The color of the vehicle you drive may seem like a superficial element. After all, it’s the form and the function that matters the most. However, given the choice, why shouldn’t you pick a car color that suits your style, preferences and personality? For many people, a car is so much more than just a utility object; it’s also a part of your property — something you own, take care of, proudly park in the garage and wash on Sundays. So what car color is right for you? Here are factors that you might want to keep in mind:
Some people like to go with the flow and don’t mind having the same things that others do. If you like being one with the rest of the world or at least a percentage of the population, you might want to choose a car color depending on its popularity.
Based on car sales off the lot, some of the most popular car colors of late include: silver (top spot for several years now), white (always a close second), gray, black, blue and red. Light brown or beige, green, yellow and off white also enjoy a lot of attention.
The truth about some car colors being safer than others is still being argued about. However, if you want to increase your chances of being road-safe, you might want to buy a car in the color/s deemed most safe on the road.
According to the results of a study by a university in New Zealand, silver car colors were at least 50% less likely to be involved in a road accident, while brown car colors were the most likely to figure in car accidents. It seems that the lighter the color of the car, the easier it is to be seen by other drivers; the darker the color, the more inconspicuous it is.
The job you have
Sometimes, the color you choose for your car is dictated by your career choice. Although not exactly mandatory, some people do prefer to drive certain color cars because of what they do for a living. This explains why people in more laid back jobs buy cars in more staid, neutral shades, usually because they want to project a certain characteristic.
However, this isn’t true in some cases. If you’ve always wanted an electric blue car with orange flames on the hood, that’s your personal choice, regardless of whether you’re a dentist, funeral director, pet groomer or accountant.
Personality and preference
This is where it all boils down to — your own personality and style. Once you’ve weighed in all factors that affect your choices, what really matters in the end is that you get the car of your dreams in the color that you want.