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What Does the Color of Your Car Say About You?

What is your Car Color Personality? The color car you drive actually says a lot about who you are to your friends, family, co-workers, potential dates and clients. There is some indication that the color car you drive can have as much impact on that "first impression" as the make and model.

Would you like to know what your car color says about your personality? Whether you picked your car color because of your personality or not, it subconsciously tells a story about who you are.  Here is a snapshot of what your car color is broadcasting about you:

  1. Red

    A red car indicates that you are a passionate person. You are a “take charge” kind of individual and you are at least a little wild. If you are thinking of buying a red car keep in mind that red cars are still among the most stolen and one of the most ticketed vehicles on the road. Bright red paint also subconsciously sends the message that the owner is in a higher income bracket.

  2. Orange

    An orange vehicle is exceedingly hard to find. Orange says your car color personality is eccentric!  If you have an orange car you most likely crave attention. You are also generally a happy and upbeat person who enjoys being unique.

  3. Yellow

    There aren’t too many yellow cars on the road either, but a few companies do put them out; think the Ford Focus and VW Bug for instance. If you drive a yellow car you are confident. You like to have fun and you embrace the child within.

  4. Green

    Green is the color of nature. The person who chooses a green car is conscientious. They tend to be the go-to person in tense situations because they know how to keep their emotions in balance.

  5. Blue

    If your car is dark blue you are likely a very loyal person. You value relationships over wealth and you are calm. Rather than stand out, you like to blend in. If your car is light blue you are serene and peaceful. You also have a strong maternal instinct.

  6. Purple

    This is the color of royalty. If you have found a purple car you are a cherished individual who loves beauty, but walks with strength and purpose.

  7. Pink

    There are few pink cars out there, but they can be found. If you have a pink car, you like to be treated with a soft touch. You like to smile and you think good health is important.

  8. Brown

    If you have a brown car that signifies that you are reliable. You are true to yourself and to those around you. You are earthy and don’t engage in “showboating.” You are approachable, responsible and worthy of friendship.

  9. Black

    A slick black car is the epitome of power and authority. Think CIA or Secret Service. If you have a black car, you are sending the message that you are in control and are self-assured.

  10. White

    There are many white cars on the road. What they say about their owners has a lot to do with their upkeep. A clean white car shows that you pay attention to detail. You are careful and pure. A dirty white car makes you look sloppy and indifferent.

  11. Gray

    Although gray often represents the dreary and depressing in clothes, furniture and paint, that is not the case with your gray car. A gray car is a comfortable one. It represents stability and self-reliance.

  12. Silver

    Silver cars represent prestige, wealth and luxury. The newer and shinier the car, the more this will come across.

  13. Gold

    A gold car represents wealth and pride. If you have a gold car, you likely want to be noticed. You want people to know you do not lack financially and you are independent.

So have you figured out your car color personality yet?  If you are thinking about buying a new or pre-owned car, consider buying one in a color to match your individual personality!

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  1. typhoon

    On August 13, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    What a great article! While it is true that you may not have chosen your car’s color based on any of the listed personality traits, it is true that people will subconsciously think some of these things when they see you in that red or brown car.

  2. zoom zoom

    On August 13, 2007 at 4:00 pm


  3. Liane Schmidt

    On August 13, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    This is a really great article. Well done. I have read much about the meaning of color myself. Very interesting stuff.

    Best wishes!


    -Liane Schmidt.

  4. TYLER P.

    On August 13, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    I liked this one. Good Choice!

  5. francie

    On August 18, 2007 at 10:57 am

    I stopped by to read and view your article on the recommendation of Liane Schmidt. I’m glad to have found it through her link, as navigating through Triond can be daunting at times.
    I enjoyed reading this all, the pictures made it even more enjoyable. Good work!

  6. Lucy Lockett

    On August 18, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I am the same as francie, visiting because of Liane.I thought it was interesting because colours do have meanings and the pics were great.Thank you both!!!

  7. Beatrice Adams

    On August 19, 2007 at 11:00 am

    I like this article! My husband is thinking about buying a car, and I’ll definitely make him read this. It may sound shallow, but your choice of colors do say something about you, and impressions matter more in some industries than in others. Thanks, a.king!

  8. Darlene McFarlane

    On August 24, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Good article, I enjoyed it very much. There is a lot to say for colour therapy even though some might not agree. It is true that sometimes we buy a car and take the colour that is available. You will find that for those who are able to buy their colour of choice the facts in this article are right.

    Don’t let the negative comments get to you, a. king, it’s the positive ones that count. You did a great job.

  9. Stone Heart

    On October 1, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    Hmnn… well, as what I’ve read, red cars are prone to thieves.

  10. joe poniatowski

    On October 17, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Cool shots.

  11. murnie

    On November 6, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    hey…thank you very much for write this give me an important information for my presentation at speaking class

  12. a.king

    On November 8, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    Your Welcome, murnie :)

  13. Ruby Hawk

    On November 24, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Great choice for an article. I don’t usualy think to much about color but I can see it says a lot about who you are.

  14. J. West

    On December 6, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Very interesting, indeed. What it said about my colr choice was very true.

  15. Judy Sheldon-Walker

    On January 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Good article, and nice pics.

  16. Rana Sinha

    On April 10, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Well-written article on an interesting topic. Have to think about it the next time I change my car.

  17. Iris

    On April 15, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Hmmmm…I have a gold car.

  18. RLF

    On June 20, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Mine is silver and gold. Love these colors.

    Nice article. Thanks!

  19. Nunya

    On November 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    red just happens to be my favorite color. a i love my sporty red car. im a female so i do get a lot of attention from it! it drives me crazy lol

  20. Stef

    On January 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I have an orange car, I don’t crave attention but I do like to be a bit different and I like it cause it is happy looking like me:)so yep you got that part right. Also it is really easy to find in a parking lot!

  21. eddie

    On April 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I think what they said about the orange car is mostly true. I have one and I do get alot of attention from it. I like to be different, I am the only perso that many of my friends know who owns and orange car. I didnt look for an orange car but when I saw it I knew it was the car for me.

  22. Traci

    On October 10, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Very interesting! Although, I have to say my car is black and I’m definitely NOT the power/authority type of person. A total and complete Pisces which is the exact opposite. I liked the all black for it’s sleek and polished look. My next car will most likely be silver or once again black. Great article, as much of it does make sense.

  23. Tweetii

    On November 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I love my red. I’m passionate they got that part right. I have red cheeries on my rear view mirror too =)

  24. Opinions

    On November 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    i like the yellow, green, blue, red, pink, purple and white cars. silver and gray are boring cause you see too many on the road. black is dull and depressing. orange is just cheap looking. gold is like you’re bragging. brown looks like doo doo.

  25. Rita

    On November 27, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I want a bright car color!!!!!!!!! nothing dull

  26. chloe smith

    On September 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    helped alot on a science fair project thxxx;D

  27. Nat Pag

    On February 16, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I am soon buying a 2011 Mustang GT (with the big 5.0). I’m most likely choosing white as the color. I think this should keep me relatively safe from tickets, look classy, and stay much cooler in the Georgia summers. People call me crazy for craving a white mustang. What do they know?

  28. smokychristine

    On June 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I like white too, Nat, but I think I must be a slob because I forget to get it to the car wash.

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