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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Watz ur pick ??

A person is made up of a whole lot of things, circumstances and experiences. It’s not just the zodiac signs or the native region. Btw 1/12 of the world’s population is of my zodiac sign or rather we are of the same sign, but that does not make us similar; every one is unique. The point of this post is, our personalities and attitudes are clearly reflected in the colors we choose. Here the object is car. Almost every urban middle class family now a day owns one car at least. Low priced or high, but one car a family is surely not rare.

Henry Ford manufactured the black Model-T (first use of assembly lines also) a superstar car, a super selling one, It was available only in one colour- jet black, and definitely not because it was Mr. Ford’s favorite color or it had some astrological significance for the Ford company but because no other color could dry as fast as black. Now, with the ever advancing technology new chemicals are added to speed up the drying process, thus more colors to their palettes.

It is absolutely true that the color of your possessions speaks volumes about your personality and habits. Talking about cars, a big thing with a substantial investment, a car can be sometimes an object of desire, love as well as nostalgia. I personally know people refusing to part with their old Noah-aged cars that are no better then show pieces, but since it was their first or their father’s first it still adores their garages. Business people and executives prefer cars with darker shades and metallic darks, while students, young professionals and girls like lighter colors, and sports cars drivers often choose cars with strong staring colors and fundu graphics (I love such cars haha!)


So, according to psychologists

    1.    Red- full of zest, energy and drive, brave, ambitious and impatient characters, who also think, move and talk quickly. The color red is a symbol of sex, speed, thoroughness and dynamism.

2.   Brown or orange- you are practical, independent and like to race

3.   Yellow- idealistic, novelty loving, intelligent and warm.

4.   Green- careful and unsociable, but also has hysterical tendencies!

5.    Blue- imaginative, loyal, and trustworthy people.

6.   Pink- gentle, loving and affectionate drivers.

7.    Silver and grey- cool, calm, and slightly aloof and who is prone to criticizing other drivers!

8.   Black- stubborn disciplined people, who like classic cars and elegance. They are not easy to manipulate!

9.   White- status-seeking, extrovert drivers, who are also optimistic, simple and who you can rely upon.

 Also, according to the Du Pont Automotive Color Popularity Report, up to 40 percent of consumers will switch car brands to get the colour they want. 2

Silver

Silver has been the most popular car colour in North America for the past seven years. Perhaps that's because metallic shades symbolize luxury and class. This high-tech hue says you're a sophisticated driver who likes to show off your vehicle's design. You're also calm behind the wheel. A recent study shows silver cars are 50 percent less likely to be involved in a crash.

Black

If you drive a black car, you’re no pushover. This sexy shade represents authority and power. You also appreciate elegance, style and timeless classics. But you may also have a darker side; black is often associated with villains and mystery.

 


Red

A bold colour choice, red says, “I want to be seen!” This hot hue has been found to raise blood pressure and stimulate the senses. You’re dynamic and sexy with a need for speed. Red gives off high-energy vibes and people drawn to the colour may take more risks — gamblers tend to place higher bets when seated under a red light.


White

hite symbolizes innocence and purity, like the traditional image of a bride on her wedding day. But white is actually a daring choice when it comes to cars — dings and mud splotches have nowhere to hide on this light-reflecting shade. Drivers of white cars might be seen as fastidious and refined.


Blue

lue is cool and serene. It calms the mind and creates a sense of tranquility. If you drive a blue car, you may be seen as conservative, loyal and quiet. But you may also be tuned in to trends.


Green

reen is an easygoing and refreshing colour. It evokes a sense of the natural and organic — especially when going green means caring for the environment. Drivers drawn to green are thought to be trustworthy and well-balanced.


Yellow.

Yellow cars signify someone who is idealistic and novelty loving. 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.



Today cars are available in any colour imaginable. Even the unconventional car colors like orange, purple, green and yellow are finding fast acceptance. It was not imaginable a decade back to drive a car in bright orange color but since these are gaining acceptance so can we say the people and their personalities are changing? We no longer wish to hang on to old traditions and customs and are now much more open to new experiments and are confident of ourselves like never before.


So, what’s your colour pick??



1 http://nuvolo.wordpress.com/2006/11/05/your-choice-of-car-colour-says-something-about-you/

2 http://www.caamagazine.ca/caadvice_articledetail.aspx?ContentId=458

18 comments:

  1. OMG! So much research you have done dear!! But great post...yeah its interesting to know!!
    I ll surely read this post again when I am going to buy a car myself :P

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  2. hii Aditi

    thankz dear for the comment :)

    yup! the colours and personality thing is quite interesting:)

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  3. when it comes to cars...has to be black..
    actually when it comes to nething ..its mostly black..

    informative stuff

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  4. Blog hai ya Autocar Magazine! Nice description! I have a Black bike which I can say I own! what abt that?
    Kaafi rangeen post hai ji!

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  5. hii Niti

    thankx for the comment :)

    yaar I too feel black is too classy and powerful but in India and esp. in the northern India, Black car is just not suitable because of the ever rising temperature and heat :)

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  6. hii Abhinav

    ye blog-cum-magazine hai !

    yahan mere expert reviews hote hain wo bhi bilkul free!! ;D

    accha hai yaar is post ko padh ke apni life rangeen bana lo !
    hahaahahah!!

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  7. wow!!! amazing research i must say!! btw.. jet-black is the best color for an car!!!

    color and personality was kewl too:)

    nice one buddy!! :)

    cheers!
    rammy

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  8. Hii Rammy

    thankx yaar :)

    But black is not suitable for the hot Indian summers (in my opinion), it absorbs too much heat and AC has to work constantly and for a longer time leading to a reduced battery power.

    Also the colour black makes the car accident prone during the night esp when our roads are poorly lit. Although it looks classy but I feel its not suitable because of the these practical problems.


    keep coming :D

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  9. Wow AS i am proud of u dost...what a research! i love cars...a carmaniac on the prowl...and black ofcourse is my fav color...so u like vintage cars haan? coolio i will show u around all those vintage cars in mumbai...i love them too

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  10. hiiii Gayathri :)

    thankz a lot re!

    yup I love cars too hehe! esp vintage ones :) they have certain uniqueness about them , a certain thing, a certain feeling :)
    yup! we'll surely ride them, I am looking fwd to the trip dear :)

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  11. Hmmmm.,. An informative post. Well, my pick would be black or shade of a dark blue. :)

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  12. hiii Prashant

    thanx for the honest comment :)

    yup! these colours look royal and powerful :)

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  13. Lotta research. I remmeber reading some time back about the colors people choose. It was silver followed by blue. Very informative post. :-)

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  14. hii sis

    thanks a lot :)
    watz ur fave colours in cars??

    :)

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  15. Black's my color. Right now, I own a pearl silver. My next car is sure going to be black. But its difficult to maintain; yet, nothing would stop me this time for going black!

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  16. hiiiii sis :)

    black no doubt looks very classy :)

    I love it too

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  17. Thanks for gr8 knowledge now its easy for everyone to choose their color..

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  18. hii Anonymous

    thanks a lot

    keep coming :)

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