|The code||Name||Example view||metallic||Description|
|102||apricot||metallic||silver light orange|
|460||aquamarine||metallic||silver blue green|
|660||altair||metallic||silver light gray|
|371||amulet||metallic||silvery dark green|
|1158||oyster||metallic||(GM) light gray|
|421||bottlenose dolphin||metallic||silver green blue|
|451||blueberry||metallic||silver gray blue|
|262||bronze age||metallic||beige brown|
|129||Victoria||metallic||silver bright red|
|132||cherry USA||dark silver red|
|150||defile||silver gray brown|
|321||Duchess||metallic||silver milky green|
|230||pearl||metallic||silvery white milky|
|307||vegetable dish||dark green|
|1012||green avocado||(IL) dark green|
|1901||golden star||metallic||(GM) beige gold|
|331||golden leaf||metallic||golden dark green|
|245||golden field||metallic||silver yellow green|
|109||golden beige||metallic||(IL) golden beige|
|347||inca gold||metallic||golden dark green|
|311||iguana||metallic||silver bright green|
|190||calif. poppy||metallic||golden red|
|212||cappuccino||light gray beige|
|322||columbian greens||metallic||golden olive|
|116||coral||metallic||silver dark red|
|370||Corsica||metallic||silver swamp green|
|1017||red pepper||metallic||(IZH) silver-cherry|
|1013||red porto||(IZH) cherry|
|435||English Channel||metallic||silver purple|
|445||lapis lazuli||metallic||purple blue|
|498||azure blue||metallic||silver navy blue|
|133||magic||metallic||silver bright purple|
|1014||shimmer blue||metallic||(IL) silver-dark blue|
|217||almond||metallic||silver beige pink|
|606||milky path||metallic||silver gray graphite|
|403||Monte Carlo||bright blue|
|325||marine open sea||dark green|
|458||moulin rouge||bright purple|
|620||nutmeg||metallic||silver gray gold|
|239||Nevada||metallic||silver gray beige|
|383||Niagara||metallic||silver gray bluish|
|1001||lake tahoe||metallic||(UAZ) dark gray-green|
|1121||olympia||metallic||(GM) bright blue|
|387||papyrus||metallic||silver gray greenish|
|342||the prairie||metallic||silver gray green|
|605||prestige||metallic||silver navy blue|
|448||rhapsody||metallic||silver bright blue|
|412||regatta||metallic||silver navy blue|
|610||Riesling||metallic||silvery pale gray|
|1002||rychmo||metallic||(UAZ) dark brown|
|391||Robin Hood||metallic||dark green|
|1005||light green||metallic||light green|
|671||light gray||light gray|
|1019||gray tin||metallic||(IZH) gray silver|
|1011||blue calypso||(IL) dark blue|
|478||plum||metallic||silver bright blue|
|295||creamy white||creamy white|
|360||sochi||metallic||silver gray greenish|
|399||tobacco||metallic||silver brown green|
|206||melt water||metallic||light gray|
|509||dark beige||dark beige|
|793||dark brown||dark brown|
|456||dark blue||dark blue|
|1115||an extravaganza||metallic||(GM) bright red|
|105||Franconia||metallic||dark cherry raspberry|
|228||tea rose||light yellow|
|408||the reason||metallic||silver dark purple|
|162||sweet cherry||dark scarlet|
|1021||black graphite||metallic||(IL) silver-gray-graphite|
|513||black Pearl||metallic||silver brown|
|637||black chocolate||metallic||dark brown|
|202||bright white||bright white|
The choice of car color before buying depends not only on the personal preferences of the owner, but also on the conditions of its operation. The main criteria are good masking of chips and scratches, the invisibility of light dirt and dust on the car body. The practicality rating is as follows:
They are versatile and equally well suited for any climate. Due to their prevalence, there are no problems with repair and color matching. Such colors are suitable for all car enthusiasts without exception, and it is easier to sell a car in a popular color.
The most practical car colors are silver and beige.
The most easily soiled and impractical colors:
The main problem with all dark colors is their extreme soiling, which makes them unsuccessful. It is enough for a black car to drive a little around the city after washing, as it is covered with a thin layer of dust, which makes it untidy. Such machines heat up much faster in the heat, so they are rare in the southern regions.
The exception is white and this is due to the good visibility of chips, cracks, rust on the paintwork. White fading in the sun is uneven, so different parts of the car can have different shades, which also makes it difficult to match the paint.
Chevrolet Lanos car paint colors
Code Name Example. view Metallic
GKQ Casablanca white
GKA Marsala red
GKU Green classic metalic
GKJ moon road metalic
GBF Pannakota metalic
GKT Red Rubens metalic
GKN light silver metallic
GKS black night metalic
GKV prestige blue metallic
GKL Green bamboo metalic
An analysis carried out by one of the insurance companies of the Russian Federation showed that cars of natural natural shades are the least likely to get into unpleasant situations:
Obviously, the safest colors are not banal and those that, according to the psychology of color, indicate calmness, poise and the ability to stand firmly with your feet on the ground. The safest is orange. Although this should not be surprising, because this color is used for construction equipment precisely because it is a signal.
