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We Need to Talk Dad

I agree that you cannot argue taste. Everybody is different. But that doesn't mean that everyone makes up their own mind. Dad. You know I am talking to.

My father has owned some cars with terrible colors. The cars were find but, they just looked terrible when you looked at them because of the paint.

He has owned:

  • Cream
  • Brown
  • Yellow (which in all honesty looked like earwax)

Maybe on other cars, certain colors just look good or bad on different objects, maybe a car isn't any different.

In general I'm not a fan of gray, silver (I am talking about the Dodge silver and the one found on a lot of entry level imports, there are hundreds of different shades of silver, but the common ones…) and black (it is hard to keep it clean and it hides body lines), because they're boring. Why pick normal/boring when you can pick something that is more catchy or eye pleasing? A truly good looking car needs color to show it off.

What colors do you find particularly ugly?

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Too Many Colors But I Love Them All

I love color but it is deeper than say, an artist's eye, it is a celebration. I blame my mum for this.

Yup, I said mum. My mother was born and raised in England she met my dad and have lived in sunny California ever since. I don't think that my dad as a favorite, but for my mum, it is yellow. I think in England you get something like 50 years of cloudy in every century. When we visit family there it is always so overcast. That is why yellow is her favorite, no matter how many rainy days she had growing up, she could always have some sunshine in the color yellow.

When I was a kid growing up she had a flower garden where she grew yellow peonies and lemon trees. It was truly a beautiful sight.

I love them all.

For me colors are an expression of emotion, experience, and individuality.

Though that last statement may not be true. I read somewhere that around 50% of the world claim blue as their favorite color. And yet to say blue is wrong. What we consider blue is a huge range. Deep blue, and the bright cyan blue are really different, but both are considered the same color because, English.

But I like cyan blue a whole lot more than indigo blue. I have always found it strange when people consider cyan to just be a shade of blue. Cyan is in between blue and green. Just like orange is between red and yellow, yet we don't consider orange to just be a shade of red.

Under scientific color theory, there are the subtractive primary colors, which would be magenta, cyan and yellow, and then there are the additive primary colors, which are red, blue and green. The idea that the primary colors are red, yellow and blue has been considered wrong for a long time, but it still gets taught today, being taught as the RYB model in art classes, this does not mean that it is scientific.

Scientifically cyan is actually a primary color.