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What the colour of your car says about you

  • 18 JUL 2023
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Colour my world.

When it comes to choosing a car, most of us put a lot of thought into the make, model, and features we want. But have you ever stopped to think about what your choice of car colour says about you?

The car you decide on can shed light on your lifestyle, but it is the car colour you pick that reveals more about our personality. Your choice of car colour reflects what matters to you, and how you may perceive yourself. Black and silver cars are most likely driven by conscientious people, while yellow and red cars are associated with those who take risks. It’s not an exact science but there is some truth in how colours tie in with personality types.

So what does your car colour say about you? Read on to find out!


Black is the colour of luxury and sophistication. Seen as a power colour, it implies authority and control.

Black car owners are not easily manipulated and appreciate elegance and classic things. If you are driving a black car, chances are you are a confident and take-charge kind of person. You are probably goal-oriented and have a strong work ethic.

If you’re looking to make a statement, this is the car colour for you.


Silver is a futuristic colour and is often seen as a sign of prestige. It is associated with intelligence, success, and wealth. Those who appreciate things that are modern and cutting-edge but prefer a bit of understated flash would go for a silver car.

Choosing this colour implies that you are elegant but like to be ahead of the curve. You are – at heart – a trendsetter. Independent and resourceful, as a silver car owner, you would also be good at problem-solving and have a quick wit.


Unlike its silver cousin, grey is the colour of caution. Grey cars are associated with people are often neutral on their opinions to avoid arguments. They tend to talk things through to reach a healthy compromise or maintain the status quo.

If you pick grey for your car, that just means you are a practical, pragmatic and straightforward person. You project dignity, sensibility, and maturity.


Blue is the colour of serenity and safety.  It is often associated with loyalty, stability, confidence, and trust.  Those who go for blue tend to be patient and level-headed drivers. They are deep thinkers and often prefer a simple life.

As a blue car owner, it is likely that you are a down-to-earth person. With strong personal values, you are often seen as trustworthy and reliable. On the flip side, you could also be rather set in your ways.

There are some slight differences according to the shade of blue you choose.

If you go for a light blue, you tend to be optimistic and happy. You are also likely to be a good listener. On the other hand, if you choose a dark blue car, you may be more serious and cautious by nature. Nonetheless, others will see you as someone who can be trusted as an authority.

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Gold / Champagne

Gold or champagne-coloured cars often convey a sense of luxury and sophistication. Owners of these coloured vehicles tend to be warm and intelligent. They also prefer choosing timeless appeal rather than going after trends.

If you like gold cars, you are someone who love and will pay for comfort. However, if you won’t splurge all the time and only occasionally spend on fine things, then champagne is more to your taste.


On the one hand, red is the colour of excitement, energy and passion. On the other, it is often associated with risk and danger. Thus, those who drive red cars are often seen as thrill-seekers.

Red car owners are confident and passionate people who enjoy being in the spotlight. They like to live life in the fast lane. While they are often impulsive and sometimes aggressive, red car owners are also daring, and have a strong sense of self-worth.

If you own a red car, you would enjoy taking risks and thrive on adrenaline-pumping activities. With your joie de vivre, you attract people who see you as fun and exciting.


Moving on to the polar opposite of red, we have white. White is the colour of purity, innocence and cleanliness. It also symbolises new beginnings.

White car owners are often seen as being honest but also perfectionists. They can be clinical and hard to please, but once you get on their good side, they will warm up to you.

If you own a white car, you tend to be organised and like things to be clean and pristine. You have high standards. You appreciate simplicity but also enjoy the comforts that modern living brings. When someone wins your loyalty, you are a faithful friend for life.

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Uncommon colours

How about colours that we do not typically see on the roads? Usually these are meant to turn the heads of those that you drive by. Colours like pink, orange and purple, for example, shout out the individuality of those who choose them.

For sure, if that is the colour of your car, you are not one to shy away from the spotlight. For this reason, you often find high-end or sports cars in more unusual colours as they want to be noticed.


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