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Choosing a Car COLOUR that will Keep its Value For Years To Come

One of the most important things people think about when they buy a car is the colour – and rightly so! A good shade of paint can make a dowdy car look amazing, and a poor shade can make an amazing car look dowdy. But which are the best colours to choose?

The first rule is to remember that your personal taste may not be the same as the majority of people out there. If you want your car to keep as much of its value as possible, it’s always best to play it safe.


1) BLACK – We get asked to find more black cars than any other colour, because on most cars it looks upmarket and professional. There are some cars that can add £1,000 to their value just by being in black.

2) GREY – A very popular choice over recent years for people who feel that black always looks dirty and shows up any small mark easily (very true). Some view it as a little dull, but it is still very popular.

3) SILVER – Traditionally a very popular choice; however, it has become so popular that many people have turned away from it.

The colours to avoid are light metallic colours, anything too bright, white and red… however, white has become very fashionable over the last couple of years amongst top-end luxury and sports car makers, and I think that red will stage a comeback in the next year or so.

But that said, you always take a risk by trying to follow fashion!

Happy hunting!

At Palmdale we specialise in taking all the hassle out of the car buying process:


  • YOU tell us exactly what car you want
  • WE search for every available car in the UK that meets your description
  • WE negotiate with the seller
  • WE make sure that the car is perfect
  • WE collect the car and bring it to your door
  • YOU enjoy your new wheels for many years to come

These newsletters are our attempt to teach you everything we know about car buying; however, if you would like us to find and buy your next car for you, all you have to do is ask!