David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/16/19 11:05 a.m.

Did you know that I’m clairvoyant? Yup, I’m Jedi. Or Spider-Man. Or maybe a reincarnated Carnac the Magnificent. Pick your favorite.

Prove it? Okay, fine. Your car is white. Or black. Or silver. Or pewter. Maybe something crazy like champagne, graphite or midnight?

Don’t feel so badly. The GRM parking lot often resembles a sea of neutrals, with Katie’s green …

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Nugi Reader
9/16/19 11:24 a.m.

It screams 'fire truck' hi-viz, and the mazda colors are actually some of the better neutrals out there (which kinda supports your point more than anything), but otherwise pretty spot-on. This always seemed like one of the things Dodge got right. There will always be a market for 'can I get it in Purple!?' Imho. I am always disappointed in the color options on my cars and constantly pondering if a repaint is worth it. 

I can't really talk, my most interesting paint colors are Red and Electron Blue, but there may be a day-glo addition soon... for reasons. 

What are the most interesting colors of car out there right now stock? That you own? Curious to hear...

Floating Doc
Floating Doc GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/16/19 11:35 a.m.

Silver and silver.

Balanced out by the truck with it's very 80s brown and gold with a beige topper and wheels, and the emerald green mica Miata.

BlueInGreen - Jon
BlueInGreen - Jon SuperDork
9/16/19 12:03 p.m.

My wife very much likes her yellow Focus. It’s a really nice pearl yellow/gold. She has decreed it’s eventual replacement will also be a fun color. I’m not sure how that will go since we will likely be minvan/cuv shopping.

I think you could get the Flex in Kona Blue at one point. Maybe we can find one of those.

barefootskater Dork
9/16/19 12:26 p.m.

I farkin' love that civic. I love my orange Fit. And the plan is to gulf up the paint on my mudstain. Black, white, silver/gray, those are shades not colors

I like cars. A lot. I want folks to know that I like cars. I want them to know that I purposefully chose what I drive. I want to see them from across the parking lot. I want people to see coming up the road. I had a silver camry once. Never again


Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela GRM+ Memberand Digital Editor
9/16/19 12:53 p.m.

I tried to defend my Mercedes' gold/brown trim combo as not being earth tone, but who am I kidding? I take solace in my belief that older cars look good in gold. And I do mean gold, none of this watered down metallic taupe/champagne tomfoolery. 

slowbird Reader
9/16/19 12:57 p.m.

I would like to have one color for each stripe of the rainbow, please.

(Currently only have a green and a blue, and want to paint the silver car teal, and want to paint the white car purple. And yes I know teal isn't in the rainbow, technically.)

codrus GRM+ Memberand UberDork
9/16/19 1:12 p.m.

Count me in as a fan of a cars with color.

Alas, when buying used it's hard to avoid winding up with the paint tones that other people chose, so my truck is white.

200mph Reader
11/17/19 9:57 a.m.

I always liked those two-tone Chevy (and Ford and Dodge) pickups...  a look I wish they would bring back.  I'm so tired of seeing acres of nothing but "contractor white" trucks on the dealer lots.

200mph Reader
11/17/19 10:03 a.m.

Around 1968, Euro carmakers started offering "safety" colors for better small car visiblility.  A great idea, America followed...

Ford offered "grabber" colors, Dodge had "hi-impact" colors, AMC cars wore "Big Bad" colors.  


My son is building his MG Midget and I strongly suggested following the same theme... so Scott is trying to decide between :

Honda - Tonic Yellow

Porsche - Birch Green

Camaro - Shock Yellow

2020 Corvette - Accelerate Yellow

dxman92 HalfDork
11/17/19 10:25 a.m.

I drive a teal sky blueish Versa Note and I've had Lyft passengers from ages 4 to 85 say cool car, nice color or give a thumbs up.

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