Choosing a colour for your car

Posted by: Cal on 30/08/2013

Category: General

When you're in the market for a new car, do you spend seemingly endless amounts of time pondering what colour it should be?

It seems like a trivial and silly thing to do, but actually the colour of your car can be of great significance.

Not only does it have many personal associations and connotations, but some people will advise that certain colours of car are safer than others.

For example, if your car tyres blow out on you and your forest green car ends up stuck in well, a forest, it's not exactly going to stand out. Whereas if a bright red car plunges into a forest it is going to be a lot more visible.

However, there is no official word on what the safest car colour might be, so at this point, all we can do is speculate. Considering the huge variety of factors that come into play for an accident or a crash, it's hard to pin anything down to a colour.

Perhaps more importantly though, the colour of your car might have an impact on the price you can fetch for it if you ever choose to resell! If your car is a reasonably common and popular colour such as silver, red, black or blue then many more people may be interested in your car, compared to if it were a bright yellow or pink. It's definitely something to consider when making your purchase, but if that hot pink car just happens to be calling your name, well then go for it.

Some people say that the colour of your car is reflective of your own personality, style and taste. Only you can figure out whether you want or need your car to really represent who you are, or whether you'd just like a car that can get you to and from your destinations safely. Some people will drive anything if the price is right, while other drivers will wait long periods of time to find the car that is exactly perfect for them - and that includes its colour.

In the end, the choice is yours. Don't be afraid to express your personality with the colour of your car, but at the same time, don't feel the need to wait for the perfect, 'safest', most representative-of-you vehicle - as you could be waiting forever!