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Old 18th August 2007, 19:37   #1
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I have a silver frost adventure and i am planning to have leather seats. But i am confused over the colour to be chosen. I want a colour that ensures privacy, because if i chose black then everybody sitiing inside will be highlighted. But if i go for white there will unneccessary light which i hate . Now thinking about tan,cashmere or light green.
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i think you should take tan or beige.
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Old 18th August 2007, 19:52   #3
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I have a corolla with black leather interiors... its awesome =p
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You could think of light grey coloured leather upholstery too.
Something like this:
http://www.trimcar.com/images/photogallery/8.jpg

Or maybe grey with black trimming, like so:
http://www.clubb5.com/month/0302/seats.jpg
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I have a silver frost adventure and i am planning to have leather seats. But i am confused over the colour to be chosen. I want a colour that ensures privacy, because if i chose black then everybody sitiing inside will be highlighted. But if i go for white there will unneccessary light which i hate . Now thinking about tan,cashmere or light green.
tan or cashmere. Light green would give it a fake look.
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Beige is a nice color for leathers. You could try dual-tones with beige and black for example.
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I am more interested in privacy than anything else.
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I am more interested in privacy than anything else.
That is precisely why I suggested dual-tones with no high-contrast. You could have subtle colors.

And IMO, you should be looking at dark tints rather than leathers if "privacy" is what you're looking for
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Beige is a nice color for leathers. You could try dual-tones with beige and black for example.
Beige will get dirty quickly !
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Who told u that black interiors will highlight the persons sitting inside

instead black interiors will cut down the light a bit unlike other light colors

tan/Beige will get dirty every now and then

silver color will make things worse

so go for Black and it will look best cos of contrast with the body color

u can have a light shade of film on windows to ensure more privacy.
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charcoal grey with silver inserts, however you want it designed
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Swathy, are you planning to leatherize the door panels too? A local shop told me that it may not be possible with this model (2006) adventure. Could you verify please?
As for the color, a dark color is what I would prefer. Something similar to the existing leather gear knob and steering wheel cover.
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ask the dealer for a shade catalog book.like what stanley leather has.
in daylight,with that in your hand and you next to your car with your wallet in your pocket you can decide.
that's how i decided
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I think you should go with Black as many had pointed out and as for beige it definitely gets down dirty in a while and for black your privacy is restored unlike other colors.
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My car's eat covers are dual tone. Black and silver colored done from G-sport.

Using light colors will be too loud when the cars plastics is dark.

I recommend that you stick to getting dark colored seat covers.
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