Picking the right colour may be more important than you think
Choosing the colour of your new car can be one of the most exciting elements of your car-leasing journey... And once you’ve chosen the specific model you would like, it is one of the biggest choices you have to make.
Depending on the manufacturer, you could have an endless choice of colours to choose from. It could be bright, dark or simply your favourite colour, but how important is the decision you make?
While it might feel like an inconsequential decision at the time, there are lots of key factors to consider when choosing the colour of your next car beyond just personal taste. We’ve taken a look at why car colour matters, some key facts and figures and some of the most popular car colour choices on the market right now.
Does car colour matter?
You may not realise it, but there are some important factors to consider when choosing the colour of your car. While picking a red car over a blue car may not make you a better driver, the choice you make at this stage could help you further down the line.
Cars are designed with visibility in mind, but that can change in certain environments, depending on their colour.
For example, a white car is not going to appear as visible is a snowy environment. Meanwhile, studies have shown grey cars are more likely to suffer damage in foggy weather.
Despite being a popular colour, red cars are often listed among the least safe options on the market. Not only can they merge with things like brake and traffic lights, but they are also less visible at night.