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Best Car Colours: the Search for the Perfect Shade

August 24, 2015

Monday is upon us once again – and in today’s post, we’re taking a look at the best car colours available and helping you choose the right one for you. While you’re more likely to be concerned with insurance costs, practicality and in-car tech than the colour of your car, choosing the best car colour can affect your model’s maintenance and even resale value.

So if you’re on the hunt for a new set of wheels and confused over car paint colours, check out today’s blog to help you make an informed decision – and if you need finance for your new car, we can help there, too.

Bright sports cars

Original image by rushdi13

Why your car colour counts

When it comes to buying a new car, there are any number of things to consider. From staying within an eco-friendly tax bracket to finding a nice, spacious boot, you want your car to be tailored to your needs – and the colour of the car is often overlooked.

Although you might be looking for an attractive purchase price, certain car colours are renowned for losing value quickly – so if resale prices are high on your priority list, choosing the best car colour could be key.

Being smart with your car colour choices can save you money in the long run. While a bright pink Ford KA might seem like a great idea at the time, when it comes to resale, there’ll be a smaller market than there would be for a more generic silver colour.

Most popular car colours

White is often the cheapest car colour to purchase, with darker colours generally being more expensive – and while a white car can be costly to keep clean, it’s the best of the bunch when it comes to holding its value.

Metallic car

Original image by Bill Abbott

Metallic colours can hike up the initial price of your new car, but resale values are shown to be higher in the long run – with an investment in a metallic sports car offering the greatest return. You’ll probably have to wait longer to drive your car off the forecourt – but if you’re keen for your car to keep its value, it’s worth considering a metallic shade.

The colour you choose for your new car will be based on several factors. For business execs, silvers and blacks ooze professionalism – while opting for a brightly coloured sports car will have more appeal than choosing a more conservative finish. Whatever your lifestyle, keep colour in mind when it comes to buying your next car.

Car finance

From finding the right engine size and insurance costs to ample passenger space and the best car colour available, at the Car Loan Warehouse, we think everyone should be able to drive their dream car – whatever the cost. If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels but don’t have the funds to finance it, we can help.

We work with a range of professional lenders to find you the best car finance deal for your make, model and budget. To find out more about our car finance options, head over to our online car finance calculator and you could be one step closer to climbing behind the wheel of your dream car.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.