Car Colors


Did you know that from 1914 to 1926 the Model T was available in just one color—black? Henry Ford once said “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” However, cars have long since been available in a vast array of colors.

Today’s car buyers face a complicated decision-making process when choosing the paintjob for their new vehicle. No longer are cars available only in a small range of pre-selected colors, but now customers can order customized exterior colors. Things get even more complex when dealing with premier luxury vehicles. For example, Bentley’s Mulsanne luxury sedan is available in more than 100 exterior shades!

Color matching is an increasing challenge in the auto industry. There are more than 60,000 unique vehicle colors around today and this number continues to grow. It is estimated that 1,000 new vehicle colors are added each year. Accordingly, the ability to correctly determine the right color for the job is one of the most important skills a refinisher can possess.

Sameday’s refinish technicians utilize a state-of-the-art color matching system to provide you the best refinish solution available. Our collection of color matching tools includes digital color measurement via high-tech photospectrometer and premium software which evaluates the electronically collected data and outputs a precise color formula in a matter of seconds. We guarantee a perfect paint match!

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