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Old 3rd September 2012, 16:56   #226
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For Sedans:

Best colour: Black, Brown, blue (Fiesta S), Dark grey

Worst colours: Swift Dzire Gold, Green, Orange

For SUV:

Best colour: Grey, White, Military green as in Jeeps, BLack

Worst colours: Red, Green, Orange

For Hatchback:
Best colour: White, Black, blue, Grey, Red

Worst colours: Gold, Green, Orange
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Old 27th December 2012, 00:50   #227
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When we got our white Omni (flat-roof) in the '90s, dad wanted to make it stand out..something different. So straight out of the dealership, he got the roof (not the pillars mind you, just the roof) painted electric blue!! The car was driven around for 15 years with that combo. In fact I got so used to it, other "normal" Omni's looked too plain!

For most of my friends, that was the worst color on a car. For me, it was as quirky and warm as family
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Easily, the worst colour for Micra!

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Best Color : White / Off white

Worst Color : Blue (as in i10)
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Best Colour: Glistening Grey, Chocolate Brown and Pearl White in Ertiga
The new blue shade in Innova and Fortuner


Worst Colour: Shadow Blue in Vento, Golden Beige in all cars.
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Wine red in Grand i10 is one of the most outstanding color I ever seen in a car. Its neither glittering or dull, but looks descent and professional.
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Old 13th November 2013, 11:30   #232
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I think choice of color varies between person to person. so its very hard to conclude the best color.

Interestingly choice of car color varies drastically between men and women, We all know who drives a Pink color car.
In Chennai, I have seen a Golden Civic, even the window tints in golden color. As expected I came to know later it belongs a young lady.

Can't complain, to each his/her own taste.

Yesterday i was drooling over a Matt black Skoda Laura on Tastefully modified thread, My wife who was sitting near says "Yuck, What choice of color is this? Looks like a 'Hearse'. Why they plaster clay all over a car? "

Between, White and Silver are safer color according to Indian car market.
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I agree with @DRIVE_ADDICT to some extent.

Choice and liking can be very personal, however, there is always an element of safety to be considered.

If you travel a lot on highways or between towns it always advisable to go for lighter colours. Visibility on road during both day and night times is important. Non-metallic light colours are preferred over darker shades. Light coloured vehicles are better noticed on road from distance during both day and night times. White is best, followed by yellow and orange. Worst are navy blue and black. In fact, police vehicles are in navy blue or black colour to give them 'stealth' properties.

On our highways defensive driving is always better option and light colour of vehicle becomes your first shield.

In terms of other properties, red and some shades of blue fade under sun. They claim that modern water based paints stand better and do not fade but that needs to be verified over years. Similarly, white paint over years gets yellowish.

My observation - for large cars, people prefer darker shades and vice versa.
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Typically, Dark colors look better on large vehicles, while light and bright shades look better on small ones.
Try imagining an orange Nissan Micra (looks nice) and an Orange Merc E class.

Also, a black A-Star or any other small car does not look so nice, IMO.

Also, the color should match the personality of the car
- Executive Sedans, Luxury Cars : Silver or Dark shades
- Sports Cars : Red, Green, Orange, Yellow (Think Lambos and Ferraris)
- Small Cars and Small Sedans : White, Silver, Blue, Red. Almost all shades except pure black.

Also, before choosing a color, think or resale. Would a parrot green car sell after a few years?
Some other factors
- Maintenance : White is easiest to maintain, repaint, touchup
- Dust : Most visible on dark metallic shades
- Scratches : Least visible on Grey/Brown shades

But in the end, buy the one that you like.

My choice would be a deep blue paint with a strong metallic lustre and depth

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If you travel a lot on highways or between towns it always advisable to go for lighter colours. Visibility on road during both day and night times is important.
Very Good point CANPUSH , I totally agree with you. Our highways are ill lit and as rightly pointed out a lighter color car can be easily spotted.
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Some cars have a particular color that stands out. For instance, the Cocktail Green on the Beat is a sureshot winner:

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And the Sunlight Orange on the Micra:

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Looks like Nissan has discontinued this shade on the newer Micra/Micra Active.

I've seen a few Polos with the Glacier Blue shade. Looks killer!

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VW discontinued this shade some time back. All said and done, Black is a pain to be maintained! I have to wash mine twice a week!

Image source: Salbin's ownership thread (Beat), Official Review (Micra) and Wiki (Polo).

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Some cars have a particular color that stands out. All said and done, Black is a pain to be maintained!
Mate, i think White shades and Cherry color also are a big responsibility in terms of maintenance. I was once told by a reputed car customizer here in Delhi that to maintain shine on the Cherry color one has to clean it thrice a day. For me Silky Silver is the easiest to clean.

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Default DuPont automotive color popularity report - 2012

Please find 2012 DuPont automotive color popularity reports for India and World.
Source : DuPont website

India

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World
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Best colour is always a personal choice, however black is one colour which is extremely difficult to maintain and sliver is one which is easy to maintain.
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Saw a gold coloured BMW on Mumbai streets a few weeks ago, looked HORRENDOUS
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