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December 13, 2013

AskPatty Takes a Look at “50 Shades of Gray” -- in Automotive Paint Shades!

2014 Audi Allroad in Monsoon Gray

In the “Fifty Shades of Grey,” book trilogy written by E L James, the number fifty describes Christian Grey, a man of many moods, talents, personalities, and vehicles (including jets and yachts).

With all the buzz in the media about the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie adaptation, I thought it would be fun to list 25 shades of grays for 25 of my favorite cars. To be sure, most cars do look super sexy in certain shades of silver.

2014 BMW M3 Convertible
in Space Gray Metallic

In fact, in the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity report, white/white pearl tied with silver as the world’s leading automotive color choices. Silver has been the lead choice of car colors for over ten years according to PPG Industries, a leading supplier of automotive paints. This year it looks like white is taking the lead.

In other words…we’re on to something. And to note: as with Mr. Grey, the color (or mood) of gray changes radically with the light. As you can see, gray is never boring…or tame.

BTW, Grey's car of choice was a black Audi R8 Spyder.

To follow, our list of grays:

Audi allroad: Monsoon Gray
BMW M3 Convertible: Space Gray Metallic
Bentley Continental GTC Convertible Coupe: Moonbeam
Chevrolet Camaro: Ashen Gray Metallic
Chevrolet Corvette Coupe: Cyber Gray Metallic, Blade Silver Metallic
Chevrolet Tahoe: Graystone Metallic
Chrysler 200 Convertible: Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
Dodge Dart: Maximum Steel Metallic
Dodge Ram: Gray Metallic
Ford Flex: Ingot Silver
Ford Mustang: Sterling Gray
Honda INSiGHT: Alabaster Silver Metallic
Honda Pilot: Polished Metal Metallic
Jaguar XK: Lunar Gray Metallic
Jeep Wrangler: Winter Chill
Kia Soul: Bright Silver or Titanium Gray
Lexus GS Hybrid: Nebula Gray Pearl
Lincoln Navigator: Sterling Gray
Mazda MX5 Miata: Liquid Silver Metallic
Nissan Altima: Metallic Slate
Porsche Cayenne: Meteor Gray Metallic
Prius Plug-in hybrid: Winter Gray Metallic
smart pure coupe: gray matte
Toyota Camry: Magnetic Gray Metallic
Volkswagen Beetle: Platinum Gray Metallic


More Automotive Shades of Gray

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
in Cyber Gray Metallic
2014 Dodge Dart
in Maximum Steel Metallic

2014 Ford Mustang
in Sterling Gray
2014 Ford Flex
in Ingot Silver

2014 Jaguar XK
in Satellite Gray Metallic
2014 Kia Soul
in Titanium Gray

2014 Lexus GS450h
in Nebula Gray Pearl
2014 Mazda Miata
in Liquid Silver Metallic

2014 Porsche Cayenne
in Meteor Gray Metallic
2014 Volkswagen Beetle
in Platinum Gray Metallic




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