Our lives are filled with color, from our carpet to our walls, our clothing to our transportation color is a large part of life.
Everyone has colors they are partial to, and colors they can’t stand to look upon.
If you think about it, the color you choose for your automobile can say a lot about you as a person.
We researched a bit about color and how it translates to personality.
Yellow is a color generally associated with sunny optimism, warmth, and a verve for life.
A yellow car would signify cheery idealism and an extroverted personality in its driver. With most brands the main yellow seller would be the sports cars, flashy and fast.
While yellow may vary from a diluted metallic to a bright canary they all say essentially the same thing about their owner, yellow is a color for someone who wants to be noticed.
Blue is known for its tranquility and calmness, a cool color that has been proven to actually help calm people.
Those who gravitate towards those colors tend to be mellow on the whole, which in turn will make them more cautious and deliberate. Blue is also known for its versatility, so it follows that one who prefers a blue car is not only a cautious driver, but one who can acclimate quickly to change.
Almost any make and model can be found in one blue tone or another, although you will notice that very few sports cars come in any shade of blue.
It has been said that people who drive red cars drive faster and are more prone to speeding tickets.
This is a myth, but it stems from truth. Like yellow, many of the red cars we see are sports cars, hence the birth of the red car myth. Red is a high energy color that symbolizes thinking on ones feet, (speed fits nicely in that category.)
Chances are those who prefer a red car will have type A personality tendencies and an irrepressible zest for life. Again like yellow, red gets you noticed, it simply demands attention.
All the research we found indicates that green cars are chosen by those who have hysterical tendencies.
Green signifies loyalty, control and an agreeable nature.
Considering its roots and the feelings this cool color evokes this seems contradictory to the research on the color itself.
Green is the fresh color of spring, a color that pervades the landscape of the tropics. How then does it attract hysterical drivers? Contrary to my personal beliefs, it is shown to be one of the more dangerous colors, more likely to get into accidents than both yellow and red, something to consider.
Black symbolizes success, elegance and power. Most limousines are black, indicating high status, and class as they cut quietly though the night.
Surprisingly enough it has been shown that black cars are most likely to be in an accident.
Owners of black cars tend to be aggressive drivers and have a rebel streak that they find hard to squelch. It makes sense when you consider that the danger-loving ‘bad guy’ in most Westerns rides a black horse.
Silver and Gray
Silver and gray are almost interchangeable and tend to be considered tame colors, some might even say bland.
Those that drive a silver or gray car are said to be calm, cool and even aloof, however they are also said to have more accidents than drivers of either yellow or red cars.
Perhaps because they are so calm they are not paying attention to those more aggressive colored cars on the road?
White is the absence of color. It stands for purity and innocence in the American culture, and while our villain took off on a black horse, the hero that chased him rode a white one.
Studies suggest that the owner of a white vehicle is a status seeker and an extrovert.
This author is the proud owner of a white vehicle, mainly because it doesn’t show dirt as bad as darker colors can, nor does it absorb the heat of the Southern California sun.
Perhaps these reasons make the driver of a white car the most intelligent of them all.
To review every color of the rainbow would take years, but the above is a great cross section of what the color of your car says about you.