Last post on Oct 06, 2007 at 8:30 PM
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#5 of 6 Color Opinions from a picky person
Sep 08, 2007 (1:51 am)
I am a graphic designer, not that that makes my opinion any more valuable, but I was pretty picky in choosing a color for my car. Hope the Hyundai CA design team reads this.
Many of the colors offered make the car look kind of dinky, toyish or boring.
Black Pearl is nice, the color metallic flake give it a uniqueness. Makes the car look more upscale than it really is. Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann would approve.
Regatta Blue, really nice color, same comments i gave for the black hold true here.
Silver, a safe color, should look all right, but I saw a side view pic of a silver at an auto show, it looked kind of puny
Carbon grey: I though I would love this, but in person it didn't look as good as the pewter grey on my neighbor's BMW and 06 Honda Accord. I've been looking at that grey for 2 years thinking, wow, that's looks nice, but the one on the Elantra doesn't cut it. I think it either needs to be slightly darker or more metallic.
Seattle Blue: a decent color, but not wild about. Soothing.
Sand: Booooring, but of course some people like boring.
Red: looks good in publicity pix where all windows are tinted, but in person it isn't that exciting. Maybe try a straight red like a Mazda3. I like the retro red on the 08 Tib, but not sure it will fly on the Elantra
Purple Rain, eww. I am a fan of the eggplant on the Scions and PTCruisers, classy in a funny car sort of way.
White is OK. I like white. I almost bought a white Vibe. But white doesn't look as good on this car as some other cars I've seen. With the lack of chrome on windows, side molding or door handles to offer contrast, from the side it looks very plain.
Future colors: I wonder how Suburu sage/khaki and Suburu blue or yellow or copper would look on this car.
Speaking of colors, the light interior cloth seats with it fuzzy texture attracts dirt like a Swiffer cloth. It feels nice, but I can't touch it. They MUST do something about this.
#6 of 6 Re: Color Opinions from a picky person [g_designer]
Oct 06, 2007 (8:30 pm)
Hm, I would have called the purple one more of an "aubergine". Black cherry would be GREAT, I hate tomato red.