It is often said that an individual’s personality can be identified by their choice of dog breed and the color of their car. Some would go so far as to say that you are misrepresenting yourself by choosing the wrong dog or the wrong car color. After all, isn’t it true that both of these possessions tell the world a little something about you?
The next time you go shopping for a new car, ask yourself the question “what does this car color say about me?” To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of the weirdest car paint color names. These color names are all currently manufactured by well-known automobile companies.
Weird Car Paint Color #5 – Vert Tigo
Yes – you read correctly. The name is actually two separate words that quickly remind one of the Alfred Hitchcock movie or the feeling produced by a ride on the tilt-a-whirl. It is not known whether the name is intended to produce nausea or is simply describing the condition of the person who named it.
Weird Car Paint Color #4 – Red Oxide
No matter how this name is analyzed, it still means the same thing – rust! It is difficult to determine why anyone would want to paint their car with the color of rust unless, of course, they assume it will save them the trouble of repainting later.
Weird Car Paint Color #3 – Black Death
A paint color that depicts a plague is probably not the color name one should choose for an automobile – especially one with many safety features. It is unlikely that any person purchasing a new car would want to think about “black death” when they’re behind the wheel.
Weird Car Paint Color #2 – Burple
Does anything really need to be said about this unusual and rather unpleasant sounding combination of blue and purple? Some might say it’s a crime to paint a car any shade of purple.
Weird Car Paint Color #1 – Lemon Yellow
What were they thinking? Years ago someone came up with the term “lemon” to describe a poorly functioning car that nobody wants. Why would anyone use this same term to describe a paint color? Car salesmen have enough trouble selling cars without having to tell his or her customer that their car is painted like a lemon. There is one other paint color name that could fall into this same category for similar reasons – Titanic Blue.
There are many other questionable paint color names out there such as “stop light” and “post office red.” The key thing to remember is that a wise automobile buyer will consider the paint color name as much as they will take into account the miles per gallon! When all is said and done, more gasoline can be purchased but a bad reputation is hard to recover.