Is the colour important when choosing a car?

When it comes to buying a new car, colour may not be something that is high up on your priority list. Some people look more at the spec, age, mileage and general condition of the vehicle and the colour is more of an afterthought. For some though, colour is very important. Some people will turn down a car that is otherwise perfect for them purely because of the colour. 

The most popular colours of cars are silver, grey, white and black – arguably a little more subtle, and some say that grey or silver hides the dirt better making it a popular choice!  However, other colours such as blue and red remain fairly popular – although not as much as they were a few years back.

Colours like pink or green may only appeal to a small number of people, but there are now quite a few around, and more ‘exotic’ colours like bright orange, neon green and purple are making an appearance. Often some cars suit certain colours better than others. For example although traditionally sports cars were often red, they can often pull off the more exotic colours.

You will often have to pay more for a metallic colour than a matt colour but this sometimes is include in the cost quoted.