Different colors have different historic significance, they arouse emotions, they attract attention, and they can blend into the background. When you buy a car and insist on a particular color you are being guided by a gut feeling. Unless your car is one of those plain station wagons which is nothing more than a workhorse and is supposed to be timeless to maintain a high resale value, then we have some “colorful” insights for you. They are not scientific and they don’t apply to everyone, but perhaps you recognize yourself or your friends in these descriptions. Today we’ll look at GREEN cars.

Look out for green cars, there aren’t many around.

In the 70s they were all the rage, now they’re coming back in fashion after a long spell in the wilderness: cars with any kind of green paint. It’s weird how tastes change and then change back over the years. Look out for green cars, there aren’t many around. And yet green is pretty much the most relaxing thing we can put on our cars. In this rapidly changing world, green is kind and soothing on the eyes and doesn’t make them tired. It’s the opposite of red – not only at traffic lights – and has a harmonizing effect on top of that. That’s why in the 70s, many living rooms and kitchens were decorated in green, school buildings and corridors were painted completely green, and that’s why classic chalkboards are green. The color doesn’t distract and provides a good contrast to the white chalk. And billiard tables are another great example. Pity that we can’t see the paint when we drive. But isn’t it nice to have a calming effect on other road users?

Green is also the color of spring and the power of regeneration. So it’s positive through and through and symbolizes (again not only at traffic lights) the general idea of moving forward. So I could second guess that drivers of green cars are positive, forward-thinking and pretty cool customers. Who doesn’t like to wander through the woods in the spring when the fresh green is sprouting from all around you? In healthcare, green light is also said to have a healing effect, promoting relaxation and rest. And that’s also why many instrument lights were green in the 70s and 80s. Depending on where your priorities lie in your choice of color, you could be called courageous or pleasantly extravagant if you have a green car – because it still definitely isn’t a trendy color; a green car is more difficult to sell on the used car market than a black or a silver one (something I’ll never understand), but a green car is easy to find in a large car park.

No matter how you look at it, green is hope. I myself totally love green. And my car is green. A green Christmas tree symbolizes the hope of spring in the gray winter; green is life and confidence. So, you out there: get out of the winter and into your green cars. Your mission is to make traffic a bit more relaxed. I thank you very much.

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