The presence of green and brown in the ratings of the safest at first glance is doubtful - these colors are not among the brightest. But if we turn to the psychological characteristics of color, then this is expected - both of them speak of stability, sobriety, the ability to clearly assess the situation, and at the same time they give cheerfulness, unlike cold blue-blue shades that act soporific.
Most often, insured events occurred with owners of black and silver cars. Such colors are difficult to distinguish in those moments when drivers are most vulnerable - early morning, twilight. 65% of accidents (maximum) among owners of red cars, but this is not about color, but about the psychological characteristics of those who choose such a defiant color. As a rule, these are young drivers who do not have much experience on the road. White is a safe color, although it is at increased risk on the other hand: it is white cars that are most often stolen.
Yellow and brown colors
Yellow is a complex but promising color. If we are talking about metallic shades (Golden Star, Golden Field, Melon), then this is the choice of elegant people with a delicate taste. Looks rich. Like any light color, it will require maintenance. The bright yellow gloss has the telling name "Yellow Taxi".
Yellow is strongly associated with taxis, so there may be times when someone knocks on your car and asks for fares.
Various shades of yellow in cars. Bright colors look prettier, but are strongly associated with taxis.
Many shades of yellow (mustard, greenish-yellow) may not evoke pleasant associations for everyone (for example, with the color of pea soup), but if the car model is not banal, then they will be a highlight and a great way to attract attention.
Shades of khaki are difficult for urban conditions and passenger cars, but jeeps and tall cars are given a certain severity, they are associated with nature trips, hunting and fishing.
A khaki-colored car is best suited for off-road vehicles. It is chosen mainly by lovers of off-road travel, fishermen and hunters.
Brown colors give a retro accent, they must be carefully selected according to the character of the model. For example, brown will decorate the Jaguar XJ sedan. Rarely suitable for class A or B vehicles.
Brown color suits business class cars. On cars of class A and B, it looks worse.
It is a mistake to believe that this color speaks solely of the desire to be the most visible, of aggressiveness and temperament. Many shades (cherry, red-orange, burgundy) are so rich and dignified that they are appropriate on F-class models.
Various shades of red in cars
Pros of red:
Excellent visibility on the road.
Is a classic. It is familiar to others and will not shock like pink or light green.
Democratic, suitable for both women and men.
The peculiarity of red lies in the optical illusion of this color: - visually it seems that the red car is moving faster than it actually is, and that it is closer than it actually is.
A difficult choice for both interior solutions and for the car. This is due to the peculiarities of the perception of the spectrum between blue and red by the human eye.
Various shades of purple in cars. This color is quite difficult to perceive, so you should be careful on the road in a purple car.
Violet tones symbolize mysticism and mystery for a reason - they are elusive and look faded on the road. The only exceptions are such tones as Moulin Rouge (bright purple) or Lilac (light purple).
The range of modern purple shades for cars is represented by metallic shades. The mother-of-pearl sheen emphasizes the lines of the car and makes the muted color more expressive.
The advantages of purple depend on the shade. The most easy to care for and representative - dark and medium gray-violet, blue-violet. The colors of lilac and lavender are the choice for compact women's cars.
Blue and cyan colors
Blue is popular. Depending on the shade, it can carry a different symbolic load.
Atlantic (purple-blue) - laid-back,
Diplomat (blue) - solid and at the same time not heavy,
Lapis lazuli (light blue) - expensive, impressive,
Saint Tropez is sporty.
Various shades of blue in cars. This color is associated with calmness, rest, relaxation.
Pros of blue:
Forms the image of the owner as a serious, intelligent person. The color is not in vain considered one of the most popular for uniforms.
Practical and non-marking.
Bright blues or aquas have until recently been a rarity in the mainstream market, although they are increasingly seen at trade shows and on the streets. Such shades are strongly associated with rest, leisure, vacation. Green tones of the sea, sky blue were one of the trends in 2014, when the masterminds of the auto industry were carried away by the ideas of environmentally friendly cars that were simply obliged to radiate peace and relaxation. Since then, these colors have become firmly entrenched in the automotive industry.
blue car color
Metallic makes any color more suitable for cars - a color with a silver sheen is brighter, lighter, more radiant, and therefore more visible on the road. Metallic has significantly expanded the modern palette of comfortable automotive colors. Now you can use dull, complex shades of blue and green, which without the addition of metallic particles would look pale and dirty. Today they look stylish and sophisticated. Often decorated with premium models, as they evoke associations with precious metals and stones.
pink car color
An interesting fact - the Italian company Lamborgini categorically does not paint their cars pink! Although there are a lot of people who want to buy a legendary car in this color. Why did the leadership take such a tough stance? As one of the regional directors explained, this is not in line with the spirit of the brand. "Ferarri is not a Pokémon!" Only branded red, as well as silver, white and black. This does not prevent buyers from repainting the car pink on their own. However, the firmness of the concern's leadership in this matter is respected, and makes it more attentive to the philosophy of color.
