Is it just me or are the names of car colors pure silliness? Take my new Honda Fit, for example, which is called “Blackberry Pearl,” aka purple. My friend Sunshine, who is also a brand new Fit owner, recently posted the question on Facebook about whether she should get blackberry pearl or blue sensation. Amusingly, yet not surprisingly, a number of friends thought she was talking about a phone. If I were getting paid to come up with the names for car colors, I’d call this “Purple People Eater” or “Purpley Burpely.”
Here’s a breakdown of what your car color supposedly says about you:
Silver – Elegant, loves futuristic looks, cool
White – Fastidious
Vibrant Red – Sexy, speedy, high-energy and dynamic
Deep Blue-Red – Some of the same qualities as red, but far less obvious about it
Taupe / Light Brown – Timeless, basic and simple tastes
Black – Empowered, not easily manipulated, loves elegance, appreciates classics
Neutral Gray – Sober, corporate, practical, pragmatic
Dark Green – Traditional, trustworthy, well-balanced
Bright Yellow-Green – Trendy, whimsical, lively
Yellow Gold – Intelligent, warm, loves comfort and will pay for it
Sunshine Yellow – Sunny disposition, joyful and young at heart
Deep Brown – Down-to-earth, no-nonsense
Orange – Fun loving, talkative, fickle and trendy
Deep Purple – Creative, individualistic <-- I see truth in this!
You may wonder why this week’s image is no jumping-for-joy-I-bought-a-new-car shot. When I was planning this shot, I had envisioned myself jumping inside my new car, but the actual mechanics of that did not work out well. Yes, I tried! By the time I got to this shot, I was already 164 frames in, thus the sour (purple) grapes face.
Little known fact: in Europe the Honda Fit is called the Honda Jazz. Thanks, Friday Cyclotouriste, for that trivia and also for the test drive that won me over in my car buying decision.