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Of course, we have nothing against a really nice jet black or pearl white, but you won't see them on this list. Car buyers have just become too conservative in avoiding great colors. Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, people were buying their cars in baby blues and pinks and reds and emerald greens. The ‘70s had some putrid shades, but it was full of purples and neon everything. It was better than what we have now.
Today's buyers need a push to help them get back to buying bright and exciting cars. We're here to help.
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Lime green is surprisingly good at bringing out the best in a small car. It makes the new Mazda 2, for instance, look like an adorable little tree frog and it turns something like a Lamborghini just into something from another planet.
People have hated brown for being the color of choice for big, boring old family sedans in the ‘70s (not the highest accolade), but the color is coming back into fashion. If you still aren't sure it's one of the finest car colors out there, look at it on Steve McQueen's classic Ferrari and eat your words.
Silver is played out. Get your car in a light metallic grey/blue and it will look a thousand times better.
There are many more fantastic takes on red than the usual flat shade you find on 1990s Dodges. We like a dark metallic candy apple best.
We have already professed our love for British Racing Green, so we will also mention a deep metallic green with a bit of blue looks great on just about any car. Even a Camry looks good in it.
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How do you hate purple cars? That's like hating candy, or rainbows, or joy itself. It's just a wild, underappreciated color and it looks great on sheetmetal.
These days, you only see a good orange on Lamborghinis. That's a shame. Let the common folk enjoy a good, electrified orange, like the kind you get on McLarens or old BMWs.
Your grandma's old Mercury may have come in this color, but it needs to make a comeback in a big way. Again, this looks great on just about anything.
Suggested By: Ash78, Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove
The shifting purple/green you find on TVRs and Mustangs is a love it or hate it color. And we can't support that enough. More people should take these kinds of risks with their cars, and not doom us to an endless sea of silver and grey