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What the Colour of Your Car Says About You

Updated on April 18, 2016

Choosing a Car by its Colour

There are many different aspects to consider when buying a car, such as budget, comparing car brands, sizes, models, mileage, prices etc. We also consider the car’s colour. The colour of the car you choose to drive can reveal a great deal about your personality and your outlook and attitude about yourself, your life and your lifestyle choices. The colour of your car subconsciously tells a story about who you are, and could be sending out subliminal messages to others.


WHITE is a combination of all colours within the light spectrum, and is associated with goodness, perfection, purity, innocence, truth, faith, sincerity, cleanliness, peace and harmony, refinement and dignity.

Those who choose to drive a WHITE car are often ‘neat-freaks’ who value order and organization, and who prefer to be up-front and honest in both their professional and private lives. Driving a WHITE vehicle may indicate someone who is truthful and honest, and at times, fastidious and fussy. Drivers of WHITE cars can also be seen to be frivolous and lacking in financial caution.

Those who drive WHITE cars are often generous and outgoing people who are earnest and accommodating, and often have very trusting personalities. People who choose to drive WHITE vehicles often have average self-confidence about the course of their lives, and are quite consistent in regards to their moods and attitudes.

A clean WHITE car indicates someone who pays great attention to detail and who is cautious and careful in life. WHITE car owners can be critical and discerning, detail-minded and overly-cautious.

A dirty WHITE car can imply that the owner is indifferent, lazy and sloppy.

CREAM coloured car drivers are generally controlled and self-contained people who are calm, methodical and patient.


BLACKcontains all colours of the spectrum. It is authoritive and powerful and evokes strong emotions. BLACK is the colour of extremes - all or nothing.

A BLACK car denotes authority, and those who own and drive one send the subconscious message that they are self-assured, confident and in control of their world. BLACK is the ultimate ‘power’ colour, and people who choose to drive a BLACK car have a desire to be taken seriously by others. A BLACK car is the perfect choice to make when wanting the world to know that you have arrived.

BLACK car drivers are said to be aggressive, competitive and intimidating, and can come across as discreet and secretive. A BLACK car adds mystery, and can suggest a deep and complex personality. Those who drive BLACK cars often have an aggressive streak.

Driving a BLACK car can suggest that the owner may have a mysterious, two-sided personality, and can indicate someone who is not easily manipulated.

Those who drive a BLACK car are often very careful about keeping up their appearances and maintaining a semblance of order and authority. These people like to project a smooth, professional appearance. BLACK cars are often chosen by well disciplined people who like elegance and luxury.


The colour GREY relates to formality, knowledge and inner-wisdom, insight and reflection, and those who choose a GREY car are often conservative, pragmatic and ‘corporate’, refined, elegant and aloof.

GREY is sleek and cool, and a GREY car can suggest practicality and reliability.

A GREY car indicates someone who enjoys their comforts in life, and who has great emotional stability and self-reliance. People who choose to drive GREY cars are often reasonable, helpful and agreeable souls who like to go with the flow of life.


SILVER is the ultimate colour of sophistication and represents justice and purity.

A SILVER car exudes a certain style and elegance and suggests a serious machine. SILVER cars can represent luxury, wealth and prestige, and those who own and drive SILVER cars often subconsciously exude these qualities. SILVER cars give the impression of being financially established and stable, and SILVER car owners usually come across as calm, confident and competent drivers as SILVER is representative of a confident, cool-headed person. People who own SILVER cars are most often very thoughtful and attentive drivers.

Choosing a SILVER car can indicate someone who likes luxury and the finer things in life, and who often has a futuristic outlook.

A SILVER car can indicate one who likes things to be ‘just so’, and those who own and drive SILVER vehicles have a positive attitude about their life’s direction.

Those who choose to own and drive a SILVER car often easily fit in with most other people and environments, and are able to accomplish great things. People who drive SILVER cars often seek stability in all areas of their lives.


The colour YELLOW is associated with optimism, confidence, cheerfulness, joy and happiness. It is a reviving and revitalizing colour that is the first in the solar spectrum for maximum brightness and luminosity.

Choosing a YELLOW car suggests someone who has a sunny and joyful disposition. YELLOW car owners are bright and optimistic in their day-to-day lives and have an expectant and positive attitude to their present and future.

