If you’ve ever bought a car, there’s a 99.9% chance the color played a role in your decision. Everyone knows the age-old stereotypes about certain car colors, but what do those colors really say about the owners?
According to Lea Eiseman, one of the world’s foremost experts on color choices, not only do you factor in whether you like a car color, but you consider “how it reflects who you are. It’s a question not only of how people see themselves, but how they would like others to perceive them.”
To see if your car matches your personality, just check out our exclusive below.
Red is often the color chosen by those who have a zest for life. They are outgoing, aggressive, fun, and impulsive — or they’re someone who wants to be those things! If your car is red, you’re most likely ambitious and determined to get all you can out of life.
You tend to be restless and extroverted, so sometimes you are shocked when someone points out one of your shortcomings. You’re a confident go-getter who is often the life of the party.
Someone who picks a red car is saying to the world that they have “something impressive to show you“.
If you like a silver car, you’re practical, innovative, business-savvy, and have good taste.
The neutral color camouflages dirt on the car, which is great for your busy lifestyle. You most likely enjoy your job or field of work, but you do have a tendency to work a little too hard.
Unlike gray, a silver car has a metallic gleam that resembles stainless steel appliances and modern technology, which is an indicator of someone who is sophisticated. Basically, the classic color looks sleek — just like you.
“A silver car color indicates that you’re a high-class lady or gentleman with an eye on the upscale. Your status is higher in the world, and you’re not afraid to show it.”
White is associated with honesty and purity. If your car is white, you have taste and elegance and strive for perfection. Yet sometimes you find yourself longing for a more simple life.
If you’re driving a white car, you want to present a fresh, young, modern face to the outside world.
Contemporary brands, like Apple, use white to convey freshness and modernity.
If you have a gray car, you know there’s a difference between silver and gray.
The gray car driver doesn’t want to stand out. And between silver and gray, the latter is more nondescript. Gray doesn’t need (or want) to be as flashy as silver, projecting more dignity, tradition, and maturity.”
You care less about status and more about the status quo.
Gray is also the color of caution and compromise. You’d prefer life to run on an even keel rather than with big ups and downs.
When we think of adorning ourselves in black, we often think of black-tie dinners and cocktail dresses. It is a color of luxury and sophistication.
If your car is black, you are dignified and striking without being showy. You want to give the appearance of mystery, but you may be longing for more depth in your life. Yet, you are still timeless, important, and always in control.
Black is a power color, for sure.
If you have a blue car it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a case of the blues. Rather, blue cars act as a tiny bit of sunny sky on an otherwise gray and bleak highway or street.
If you own a blue car, you are compassionate, optimistic, stable, honest, and serene. You like to be admired for strong sense of self and wisdom.
Although you may be suspicious of flamboyant behavior, you are introspective and sensitive enough to try to find common ground with someone you may not relate to at first.
If you have a green car, you have a very strong sense of self and don’t care what others think of you.
Green is also closely associated with nature, so you may pull over when you see a beautiful landscape — and you’d like to fill your car with more environmentally-friendly fuel.
You’re gentle and patient, but your peace-loving nature does tempt others to take advantage of you sometimes.
Yellow and gold are the colors of joy and happiness. So if this is your car’s color, you definitely live by the mantra, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
You are imaginative, wise, have a good sense of humor, and a great mind for business.
You may also be young — or young at heart. Kids in their 20s like brighter colors and welcome trends and color. Bright color doesn’t feel like a risk to them. They like small, bolder shapes and vivid hues.
If your car is brown or beige, you are down-to-earth, thrifty, and honest — though sometimes you do tend to put your foot in your mouth.
You prefer a car that will run well and last a long time, rather than a flashy number adorned with a leather interior and flashy gadgets.
“Someone who prefers brown doesn’t really want to buy anything new. He just wants to live his life. He doesn’t care about style and might keep a car until it drops.”
A color we didn’t mention
Just like your car, you are one-of-a-kind. You don’t care about passing fads and trends, but prefer to focus on the quality, make, or model of your car.
Perhaps you customized your car or remodeled a classic that dons a color that is no longer en vogue.
Whatever the reason, there is one thing that is abundantly clear — you love your car as much as you like making something completely your own.