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      01-24-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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Best Looking Colors Combinations

I'm looking for the best color combinations when it comes to interior and exterior. I'm 20 years old. I'm in college. And I'm buying my first new car in Oct and need a car that looks amazing on the outside and works well on the inside too.
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subjective question, you ask...

Being in college, dont you have objectivity ?
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      01-24-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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Why not stop caring what other people think and pick colors YOU think look good?
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      01-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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Use the color threads in the photos section for good ideas
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      01-24-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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Exterior and interior color are also largely based on how much you want to maintain and care for your car. White and Black exteriors will mean that you'll need to wash and wax that baby every one or two weeks to keep it showroom sparkly, and any dirt or grime or damage will immediately be obvious. Greys and silvers hide it a lot better.

For interior it's whatever you fancy. I personally like lighter interiors to give the car a more open feel (black interiors feel cramped to me).
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      01-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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+10 on all previous posts. If you want an opinion, set up a poll. You could also search for threads, as this has been discussed plenty of times.

Personally, Superman colors (Estoril Blue ext, Coral Red int). But that's me.
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      01-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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Exterior & Interior combo ?

It really depends upon what you mean as "best colour combo".

For aesthetics ?
For safety ?
For ease of maintenance ?

I have owned many different colour combos. The one that I went back to, silver with black interior, works best for me. IMO, it best addresses the 3 questions above.

The new F30 (especially the M Sport version) in Glacier silver looks fantastic; it is also a highly visible colour, both day and night and it's easy to maintain
(see photos below).

Alpine white is another good colour, but it requires frequent washing during winter months.

As for interior choices, if you are buying your car, stay away from beige interior. It will not only be labor-intensive to maintain a clean look, it will reduce the resale for your car by several thousands of $$$.

Black and red are by far the two most popular interior choices for the F30.

In the end, there really isn't any one best colour combo, it comes down to what you like. Good luck !
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      01-24-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Exterior and interior color are also largely based on how much you want to maintain and care for your car. White and Black exteriors will mean that you'll need to wash and wax that baby every one or two weeks to keep it showroom sparkly, and any dirt or grime or damage will immediately be obvious. Greys and silvers hide it a lot better.

For interior it's whatever you fancy. I personally like lighter interiors to give the car a more open feel (black interiors feel cramped to me).
Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. I've been leaning towards material grey with red leather. Sport line.
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It really depends upon what you mean as "best colour combo".

For aesthetics ?
For safety ?
For ease of maintenance ?

I have owned many different colour combos. The one that I went back to, silver with black interior, works best for me. IMO, it best addresses the 3 questions above.

The new F30 (especially the M Sport version) in Glacier silver looks fantastic; it is also a highly visible colour, both day and night and it's easy to maintain
(see photos below).

Alpine white is another good colour, but it requires frequent washing during winter months.

As for interior choices, if you are buying your car, stay away from beige interior. It will not only be labor-intensive to maintain a clean look, it will reduce the resale for your car by several thousands of $$$.

Black and red are by far the two most popular interior choices for the F30.

In the end, there really isn't any one best colour combo, it comes down to what you like. Good luck !
Allow me to digress from the topic and say I like the Modern Line Wheels with the M Sport trim.
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I would say Mineral Gray
Black interior.
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Allow me to digress from the topic and say I like the Modern Line Wheels with the M Sport trim.
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Thanks ! That's my winter set-up. The Modern line wheels are one of very few alloys that will fit over the optional M Sport brakes.
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I was just thinks sport like with red leather since it would match the red trim line.
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There are few colors that look bad on a BMW. Agree with previous posts, if you want easy to take care of colors, shoot for silver, red, or blue and dark interiors. Easier to clean and maintain.
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I'm looking for the best color combinations when it comes to interior and exterior. I'm 20 years old. I'm in college. And I'm buying my first new car in Oct and need a car that looks amazing on the outside and works well on the inside too.
A college student "buying" a new BMW? Sounds highly mommydaddyish
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Alpine White Coral Red
this

its insanely beautiful

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A college student "buying" a new BMW? Sounds highly mommydaddyish
of course it is, when I was 20, I had a minus bank account. Since then, I graduated college, got a job, and got my first new car (im now 25). That said, my parents gave me my rx330, so I have no issues with parents buying their kids toys, afterall its their money
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I love my current car, but if I could do it all over I think I might have gone with the Mineral Grey. You never get tired of it. My 1st bimmer was "Sparkling Graphite" (see my garage), which is pretty close...
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I'm looking for the best color combinations when it comes to interior and exterior. I'm 20 years old. I'm in college. And I'm buying my first new car in Oct and need a car that looks amazing on the outside and works well on the inside too.
A college student "buying" a new BMW? Sounds highly mommydaddyish
Yeah true. It is daddyish. But I'm paying for most of it my self. So I'm not a total spoiled brat. I just want advice so far. .
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I made a total of 30k over 4 years in college from part time and side jobs. So yeah, new car in college isn't automatically "mommy or daddyish"
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A college student "buying" a new BMW? Sounds highly mommydaddyish
hahaha.. thats exactly what i was thinking too..
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