From personal car hire (pch) to buying a new car outright, there’s one thing that’ll always be at the forefront of your mind when choosing a set of wheels – the colour.
While the mod cons, engine, emissions and mileage will be important, the colour plays a huge part in the sale or hire of a car, and you only have to look at the figures to see that.
Car colour choice in the UK
Playing a huge part in choosing a car, in 2018, the research found that the nations favorite car colour was black. Meanwhile, when the researchers dug a little further it was discovered that nearly 60% of all new cars sold were either black, white or grey. This was attributed to plain coloured cars holding their value more due to them having a much broader appeal.
So, with that in mind, what are the top 10 colors of choice here in the UK. They’re as follows:
1. Black (20.3%)
2. Grey (19.7%)
3. White (19%)
4. Blue (16%)
5. Silver (10%)
6. Red (9.9%)
7. Green (1.1)
8. Orange (0.8%)
9. Bronze (0.5%)
10. Yellow (0.4%)
As you can see, after the first six, the popularity drops. And, with all of this in mind, what does the color of your car say about you as a person? Let’s take a look, shall we?
What your colour says about you
Below, we’ve taken the time to look at the most popular car colours in the UK to find out exactly what your choice of color says about you. You’ll even find out what your friends, family and neighbour’s car colors say about them too.
Luxurious and sophisticated, the color black says you want to be dignified and striking without being too showy.
The color of caution and compromise, if you’ve opted for a grey car, chances are you care more about the status quo than status.
Honest and pure, those with white cars are often longing for a more simple life, without striving for perfection.
Adding a splash of color to an otherwise grey motorway, those with blue cars tend to be quite stable, honest, optimistic and serene individuals with a strong sense of self and wisdom.
Practical, innovative, business-savvy and filled with good taste, these are just a few things that a silver car will say about you. You probably have a pretty busy life and tend to work a little too hard too.
If this is your color of choice, then you probably have a zest for life. The color red says that you’re outgoing, aggressive, fun and impulsive, or, that you crave these things. Those with a red car are more likely to be ambitious and determined.
If you don’t care what others think and have a strong sense of self, you’re probably the owner of a green car. Not the most popular color on the roads, opting for green highlights that you don’t feel the need to keep up with trends and march to the beat of your drum.
While an outrageous color, you’ll be surprised to learn that an orange car says you’re comfortable with value and saving money.
If you’re opting for more unusual colors, like bronze, this says you’re one of a kind and don’t care about fads and trends.
The color of joy and happiness, if you’re driving a yellow car, you’re probably wise, have a great sense of humor and mind for business.
So, next time you head out to buy a car, you’ll know exactly what type of person you are based on color alone.