An insight into the colour of your vehicle

Posted on Feb 15 2017 - 5:43am by admin

The most popular colours of cars, chosen by drivers, across the UK have been found following analysis of DVLA figures by RAC Cars.

Full details of the research can be found here. However, just what does a colour say about the person who chooses it? Van hire and leasing specialist Northgate has attempted to find out by taking a look at each of the ten top colours and delving into their associations and psychological meanings.

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Read the insights below and see if they are relatable to you – or a driver that you know:

Colour: Silver (aluminium is also categorised here, though this is a material and not a colour)

Number of cars in 2016: 6,841,315

The meanings of the colour:

  • It signals a time of reflection.
  • It indicates a change of direction, due to it illuminating the way forward.

Associated words:

  • Calming
  • Clairvoyance
  • Emotional
  • Fluid
  • Glamorous
  • Intuition
  • Mysterious
  • Prestige
  • Purifying
  • Sensitive
  • Wealth

 

Colour: Black

Number of cars in 2016: 5,915,527

The meanings of the colour:

  • It denotes strength and authority.
  • It presents the feeling of perspective and depth.
  • It is the colour that represents the hidden, the secretive and the unknown.

Associated words:

  • Anonymity
  • Depth
  • Elegance
  • Formality
  • Mystery
  • Power
  • Sophistication
  • Wealth

 

Colour: Blue

Number of cars in 2016: 5,689,516

The meanings of the colour:

  • It’s considered beneficial to both the mind and the body.
  • It’s the colour of trust and peace.
  • It enhances self-expression and a person’s ability to communicate their wants and needs.

Associated words:

  • Calmness
  • Confidence
  • Depth
  • Faith
  • Harmony
  • Intelligence
  • Loyalty
  • Stability
  • Tranquility
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Unity
  • Wisdom

 

Colour: Grey

Number of cars in 2016: 3,710,965

The meanings of the colour:

  • It’s the colour of compromise.
  • It’s unemotional and detached.

Associated words:

  • Calm
  • Composed
  • Dignity
  • Functionality
  • Intelligence
  • Maturity
  • Modesty
  • Reliability
  • Safety

Colour: Red

Number of cars in 2016: 3,237,326

The meanings of the colour:

  • It’s a very emotionally intense colour.
  • It has very high visibility.
  • It’s warm and positive.

Associated words:

  • Celebration
  • Courage
  • Danger
  • Desire
  • Determination
  • Energy
  • Love
  • Passion
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Strong-willed

 

Colour: White

Number of cars in 2016: 2,833,084

The meanings of the colour:

  • It has a positive connotation.
  • It represents a successful beginning.
  • It’s colour at its purest and most complete form.

Associated words:

  • Cleanliness
  • Coolness
  • Faith
  • Goodness
  • Innocence
  • Light
  • Peace
  • Perfection
  • Purity
  • Safety
  • Youth

 

Colour: Green

Number of cars in 2016: 1,066,496

The meanings of the colour:

  • It’s the colour of nature.
  • It has great healing power.
  • It’s the most restful colour to the human eye.
  • It’s the colour of balance and growth.

Associated words:

  • Endurance
  • Freshness
  • Generosity
  • Growth
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Hope
  • Good luck
  • Self-reliance
  • Stability
  • Vigor

Colour: Beige (buff is also categorised here, we will only focus on the meaning of the colour beige)

Number of cars in 2016: 235,683

The meanings of the colour:

  • It offers the warmth of brown along with the coolness of white.
  • It’s a soft and neutral colour.

Associated words:

  • Calming
  • Dependable
  • Flexible
  • Neutral
  • Pleasantness
  • Quiet
  • Relaxing

 

Colour: Yellow

Number of cars in 2016: 172,297

The meanings of the colour:

  • It produces a warming effect.
  • It’s an attention-getter.
  • It evokes pleasant and cheerful feelings.
  • It’s the colour of the mind and the intellect.

Associated words:

  • Energy
  • Happiness
  • Honour
  • Hope
  • Idealism
  • Imagination
  • Intellect
  • Joy
  • Loyalty
  • Optimism

 

Colour: Brown

Number of cars in 2016: 169,656

The meanings of the colour:

  • It’s a friendly-yet-serious and down-to-earth colour.
  • It’s the colour of material security and the accumulation of material possessions.

Associated words:

  • Comfort
  • Endurance
  • Protection
  • Reliability
  • Simplicity
  • Stability
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