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Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:29 pm

Not that my shark is going to be resprayed any time soon, but still, I do like to dream about it. 8)

My interior is black leather.
My exterior is Bronzitbeige.

I will not change the black interior, I will leave it as it is.
What do you think is the most beautiful exterior color in combination with a black interior?

I think the color Royal Blue is super, but I think that does not match with a black interior or does it?
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by hornhospital » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Before I even got as far as your last sentence I was thinking Royal Blue. I don't understand why you would think it doesn't match a black interior. I think it would be spectacular.
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 pm

Royal Blue is a fantastic color, but the E24's I see all have light color or blue interiors.
Now that I am writing this, I just remembered this great Royal Blue shark I saw last year.
As I remember correctly it had a black interior.

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2 points for Royal Blue :D
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:36 pm

I found that Royal Blue is a metallic paint. The strange thing is that it has so many different shades, in the sun it is blue, in the shade almost black. Looks a bit like a pearl effect paint. Does anybody know why it has these different shades?

Royal Blue Metallic, 198 ,09/1986 thru 02/1989

Anybody recommends another nice (original) color to match a black interior?
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:02 pm

I would recommend red, if you want to stay with an original 6er color, then Cinnibar would be your best bet, although at least in the UK they had another red, Misano maybe :-?

However, if you want to stay with BMW colors but don't mind straying just a bit, thinking Imola red would be sweet :lol:

Our cabrio is Imola, so I guess you can say that I'm slightly impartial #-o

Reach out to Ron in the UK, had restored an example, think it was a highline, but it was red with black interior, absolutely stunning =D>
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Post by 635sharknose » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:20 pm

Oh yes, that is definitely a great color choice!
The Highline models with Shadowline finish are really magnificent!

Like this one:
https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1989- ... s-edition/
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:51 pm

And, there ya go \:D/

Misano Red it is, and you're spot on regarding the shadowline trim as well =D>

Me thinks that's what Ron had as well, again, stunning [-o<

Regarding Royal Blue, I think that lighter interior colors go better with this exterior color, MHO applies, of course :roll:
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:37 pm

For sure, wonderful combination! Good tip.

Must say that I really like the Highline model in white as well, like this one:
https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/bm ... ne-manual/

My original color Bronzitbeige, but with new shiny paint can also be nice.
Like this one, but then with a black interior:
https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1989-bmw-635csi-4/
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by RossDinan6 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:43 pm

Polaris, but I am biased. I did leave the Cardinal door cards for a little contrast when I replaced the interior years ago.

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Post by 635sharknose » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 am

Silver is a very good match with a black (or red in your case) interior.
Has been my favorite car color for years, but as I have owned several silver colored cars, I think I will take a different color now.
Anyway, certainly a very nice match! Thanks. =D>
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by plip1953 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:07 am

My immediate reaction was to suggest red.

Royal blue is a great exterior colour, but I think a light interior works best with it.
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Post by 635sharknose » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm

Red is popular! Is also very beautiful, and matches perfectly with a black interior.

But your white E24 is very beautiful too Phil! I know your interior is grey but with black it would be a good match too.

I had a simular feeling, almost all Royal blue E24s have a light-colored or blue interior.
My neighbors have a 125i convertible, which is blue with a black interior, which is I must say quite a nice combination on this car.
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:52 pm

Anybody knows which colour this 1988 E24 is?

http://www.carshelter.be/carshelter/ind ... MW-635-CSI
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Post by 635sharknose » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:56 pm

I contacted the company that sold the car at the time. They had the color code in their system.

490 Sonderlackierung Artic blue metallic

On this car from 1988 it is a Sonderlackierung (special color), because the color was actually only available from 02/1984 to 08/1986.
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:47 am

The bodywork of my E24 is in excellent condition thanks to the California climate.
There is virtually no rust to be seen, the well-known "weaknesses" are all rock hard on my car.
But the paint has suffered from the many hours of sunshine. The paint is completely weathered in several places and I have now decided to do something about it. To do it neatly, the car will be painted inside and out at a certified car body repair shop.
I'm not quite sure which color I'm going to choose yet, it will be an original color though, one that was actually delivered in 1987.
It won't be a rush job in any case, rather a few months longer than a hasty job.

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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by Jlc » Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:48 am

I'm a big fan of red/black. My first BMW, a 77 320i was that combination. That said, Bronzit/Pearl has grown on me.
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Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Post by 635sharknose » Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:59 pm

I do like that combination as well, Zinnoberrot with a black interior. The wife isn't that happy with it though...
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