Zen - Light shade maroon It is was stopped after 2004 I guess. I like dark grey in punto and wine red in fiesta!
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Worst color ever: Golden-ish color of Landcruiser Amazon. My eyes still hurt
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The worst color has to undoubtedly be the Pink on the Zen Estillo.

I personally find silver and golden (except on the ANHC) colors to be quite boring and dull too.

I love the purple/violet shade that the Palio NV used to have. Made the car look awesome. Otherwise the list of fav colors is quite normal - black, white, et all.

I have a Fern Green Palio though.
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IMO, the color I detest on cars is golden.
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Best color: Silver or Black on any car

Worst color: Pink on any car!
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Best color: Silver or Black on any car

Worst color: Pink on any car!
Well it depends more on your gender whether you like pink. Or is that too much of a generalization too?
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Old 7th September 2009, 21:51   #163
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Normally speaking, cars (or any shiny products) with clean surfaces (without too many intricate details like grooves, bulges or cuts) look very elegant in black. Ex: Innova, Linea, Fusion, Old CRV, i10 etc. Complex details get lost in black.

Cars in black colour appear smaller and cars in white colour appear bigger then they actually are.

Cars with such intricate details look better in a light colours as the surfaces reflect the light back and reveal the surface details. Ex: i20, ANHC, new CRV etc

From practicality and safety considerations:
  • Black and dark gray cars are less vissible to other road users under dark conditions. I used to be concerned about parking my black car in the dark without putting on the parking lights.
  • Black cars are most difficult to maintain. Even finger nails and car key leaves a mark. But black conceals dents very well, unless you see them from a particular angle/lighting
  • Black cars are more prone to Vandalism such as 'intentional scratching with a stone' by kids.
  • Silver glows a bit even when parked in dark
  • Silver hides the scratches better. However silver shows up dents very prominantly.
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White suits almost every car and a sedan looks almost royal in white. I also like black but it is very difficult to maintain.

Pink = yuck!!
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White suits almost every car and a sedan looks almost royal in white. I also like black but it is very difficult to maintain.

Pink = yuck!!
Another absolute Yuck colour is a mix of Pink and Voilet available on Estillo
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