Paint colors

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    I think anything other that black, white, silver, and brown will look strange with the glass roof.
     
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    Personally, I like that Silver near chrome look. Or even the Blue Chrome.
    If they do not expand out to colors not on the S or X, and what we saw in the Reveal, I'm more than fine with the Silver that was at the reveal.
     
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    Hoping for a blood orange, or the red from the reveal with a bit more orange flake in it...
     
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    I think I Will go with The silver one ;)
     
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    I am thinking white with the darker wheels!
     
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    I would love to see a fiery copper, or even the orange used on the Roadsters, but am expecting to see the exact colors currently offered on the Model S, or at least comparable.
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    I think I saw these photochops on r/teslamotors. They're quite well done, and are on imgur.

    I really like the dark green, myself.
     
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    I would most likely order Titanium Metallic if it's made available. If not maybe Pearl White, Silver or Black as a last choice.
     
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    I think that it would make sense for Tesla to stick to the Model S colors for initial units, just to uncomplicate manufacturing.
     
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    Badback, that's a great point. In my never ending pursuit of all things cars I once learned automakers need to give their paint suppliers a 3 to 5 year lead time when wanting to offer new colors. So it makes sense Tesla would go with ones that are currently available. I understand the flat black, shown in the reveal, is quite popular. So will be interesting to see if that is offered.
     
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    I hope they offer some more exciting colors. Silver, black, white are all pretty boring and are the same as so many other cars on the road. I would NOT want the matte finish that was shown at the reveal - watch some of the test drive videos and see how every single fingerprint shows on it, plus wonder how it would show road dirt.
     
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    #14 Dan Detweiler, Apr 20, 2016
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    I test drove a Model S yesterday and the two cars they had at the showroom were two colors I had not previously considered. One was the Midnight Silver (Grey) and the other was the Titanium. Both were gorgeous. I think I will probably go with the Midnight Silver with the Grey interior after seeing it in person.

    Just my $.02.

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    Tell us more about the test drive ! :)
     
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    Niklas, I actually said a few words about that experience in another thread. Look for "Tesla's Ace In The Hole" thread under the preorder tab.

    All I can say is OMG!!!!!!

    Dan
     
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    #17 TrevP, Apr 20, 2016
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    Tesla tests various paint colours from BASF from time to time. Pictures from a Teslarati article from 2014 show paint samples on shadowboards outside in the sun.

    The new paint facility installed at the Fremont factory can do 10,000 cars a week so maybe we might get a few more colours to chose from however I think at least initially, the palette will be limited until the crazy backlog is filled.

    http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-new-colors-coming-soon/

    Tesla-New-Colors-Palette-3.jpg Tesla-New-Colors-Palette-1.jpg Tesla-New-Colors-Palette-2.jpg
     
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    Dang those are nice colours
     
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    I love the 2 purples in the top 2 pictures!!!! :) And the dark teal next to the shrub in the 3rd pic. Some of the light blues are nice too, and the bright red/orange in the middle of the 3rd pic is interesting too. Bring on the fun & unique colors! I don't want my car to be lost in the crowd of boring colors in the parking lot. I buy my car for me, not the person after me.
     
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    I did a double-take when I read that.
    I assume you meant to say Model S?
     

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