What do you think about when buying a car? Make, model, spec, obviously. Price – goes without saying. But there’s another factor that might say more about you than any choice of brand. What colour car do you usually choose?
This is a multi-hued issue that goes way beyond blue for boys and pink for girls. With so many colours of car now on our roads, what does your choice say about you?
Once the preserve of vans, white has had a resurgence in recent years thanks in part to the popularity of sleek Apple products. Today’s white cars have a minimalist feel that, allied to lashings of chrome, looks slick and contemporary.
It goes without saying, then, that if you drive a white car, you’re a bit of a neat freak. You’ve probably catalogued your DVD collection. You’re possibly very up-front and honest, too. Nothing wrong with any of that. Next.
Professions: Architect, planner, designer.
Drive a cream car? You’re a calm, self-controlled person whose life runs like clockwork.
Professions: Banker, accountant, pharmacist, scientist.
Black is authoritative and powerful. You’re an all-or-nothing person, right? You’re self-assured, confident, not to be messed with. Maybe a bit competitive? You also like a spot of luxury (black is often the choice for upmarket cars).
Professions: Self-employed, managing director, lawyer, senior doctor, politician, armed forces.
Want to be seen as deep and mysterious? Grey is the colour of knowledge and wisdom. You’re probably a bit elegant, aloof and, dare we say it, corporate. Be careful, though, as grey is also the colour of British roads and skies. Grey cars have more accidents than any other in the UK.
Professions: Accountant, banker, IT, engineer.
Silver cars scream style, elegance and sophistication. Silver is the colour of purity and justice. It’s also the colour of wealth and prestige. You like the finer things in life. You’re calm, confident. You know your place in the world, and that’s usually pretty high up.
Professions: Doctor, lawyer, judge, architect, vet.
Bright and breezy person? Optimistic, cheerful, like a party? Creative? Revive and revitalise your life with a yellow car. Embrace your inner kid.
Professions: Game designer, chef, writer, artist, advertising, videographer.
Gold exudes confidence, wealth and luxury. You’ve got your eyes on the prize and not even the glare of the sunlight on the bonnet will deflect you. You’ve also got a bob or two.
Professions: Self-employed, managing director, banker, lawyer.
Balanced, stable, care about nature and the planet? Got a social conscience? You’ll be drawn to green cars.
Professions: Social worker, environmental sciences, nursing, local government.
Red is dangerous, fast, exciting. It’s vital, fun and expressive. You’re a risk-taker, a bit flash, you like to make your mark and get ahead of the pack. You’re enthusiastic about life and passionate by nature.
Professions: Designer, sales, estate agent, car dealer.
Crisp, clean and fresh, blue symbolises optimism, calm, gentleness and composure. That’s you, right?
Professions: Surgeon, nurse, midwife, therapist.
At West Way Nissan, we’ve got a colour to suit every personality – as well as the full range of Nissan models. Pop in to one of our showrooms across the country to test drive a Nissan today.