Most of us believe we choose the color of our car based on our favorite color or what looked best in the dealership showroom. However, did you know that the image you portray to the world can be affected by your vehicle’s color?
Remember, Tom Selleck as “Magnum, PI”? Do you recall the image in your mind when you first saw the red Ferrari he drove? The red color conveyed a handsome and sexy persona. Does your red car say the same about you? Or is your car lying?
Colors Associated with Particular Vehicle Types
Luxury cars are mostly associated with white or black. Family cars and minivans tend to be more popular in white, gray, or brown tints. Red is definitely the primary choice for sports cars. Hybrid vehicles tend to pervade the roadway in unique colors, including pastels.
Your Car Color Personality
As you drive down the road on your way to work or on a leisurely cruise through the countryside, what is your car saying about you? Specifically, what is your car’s color projecting to those you pass by?
- Red – These color cars typically get more speeding tickets, even if you’re not driving a sports car. Why? You are seen as reckless or a daredevil that loves being “seen”. Well, I guess the cops are definitely noticing you.
- Black – This is the color of empowerment. If your car is black, you are expected to excel in business and/or life and you enjoy the finest things in life.
- White – Owners of white vehicles are viewed as valuing cleanliness and order. These owners value pure and pristine environments. White is the one color in the entire spectrum that most readily shows. Also, you can be viewed as an anti-creative type.
- Silver – Silver is a precious metal and the choice of this color in your car shows that you seek prestige and value.
- Gray – Well, gray is… gray. It’s the most neutral of colors. If you drive a gray automobile you will be seen as a somber, pragmatic person who does not enjoy risk.
- Blue – Whatever the hue, you come across as calm, confident, and trustworthy.
- Orange – You are artistic and can even be outlandish. Your local tax attorney will not be driving a car in this color.
- Brown – Drivers of brown vehicles are seen as being down-to-earth but with style.
- Yellow – There’s really only one reason someone drives a yellow car… he/she desires attention. Yellow is the color that can be seen the farthest away.
- Green –The darker the hue, the more likely you are traditional. The lighter hue means you are closer to nature. Hence, the prevalence of light green hybrids.
- Gold – This color implies warmth. Gold is a precious metal and has the same connotation as silver.
Does Your Car Match Your Personality?
The above are mere generalizations of the images you project of yourself simply by driving down the road. The next time you purchase a car, perhaps you should evaluate your personality first.