Sunday, June 5, 2011

More thoughts on color

As many of you might already know, I've been thinking about going with lime green metallic in a satin on the roadster for some time Yesterday I spent a good few hours at the Good Guys show in Loveland, CO. As I walked amongst hundreds of beautiful cars I found myself reflecting on just how much I appreciate subtle colors on cars. There's something to be said for showing restraint, especially when one could have  just a easily have gone bright and blingy.
To that end, my favorite car of the show was a bare metal model A couple with red scallops. Subtle. And it really got me thinking about going with a subtler shade on the roadster. If any of you have followed my blog from the beginning, you may remember the aqua Fibes drum kit color.

Well I'm leaning back that way but in a far more subtle shade, like the Charger pictured above. I figure a lighter, almost silvery value of aqua would be very tasty. The engine could be painted a richer shade, like the AMC engine color seen here:

Imagine these in a much lighter silver or white.
In terms of interior color, it would really open up the possibility of a pearl white or a very light silver which would open up the tight interior confines. The frame and firewall could be painted to match the interior color which would nicely tie it all together. It would also harken to some of the kinds of interior treatments used in the late fifties and early sixties.

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