Look At Your Car: Here's What Its Color Says About Your Personality

Oliver Brown


Before we had cars, we had horses and horse drawn carts. Well, the relatively well-off people had those. They were used for transportation and for doing things at the farm.

Then vehicles came about and quickly became both cheap and popular. Horses could never match the ease of use and potential for explosive ends of internal combustion engine vehicles. But did you know what the color of your car says about your personality? Read on and find out!


Red for people who want to go fast. "Red ones go faster" is a well known saying, and it's the favorite car color of people who like to travel with friends and who take to having fun with aggressive zeal.



“The gray car driver doesn’t want to stand out,” Marcie Cooperman, expert on car color-based psychology, says. “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.”



Much like the Silver Surfer, you’re practical, innovative, business-savvy, and display good taste. You might not necessarily serve a world-eating primordial monster, but you still work hard for your status. “A silver car color indicates that you’re a high-class lady or gentleman with an eye on the upscale,” Sally Augustin, an environmental psychologist, says. “Your status is higher in the world, and you’re not afraid to show it.”



Blue cars are not for members of Blue Man Group only. They're for serene, stable, honest and optimistic people. Sally Augustin says that “the minivan mom may choose blue, which projects a nice, stable family appearance.”



Green car shows that you're either in the military or you don't really care what the others say. Marcie Cooperman claims that the heyday of green cars’ “peaked in the 1990s and now we’re in the midst of a backlash against green, with fewer green cars in showrooms and on the road.”



Down to Earth people drive the cars of this earthy colors – and probably add some of that color themselves by driving down trails not strictly meant for vehicle traffic. “Someone who prefers brown doesn’t really want to buy anything new,” Marcie Cooperman says. “He just wants to live his life. He doesn’t care about style and might keep a car until it drops.”



“Don’t worry, be happy,” thinketh the person who buyeth the yellow or gold car. They're imaginative and have a great mind for business. “Kids in their 20s like brighter colors and welcome trends and color,” says Marcie Cooperman. “Bright color doesn’t feel like a risk to them.”



Orange is the color of people who respect value and save money. “I do a good job of minding my money,” the owner of an orange car says to the world.



Black is the color of luxury and sophistication. It's a dignified car that's also a little mysterious. “Black is a power color, for sure,” Cooperman says.



White cars show taste and elegance and strive for perfection, as well as a lot of money spent cleaning it.


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