Those who own and drive YELLOW cars have great self-confidence and enjoy having fun and embracing their inner-child. They are idealistic, intelligent, intuitive and warm characters, but at times can come across as a little ‘scatter-brained’. They love life and make a point of surrounding themselves with like-minded people. They are energetic, creative and like to stand out in the crowd.

Drivers of YELLOW vehicles can sometimes have a childish outlook on life.


The colour GOLD relates to absolute authority, perfection, self-esteem and self-confidence, wealth and luxury. GOLD also signifies determination and an unyielding nature.

A GOLD coloured car signifies pride and self-worth, and those who choose a GOLD car are often warm and intelligent and seek personal comfort. Those who own and drive GOLD coloured cars give the impression that they are independently-minded, and do not lack financially.


GREEN symbolizes balance, stability, growth and normality, and those who choose GREEN cars are generally civilized, socially-conscious and well-adjusted people.

People who drive GREEN cars are most often very upbeat and positive people who care about the environment and traditional ways of being. Driving a GREEN car indicates someone who is traditional, trustworthy and well-balanced. Owners of GREEN cars are typically peaceful people who possess calm, comforting personalities.

A GREEN car driver is a conscientious and considerate person who tends to keep their emotions balanced, regardless of circumstances.

People who choose to drive GREEN cars are generally less concerned with appearances and more focused upon integrity. Practicality is a priority for those who choose a GREEN car.

Choosing a LIGHT GREEN car can suggest someone who is lively, whimsical and lively.


RED is associated with danger, excitement and speed. RED is an exciting colour that embodies vitality, fun, ambition and achievement.

RED gives off a high energy vibration that has been found to raise the blood pressure and stimulate the senses, and those who own and drive RED cars may be inclined to take more risks than others. While RED cars don’t necessarily don’t go any faster than any other car, the owners of RED cars are most often the ones trying to get ahead of the pack.

Those who choose to drive a RED car often resonate with high-action, sex appeal, moving quickly and being flashy.

A RED car can indicate a passionate person who likes to take charge of situations, and who at times can seem a little ‘wild’. RED car owners are not afraid to get things done.

RED cars denote those who have ‘high performance’ energy and drive, and who are full of zest, courage, ambition and verve. They can be impatient characters who live their lives at a fast pace. People who drive RED cars are often enthusiastic about life and are passionate about their interests and themselves.

Those who drive a RED car can be described as being extroverted and ‘out there’. They have a ‘go-getter’ type of personality and enjoy adventure and action.

Those who drive RED cars are ‘take charge’ kinds of people who like to get things done quickly and efficiently.

RED car owners can be impulsive and aggressive and can be prone to emotional ups and downs in quick succession.

Physically aggressive types of people will be attracted to a shiny RED car.

BRIGHT RED subconsciously sends others the message that the owner is in a high income bracket.

BURGUNDY gives a similar message, but is less obvious.


The colour BLUE is a conceptual colour that is crisp, clean and refreshing. BLUE is symbolic of optimism, renewal, wisdom, patience and auspicious opportunities. BLUE is calming and instills gentleness, thoughtfulness and composure.

Those who drive BLUE cars are generally consistent in their moods and attitudes. People who drive BLUE care are often loyal and honest, and prefer to blend in rather than stand out in the crowd.

BLUE cars are chosen by loyal, trustworthy people who relish peace, calm and tranquillity, and practicality is a priority for those who drive a BLUE coloured car.

BLUE denotes devotions, accomplishment and introspection, and those who choose a BLUE car are hard workers who achieve their goals and are able to find personal success.

Those who own and drive a BLUE car are generally not overly dramatic and/or emotional. BLUE car owners are often the ones that others turn to for honest advice and wise guidance.

Choosing a DARK BLUE car indicates someone who is confident, credible and dependable. People who drive DARK BLUE cars often have a great deal of self-confidence and are most positive about the course of their lives.

Those who drive MEDIUM BLUE coloured cars are often faithful, calm, quiet, reflective and cautious people.

A LIGHT BLUE car can indicate a person who is cool and calm, quiet and loyal, although they may lack a bit of self-confidence about their direction in life. Those who drive LIGHT BLUE cars are serene and peaceful people who often have a strong maternal instinct.


The colour PURPLE resonates with royalty, nobility, mysticism, dignity and integrity, creativity and inspiration.

Those who choose to drive a PURPLE car are often creative individuals who are intuitive, unique and individual, but who can also sometimes be seen as eccentric. People who drive PURPLE cars are individualistic, creative and original characters.

