Journal: What Color Looks Best on A Car?

What Color Looks Best on A Car?

By Josh Clason
February 22, 2013
25 comments

In my opinion, the best color on a car is white. While white doesn’t always look best on a car, I think the majority of cars look very striking in white. White also has the added benefit of not showing dirt as much and can get away with looking presentable between washings more than a black or silver car can.

Whether it is a classic 911, a Beetle, or an NSX, white is my go-to color of choice.

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Now I’d love to hear from you. What color looks best on a car?

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s2guy
s2guy
9 years ago

The pearl blues always look nice. I remember when I was a kid and I saw a pearl blue Mustang or a 280z. I fell in love with that color. It’s nice and dark but when the sunlight strikes the car, it has an amazing sheen that will catch the gaze of anyone whether it be car guy or not.

Konstantyn Levyn Baranpourian
Konstantyn Levyn Baranpourian
9 years ago

White,red and black.
But I’m pretty sure white looks best on my Alfa 75 with it’s sharp & angular design.

Tuval
Tuval
9 years ago

Silver will make curves look better. Especially when wet. Black panels look awsome when clean and yes – white is very neutral, making features like chrome and glass stand out.

My choice – silver. For the way my Alfa 156 dances with light πŸ˜‰

BLS
BLS
9 years ago
Reply to  Tuval

I second silver. I think it’s the most timeless color and is much more exciting than white. Of course there are some exceptions for certain cars but I’m solidly in the silver camp. Plus white has the chick car reputation. Used to love red but now I find it a little obnoxious.

Davis Kinzell
Davis Kinzell
9 years ago

Can’t go wrong with white. Love the Championship White Honda would slather their R cars with. BMW’s Henna Red is a very close second.

Fotis Fotiadis
Fotis Fotiadis
9 years ago

Imola Red !!that’s the perfect colour, I believe!!!;)
Alfa’s Pearl White it’s my second option..

Rey Sabado
Rey Sabado
9 years ago

My favorite is silver but honestly depends of the car and the vision.

Ronald Beach
Ronald Beach
9 years ago

Red is my favorite with white a close second. Metallic Orange is a real good choice as well. Black only looks good when it’s clean and in bright sunlight. Greys, pale golds, and silvers suck, but seem to be fairly popular for some reason…

LandcruiserGuy
LandcruiserGuy
9 years ago

To me, it really depends on the car. Silver is the way to go for BMW, Audi, M/B…being a detailer though, I must say black is beautiful!

Isaac DC
Isaac DC
9 years ago

Yellow always looks good on a sports car, wheter is is Gaillo Modena on a Ferrari, Speed Yellow on a Porsche or that graet Dakar Yellow on a BMW M! Another color that looks great on cars and gives them a more aggressive and classy look is black. But i agree that white is most of the times a good choice too!

Gianni Burrows
Gianni Burrows
9 years ago

Red.

Andrews Balboa
Andrews Balboa
9 years ago

Light grey is the perfect option for old school cars πŸ™‚

John Abrishamkar
John Abrishamkar
9 years ago

red…love love love the imola red on E46 BMW…

Simon Lockie
Simon Lockie
9 years ago

I agree. White is often hard to better.

Michael Hinckley
Michael Hinckley
9 years ago

White drinks in the background very well. A canvas…

Paul Steel
Paul Steel
9 years ago

I agree in general, but depends on the mix, i prefer a white made up of a varied colour mix rather than a purer flatter looking shade. Its made a come back here in the UK after being unfashionable for many years.

Nar
Nar
9 years ago

I used to like white a lot more as well, but then i got a red CRX and am now partial to red. πŸ™‚

William Wagner
William Wagner
9 years ago

Depends on the car, but I rarely see a car that doesn’t look good in white.

Giannis Kokkas
Giannis Kokkas
9 years ago

Red…

Jeff Knoespel
Jeff Knoespel
9 years ago

Dark grey or slate grey makes everything look gorgeous.

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
9 years ago

A rich blue never fails to look good, and is more than often absolutely stunning.

Jim Bauer
Jim Bauer
9 years ago

Slate Grey/Medium Grey. Show me a car that does not look good In that.

Sid Widmer
Sid Widmer
9 years ago

I am always drawn to black. White blows out the sculptural elements of a cars design IMO. I think it depends on the car though. Some cars just look right in some colors. White Porsches, red Alphas, Black BMWs…. I like white on cars with origami-like design language such as the Aventador or a Lotus Elise. Deep color on more organic shapes.

Luc Bonachera
Luc Bonachera
9 years ago

I would agree in general, but… I actually prefer red for the three cars you mentioned. :p