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Painting Your Car? 5 Colors to Consider

Painting your car is a way to give your vehicle a like-new appearance on the outside and can even increase the value of your vehicle should you sell it in the future. To make the best investment on your paint job, consider these five popular colors for your vehicle.

1. White 

White is one of the most popular car colors in the United States. White is perhaps the easiest paint color to take care of once applied and is an adept color for hiding minor dents and other imperfections in a vehicle's body (especially when opting for a true white over a pearly white or cream color). If you plan on reselling your car in the future, white is a prime choice for your car's exterior. Because white universally matches any vehicle's body style and existing interior, you can quickly upgrade your car with this simple and in-demand option.

2. Silver 

The most popular overall car color (for trucks, SUVs, and sedans alike), silver is an ideal option for painting your car if you want a metallic sheen but don't have a large budget for a custom color. Like white, silver is a universal choice that matches most vehicle interiors with ease and gives your car a more elegant appeal. Consider silver for your vehicle if your car has no known blemishes (or small dents that can easily be repaired by your auto body repair technician). Silver comes in a variety of shades and metallic enhancements, so speak to your auto body technician about your options prior to choosing a paint for your car. If you aren't into metallic options but you still want a silver effect for your vehicle, consider gray or dark gray for your car. The flatter tones enhance your vehicle's appeal without appearing too shiny. The darker the gray, the better. Potential buyers are more attracted to a medium dark gray tone than a light gray when car shopping.

3. Black 

Black is considered to be a sophisticated, high-class color, especially when painted on cars. Choose black for your vehicle if you want a more exclusive appearance on your car or if you want a more custom touch. Keep in mind that black is harder to maintain and should only be painted professionally by an auto body paint specialist. To keep your black car in beautiful condition longer, wash your car frequently to remove dirt and bug debris. Black is known for making exterior vehicle residue stand out more than other colors do.

4. Blue

A darker blue tone, such as a dark navy or near black, is a beautiful color to paint your car. These options are unique without appearing too custom to resell your vehicle successfully. Before painting your car a rich blue color, speak to your auto body technician to discuss shades of blue that will work best for your car. Black or gray-based blues are often more favorable than lighter blue colors for cars.

5. Maroon 

Not a classic red but alluring on many vehicle styles, maroon is an option to consider for your vehicle if you are a fan of reddish tones. Maroon fits into the medium red category, so choose a red that has black undertones to achieve the stylish vehicle exterior you are looking for. All vehicle paint jobs require care and maintenance to last. Always wash your car after encountering mud or other debris, keep your vehicle parked in a garage or under a car cover when not in use, and see your auto body technician right away if you notice any chips, scratches, or dents in your new paint job. The right paint job (and the right color) will give your car the look you want. See us at Jim's Auto Body for all your auto body needs today.

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