The colour of your car could say a lot about your personality, and could even determine the style of your driving.
That’s my view anyway – and I’ve even heard that, statistically, black cars are more likely to be in an accident, while their drivers claim to be better in bed.
On the other hand, according to a recent survey, silver cars are more likely to be bought by drivers with a more mature and less risk-taking outlook on life. Also, statistically, silver cars are the least likely to get into crashes.
It’s recognised that colour psychology is a genuine discipline that studies people’s behaviour depending on colour preferences. And I honestly think that the choice of your car’s colour is an extension of your personality.
I mean, have you noticed people who’re buying or leasing executive cars tend to prefer black? I reckon it’s because they think it befits their status – and that’s why you see so many business types driving black BMWs and Audis.
White is also a popular colour for new cars. I think this is because motorists want to show they have good taste and live a modern lifestyle. Let’s face it, white is clearly a choice for people who want to say ‘Look at me and my new car!’,” – and there’s nothing wrong with that!
I’ve also come to believe that colour is the factor that new car buyers take the longest over when purchasing their new vehicle. Of all the options any new owner is faced with, this is the one that often causes the most stress. I’ve seen couples falling out over choice of colour – it’s a battle of wills.
Check out what colour psychologists who have studied car colours and their drivers reckon:
- Black: Dangerous, rebellious. Black cars are far and away more likely to be involved in an accident and a road rage incident. However, black is also used to denote power, which is why it is a popular choice in executive cars. They also claim to be better in bed.
- White: Modern and tasteful. White is the most popular colour for new cars as it shows a driver’s desire to have the latest products. Apple products reflect the same desire. Most likely colour for a family car.
- Red: Extrovert drivers choose a red car. They’re also more likely to drive faster thinking the colour makes them more visible, giving them a false sense of security. Likely to be angry behind the wheel.
- Blue: Happy and confident. Blue car drivers are more likely to let you out at a road junction
- Silver: Safer, more mature. Silver is the car least likely to be involved in a car accident and use less petrol
- Brown: Dull, introverted, doesn’t want to stand out from the crowd. More likely to be the victim of an accident
- Green: Unfashionable, don’t care what people think. People have stopped buying green cars to show off their green credentials. It’s now seen as a colour of rebellion. Green drivers are least likely to let you out at a road junction.
- Blue and white: You’re a police officer.
While these are not hard and fast rules, there’s circumstantial evidence that driver’s behaviour can actually change in different colour vehicles.
Put an executive driver into a silver car and see them slow down by 20 mph. Your surroundings define how you behave.
There is one claim that is yet to hold any water: I’m yet to find any proof of the fact that drivers of black cars are better in bed.
It could be that they’re liars as well as dangerous and rebellious!