WHAT DOES YOUR CAR COLOUR SAY ABOUT YOU?
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 22nd May 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
What does your car colour say about you? A psychologist reveals all.
Believe it or not, it’s not just the make and model of our cars that reveal a lot about our personalities, but colour choices too. Psychologist Lee Chambers for USwitch explains the true personality traits of motorists, with some surprising results – read on to discover what your car’s colour says about you…
Those who drive black cars tend to ooze sophistication and have great style. They also appreciate control, but often take a reserved approach, avoiding any unnecessary drama. In 2020, black cars were officially the second most popular new car colour in the UK.
Grey or silver car owners are described by Lee as having a sensible nature, often considering practicality over desire. You can also expect them to keep their word as they are very reliable and tend to conform to society, often shying away from the spotlight. For the third year in a row, grey was the most popular new car colour in the UK, with silver at No 6.
Owners of gold cars are traditional, so they tend to stick to what they know, rather than trying new things. Those who fancy gold also love comfort and can’t resist a little glamour. However, gold cars are one of the least popular new car colour choices.
Psychologist Lee reckons white car drivers tend to be clinical, highly organised, and strive to achieve a high status within society. According to the latest official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), white was the third most popular new car colour in the UK in 2020.
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that yellow car drivers often have a sunny nature. They are bursting with energy and always look on the bright side of life. However, yellow is not a popular new car colour, just squeaking into the Top 10 at No 9. In 2020, just 0.4% of new car buyers choose a yellow motor.
Broadly speaking, red car drivers are highly sensual and like to be the centre of attention. They are high-energy, dynamic, and love to socialise with new people, though there can be subtle differences between the various shades of red. In 2021, red cars accounted for almost one in 10 new registrations and were the fifth most popular new car colour.
Safe, with an air of calm confidence and unlikely to be fazed, you can trust the driver of a blue car because they are likely to be faithful friends. Blue is the fourth favourite new car colour in the UK, accounting for nearly one in six registrations.
People that drive purple cars wants to be perceived as original and unique – they love to make a statement and stand out from the crowd. However, purple is also one of the most unpopular new car colours on the market, but it is growing steadily in popularity.
Drivers who opt for a green car usually lead a well-balanced life and are extremely down to earth. They are grounded and humble, known for taking a very simple and understated approach to daily life. Green car drivers opting for darker shades tend to be more traditional than those choosing brighter greens. Green cars accounted for just 0.9% of new cars sales in 2020.
Pink is the most unpopular car colour on the road. If you drive a pink motor, you’re definitely not one to shy away from the spotlight. You are bright, bubbly and bold – and have a heart of gold.
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