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By Jennifer Goldberg (CAA)
What the shade of your car reveals about you.
The make and model of your car can say a lot about you as a person. But the colour of your vehicle may also be very telling about your personality and even the way you drive. According to the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, up to 40 percent of consumers will switch car brands to get the colour they want. While the colour you choose may have to do with cultural trends or merely what's in your price range, different hues evoke emotions that attract certain types of people. Read on to find out what message your car's paint job is sending.
Silver Silver has been the most popular car colour in North America for the past seven years. Perhaps that's because metallic shades symbolize luxury and class. This high-tech hue says you're a sophisticated driver who likes to show off your vehicle's design. You're also calm behind the wheel; a recent study shows silver cars are 50 percent less likely to be involved in a crash. Black If you drive a black car, you're no pushover. This sexy shade represents authority and power. You also appreciate elegance, style and timeless classics. But you may also have a darker side; black is often associated with villains and mystery. Red A bold colour choice, red says, "I want to be seen!" This hot hue has been found to raise blood pressure and stimulate the senses. You're dynamic and sexy with a need for speed. Red gives off high-energy vibes and people drawn to the colour may take more risks -- gamblers tend to place higher bets when seated under a red light. White White symbolizes innocence and purity, like the traditional image of a bride on her wedding day. But white is actually a daring choice when it comes to cars -- dings and mud splotches have nowhere to hide on this light-reflecting shade. Drivers of white cars might be seen as fastidious and refined. Blue Blue is cool and serene. It calms the mind and creates a sense of tranquility. If you drive a blue car, you may be seen as conservative, loyal and quiet. But you may also be tuned in to trends -- car-colour forecasters predict blue will be hot in 2008. Green Green is an easygoing and refreshing colour. It evokes a sense of the natural and organic -- especially when going green means caring for the environment. Drivers drawn to green are thought to be trustworthy and well-balanced.