Your Favourite Automotive Car Colours?

Your Favourite Automotive Car Colours?

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Meridius

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1,515 posts

116 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I had been seeing a few Range Rovers recently in their 'Byron Blue' colour, which caught me off guard as they are generally not a car im very bothered about but I have to say, in the low evening sun, they looked absolutely stunning.

So, wanted to make a thread about your favourite automotive car colours? Can be anything from history, mundane to the exotic, but lets say it has to be a paint colour and not make this a livery thread, no liveries allowed!


RVB

1,635 posts

45 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Any colour as long as it's black. wink

pits

5,964 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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90's BMW colours for me
Alpine white
Hellrot
Laguna Seca blue
Atlantis blue
Santorini blue
Dakar yellow

Pastor Of Muppets

986 posts

26 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Any colour as long as its not black!, shows up too much defects.

Always liked Honda Championship white.

LordGrover

32,169 posts

176 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I like that blue OP.

My favourite colour I've owned was my Ginger GT86. Scion/Toyota US called it Hot Lava. Toyota UK called it orange.

Haltamer

1,761 posts

44 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Not dark grey is a good start.

Reds are good; I've always fancied a nice British Racing Green, but there's not many cars that you can get it on where it suits the character of the car without going all the way up to Lotus / AM / Bentley territory.

CS Garth

2,651 posts

69 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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VW Oak Green is fantastic

Tom_548

5 posts

1 month

Wednesday 3rd March
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CS Garth said:
VW Oak Green is fantastic
VW Mystic blue is a cracking colour aswell

oldaudi

904 posts

122 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Audi Sepang Blue and Merlin

S16KBW

184 posts

29 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Im really into the super unusual colours, so anything BMW individual/Audi exclusive etc thats not just black/white/silver...

Particular fan of BMW Lila Metallic though, really want to get my R53 resprayed that colour if I ever have enough money lying around

Radec

1,005 posts

11 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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BMW Techno Violet for me, too bad they don't offer it any more.


Dapster

5,083 posts

144 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Relex purple on a TVR


P5BNij

8,490 posts

70 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Always liked the pale metallic silver blues used on Jags over the years....



If I had to pick one colour it would be the Bahama Yellow on the 'Persuaders' DBS....


smithyithy

5,186 posts

82 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I'm a massive fan of the 90's Porsche colours, on cars from that era they just look so cool..

Maritime Blue:



Rubystone / Ruby Star:



Mint Green:




Most darker shades of green too, solid or metallic. Ruf have made great use of some shades:






A Winner Is You

22,919 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Midnight Purple


Turbobanana

2,942 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Not too fussed, but the usual silver / grey / black / dark blue / white that everything seems to be in these days just reflects everybody's mood at the moment: dull and bored.

What really does it for me though is the hateful combination of any of the above with boring interiors: black / grey leather. If I have to have a dull exterior colour I want a bright interior. If I can have a colourful exterior I'm happy with a dull interior.

That said, cars can be colour-dependant: I saw a white (new shape) Supra at lunchtime and it looked ace. I also saw about 300 BMWs, Audis, Mercedes and VWs in dull colours and can't remember anything about any of them.

Every day a journey

390 posts

2 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Rosso Competizione a la...



Blaze Yellow really suited late 90s Pug hot hatces (306 AND 106)


Bianco Nuvola really suited the 147 GTA yet looked hideous on the 156 GTA



Blu Chiaro really suited some big Ferrari (whereas red looked hideous on the 400)



Every day a journey

390 posts

2 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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A Winner Is You said:
Midnight Purple

GREAT shout!

Alex_225

4,307 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Always been a fan of Inferno which was a colour RenaultSport offered on the Megane 225 and more rarely on the Clio 182. Was replaced on the later RS Meganes with Liquid Yellow which is another great colour.


toon10

5,152 posts

121 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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BMW's Le Mans Blue. I had an E90 in that colour and it's always been my favourite. They've not made a blue as good since.