People who choose PURPLE cars are often naturally artistic and creative, and can be temperamental and overly sensitive.

Those who drive PURPLE cars live their lives with strength and purpose.

Those who drive DARK PURPLE cars are often out to leave a mark on the world.


PINK is the colour of femininity, love and affection, compassion and kindness, and happiness and joy.

Those who possess PINK cars like a feminine touch and have a soft side to their personalities. They are often happy people who possess good health and wellbeing.

PINK cars are chosen by people who are loving and affectionate, and who exude tenderness and caring for others.


The colour ORANGE is a warm colour that has the ability to stimulate and arouse the senses. ORANGE symbolizes self-expression and self-confidence, gaiety and enthusiasm, flamboyance and passion. ORANGE also encourages energy, activity, incentive and motivation.

An ORANGE car can suggest that the driver is eccentric, attention-seeking and upbeat, fun-loving, trendy, fickle, social and talkative. They are often happy people who possess an optimistic outlook on life. ORANGE car drivers are fun-loving souls whose goal is fun and frivolity. They are usually loud, cheerful people who have a great sense of humour and who are socially-minded and enjoy the company of like-minded people.

ORANGE car owners are generally confident, positive people who desire attention and want others to appreciate their boldness and uniqueness. ORANGE car owners are impulsive and spontaneous and they enjoy being the centre of attention. ORANGE car drivers are often very independent yet social beings who are often oblivious to the opinions of the world.

Those who drive ORANGE cars are often sentimental and like to reminisce.


BROWN is the colour of our Earth and is associated with all things organic and natural. The colour BROWN suggests practicality and stability, conservatism and integrity, organization and orderly management.

Those who choose to drive a BROWN car are often no-nonsense, down-to-earth kinds of people who are independent, practical, sensible and grounded. They most often enjoy the simple things in life and are approachable and responsible and make loyal and steadfast friends. Those who own and drive a BROWN car are honest and reliable people who are true to themselves and others.

People who choose a BROWN car are generally stable and unpretentious, although they can also be shrewd and practical at times. They often have a humanitarian side to their nature, and have natural concern and compassion for others.

BROWN car owners most often possess wholesome, straightforward personalities.

A BEIGE or TAUPE coloured car indicates someone with basic, simple, traditional values and tastes.

People who drive BEIGE cars are often deep-thinkers who spend much of their drive-time mulling over and pondering the world’s worries and wonders.

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    • janshares profile image

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 years ago from Washington, DC

      Without revealing the color of my car, I will tell you the assessment was spot on . . . for both of my cars, which were purchased at different points in my life. This was a fun read, glad I came across this hub. Voted up and interesting.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 

      6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      This is a fun Hub! Thumbs up!

    • Victoria Scofield profile image


      7 years ago from Monroe, NC

      Whenever I give friends directions to my house I just tell them to look for all the dark blue cars since that's the first thing anyone notices about the place. I didn't get to pick my car and probably would've picked a light blue, but dark is my second choice.

    • iguidenetwork profile image


      7 years ago from Austin, TX

      Interesting hub you've got. We've owned a silver car for the past four years. I am not sure of the luxury thing (I do hope I can attain that someday) but yes I am generally a competent and calm driver. Thanks for posting! :)

    • platinumOwl4 profile image


      7 years ago

      I truly enjoyed your article, and I hope to read more of your publication. Oh! by the way I have driven white cars for the past 15 years.:)

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      Interesting hub! I drive a white car and some of the descriptions apply to me. I have always driven white cars because my dad told me that the color stays better than other car colors.

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      Joanne Sacred Scribes 

      8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thanks Lipnancy, I'm glad you enjoyed it.



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      Nancy Yager 

      8 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I love your hub. The way you related the color properties to cars. Voted Up and Shared.

    • PsychicJoanne profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanne Sacred Scribes 

      8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I Love it Lily! Bright green, lavender, melon, grey floor !! WOW I wish I had the guts to paint my house those colours!

      All good here Lily, busy but happy and well ... email on the way to you too :)


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      Lillian K. Staats 

      8 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Ah, there you are Joyce! Interesting concept! I drive a blue-grey car, but if I could choose a color (money being no object), I believe I would drive a periwinkle irridescent shade. Weird huh? Painted my house the shades I wished, bright green, lavender, melon, gray floor... colors really do resonate differently to different people, don't they. Great Hub... be well, be happy... lily


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