Exploring the Impact of Car Colours

By Vehicle Contracts03-07-2023

Bringing back the colour to driving.

The most popular car colour in the UK might be grey at the moment, but that doesn’t stop car manufacturers creating new vibrant colours for new cars. These colours, in some cases, are really out there and are bright eye-catching. When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, it always brings a smile to people's faces when they spot a brightly coloured car on the roads, almost as if the sun has brought the colour back. Here at Vehicle Contracts, we work hard to bring a range of colours to you when leasing a car. We want your car to not only be at a great price and practical for your needs, but also to reflect your personality and vibrancy. We have brought together a number of great cars that are available in bright, vibrant colours that we think you are going to love.

Not Everything is Black and White

We may be used to seeing a lot of cars on the roads in solid neutral colours like black, grey and white, but look again. There are a growing number of people who are choosing to use colour in their cars to express themselves. Sales of red, blue and green cars rose slightly last year, showing that colour, even if it was just a basic primary colour, is on the incline, but some big car manufacturers are going one step further.

Colourful Car Park

Volkswagen’s Areteon is available in a stunning Kingfisher Blue Metallic, created to reflect light and appear to change colour in different settings. VW are no stranger to bringing the colour as they are renowned for the turmeric yellow they debuted with the Areteon a few years back, yes it was intentional on their part to bring some colour back to the car world and whilst Areteon’s Kingfisher blue might be a more muted shade, it still stands out in a sea of grey monochrome.

Porsche are also no stranger to colour, with red being the most popular colour of their cars. They also have a unique system that will match any paint sample that you take to them. Paint to sample (PTS) might cost you extra, but if it means you get the perfect colour you’ve always wanted on your brand-new Porsche, then surely it’s worth every penny. Porsche offer paint choices on their Cayman coupe at no extra cost that include Racing Yellow and Guards Red and the 911 comes with colour options like Aventurine Green, Night Blue and Gentian Blue also offered free of charge.

Porsche also offers new colours that won't have you reaching for your sunglasses, the Taycan is available in Frozen Berry, which is a shimmering subtle lilac purple that is really quite lovely to look at. The more familiar colours of white, grey and black are also available free of charge, but it just goes to show that you can have colour on your car and not have to pay the earth, and it may be the reason that we are seeing a few more colourful cars on the road.

Porsche Frozen Berry

BMW has over 120 different colours to choose from, and they offer some amazing eye-catching options. Each model has a number of varied colour options that stray from the normal. The BMW M3 offers Isle of Man green and Toronto Red as a free option and the BMW 2 Gran Coupe offers, for a fee, the colours Melbourne Red and Snapper rocks blue, all colours that look great on a BMW and help to showcase the curves and the styling of the vehicle body. The M4 Coupe even offers the more out there colour of Frozen Orange II - totally zesty.

So bright I gotta wear shades

Some cars are better suited for bright colours in our minds, like the little Mini sailing along the motorway in sunshine yellow, bringing a smile to the faces of everyone that sees it. The Barbie pink Fiat 500, although a limited edition, always grabs your attention when you see it out and about. The Audi Q8 in Dragon Orange, and the Toyota RAV4 in cyan splash all get seen by other drivers.

The higher end luxury cars showcase the brighter colours really well and hold their value. Cars like the Jaguar F Type in Sunset gold or Fireneze red and the Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG Cabriolet in Hyacinth Red. Each elegant and highly sought after, and looking stunning on the road. Why should the high-end cars have all the fun? Colour should be for everyone, and colour should be enjoyed.

With new shades and new paint technology there are more and more choices available, colours that reflect light and appear to change shade when in different light, and even the matte colours that are growing in popularity, they may be restrictive in their colour options at the moment, but they stand out as different, and isn’t that what you want with your car, to be seen and celebrated as you cruise around.

The car of the future

BMW may have come up with the ultimate in car colour, with an innovative concept design of a colour changing car. The i Vision Dee, standing for Digital Emotional Experience, comes with 240 different panel segments, which allows the colour to change between 32 different solid colours.

Made up with electronic paper from a start-up company called E Ink, it contains millions of tiny microcapsules that can change shade when electricity is applied. The car may still be in the concept stage, but BMW has big plans for a 2025 release, with lots of extra tech being added. This could very well be the future of choosing your favourite car colour. The bright shiny happy colours for the glorious summer days cruising along the coast. Here at Vehicle Contracts (https://www.vehiclecontracts.co.uk/), we always try to stay a step ahead and strive to offer the best variety of cars available and will try our best to source any colour or model you desire, our team are only a phone call away if you have any questions.