Pink is one of those shades that, despite being bright and expressive, is a must-have choice. The color is not masculine, and even if the owner is a woman, it is doubtful. They see it as cheap "glamour", a hint of "pop music".
Pink is a very dubious color for a car, associated with cheap glamor and pop.
The only exception is delicate and elegant light pink metallic shades, for example, Almond. Associated with the color of rose gold, it makes no less worthy impression than golden, white or silver. Deep dark fuchsia can look original and appropriate.
How to choose a car color: the pros and cons of popular shades
The ROLF company has selected the most practical and safe car colors based on its own statistics collected over 30 years of work.
White: the safest
The safest car color on the road. Minimum share in frontal collisions. White cars are visible from afar, they reflect light well;
Reduces the temperature in the cabin - white paint almost does not absorb the energy of sunlight;
The most accessible. White cars are cheaper than other colors, so they are chosen for reasons of economy;
It's easier to sell. White cars are in demand among taxi, delivery, car sharing and rental services;
Why you should consider:
The dirt is clearly visible. White cars are not practical - they show dust and stains after washing. The slightest spots of rust turn into ugly red streaks;
Difficult to paint. There are milky, mother-of-pearl, beige and moon shades of white that are difficult to match. They do not fit well with each other - a mistake when choosing a paint will be visible from afar.
Black: the color of prestige cars
Solid. Black cars seem massive, heavy and reliable;
Always in fashion. Demand for yellow, red and green cars varies according to trends. Black is always popular;
Best to sell. The black color of the car is more practical in terms of resale. According to statistics, it accounts for 22% of transactions. Moreover, it holds the highest residual value.
Why you should consider:
The most easily soiled car color. Gray, brown and brown road dirt is perfectly visible on a black background. Minor dents and scratches too;
Heat in the cabin. In the southern regions of Russia, the interiors of black cars warm up to + 60-65 °, in the middle lane - up to + 50 °;
More expensive than other popular shades. For "black metallic" you pay extra from 5 to 50 thousand rubles, depending on the brand.
Gray and silver: the most practical car colors
Easy to care for. On a silver-gray background, dirt, scratches, small dents and even rust spots are visible only at a distance of less than a meter;
Easier to repair. Gray paint is the easiest to pick up - cars of popular brands like Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and BMW are painted in signature gray tones that are well known to bodybuilders.
The most persistent. Gray cars are practical - such enamel absorbs little ultraviolet radiation and the energy of sunlight. Even after 10-15 years they look presentable.
Why you should consider:
The most inconspicuous. The gray color of the car affects the accident rate - it is difficult to notice it on a dry asphalt road on a cloudy day;
Inexpressive. "Wet asphalt", silver and light gray merge with the road, making the car invisible to other drivers.
How to choose a car color for vivid impressions: red
It catches the eye. Red cars are second only to white cars in terms of safety. Red color attracts attention from afar and makes you keep a bright object in sight;
Universal. Suitable for sports cars, small cars and crossovers. It looks good on any car - it does not make it heavier, but does not visually reduce the dimensions.
Why you should consider:
Included in the top stolen. The red color makes even the most practical car a target for car thieves;
Burns quickly and unevenly. After five years, the car loses its aesthetic appearance - in the worst case, it can become stained or streaked.
Green and brown: practical and calm car colors
Great for off-road. Streaks of brown dirt lifted from the surface of the primer are not so noticeable;
Rare and noble. You can choose car colors that are associated with racing tracks and celebrities, such as British Racing Green and Dark Chocolate.
Why you should consider:
Difficult to resell. Green cars are in low demand in the secondary market.
Yellow and orange: bright but discreet car colors
Well visible. Yellow and orange cars are safe: they are perfectly visible on the road and stand out from the traffic.
Why you should consider:
Persistent association with a taxi. Public transport is most often painted in these shades.
Which color of the car is better in all respects: blue
Always looks good. Blue is a noble shade that suits absolutely everyone. The blue color of the car is on the list of the most practical cars after gray - dirt and dents are almost invisible.
Why you should consider:
Bright shades of blue attract car thieves. The blue and turquoise colors of the car are much more practical in terms of safety.
Silver and gray car colors
Silver was and remains popular. It is the second most common, after white. If you study the catalogs of the latest luxury cars, it turns out that the compilers prefer to demonstrate goods in silver-gray at least as often as in black.
Silver and gray colors in cars are quite popular and practical.
Practical. Dust and dirt are almost invisible.
Universal, suitable for everyone.
A huge number of diverse shades: from the color of wet asphalt to aluminum.
Quite well distinguishable on the track both day and night. Worse than red, but better than black.
Great for hot climates.
The downside is that gray is the least noticeable on the road. At dusk, without headlights, a car of this color is almost impossible to see, so it is not recommended to leave a gray car at night on the roadway.
In 2017, 27% of all car buyers in the primary market in Russia chose silver (17%) and gray (10%) shades. In total, this is more than those who chose black cars - 16%, but less than white ones - 28%. The remaining percentages fell on natural tones, and soft and warm (gold, beige, yellow, orange, brown) are more popular than green, red and blue.