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2nd Thoughts On Color

Deep Blue Metallic or Red Multi-Coat?

  • Deep Blue Metallic

    Votes: 36 62.1%
  • Red Multi-Coat

    Votes: 22 37.9%

  • Total voters
    58

Traffic_Cone

Member
Oct 24, 2020
45
12
Sewanee, TN
Hey y’all, I have always planned on ordering a blue MY and that’s what the first spec I ordered was. Recently I have been second guessing this decision and I’m not sure. The red also looks really good. Any regrets on your color choice? If you could change it now, would you? Thanks!
 

orion2001

Member
Apr 14, 2021
119
318
NC
I haven't ordered yet (waiting to see how the infrastructure bill goes... Not in any big rush) but I have my heart set on the Blue with white interior. I was originally leaning towards the red but after seeing both at the local SC, I preferred the blue and it "fit" me better. They are both great colors though and I don't think you could go wrong with either.
 

BigNerd

Member
Mar 9, 2021
67
101
SoCal
I got white because it was the cheapest. :)

Plus I'm hoping one day to make it look the Mach 5 from Speed Racer.

But I don't think you can go wrong with blue or red... I do wish they had silver.
 

iamnid

Member
Dec 4, 2019
716
683
Riverside, CA
I'm happy with my decision to get red. Dark colors are harder to keep clean and the blue is dark unless the light is hitting it. Both are great colors though
 

Wreckz

Member
Jan 26, 2021
173
113
Honolulu, HI
I have the midnight silver, but when I see the other colors on the road..... In my head I would say dammit I should got that color. Red one really catches my eye though, then White, Blue, and Black.

Ultimately I'm never salsify with the color I picked. I'm sure if I got the Red, the other color would look more attractive.
 
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JHCCAZ

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Feb 2, 2021
358
600
Tucson
I started with a plan for White/white, but now I expect to order Blue/white. I like the better visibility of white for safety at night and especially at dusk, but the blue is still nicer.

I wish Tesla had some kind of striking yellow, orange, cyan etc. But I'm not likely to spend thousands on a custom full wrap.

I will say - and I know this betrays my dated tastes - that I significantly prefer last year's chrome window trim over the blackout trim. And even more so, I much prefer silver or light-gray wheels over today's popular trend of black or very dark wheels. A black wheel always makes me think of junker cars I saw as a kid, ones that had plain black steel wheels and lost or stolen hubcaps. Often sitting in a weedy busted-asphalt parking lot, at a roadhouse or a filling station along an old two-lane highway.
 

Ericft

Member
Mar 31, 2021
63
35
Ilinois
I also have struggled with this. I first went with white but a couple of folks in my small town have white xs, one white Y, two black Ys so I somewhat wanted something different. I love blue as a color( my favorite) but the Tesla blue is a little dark. However in the right light, it looks amazing but too dark out of sunlight. Regardless, I got the blue with white interior. I still debate whether to go back to white. I don’t want to spend thousands either on a wrap. Red is not my thing would look out of place in my blue colored life. Either way, you will likely enjoy the car and still have regrets about color.
I am concerned that if I change color again it will continue to delay my order!
 
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LoudMusic

Member
Jul 21, 2020
539
604
Arkansas
I bought blue because when I started buying my own cars I've always bought blue cars. Not changing now! I'm too stubborn!

But there are quite a few blue Model Ys on the road - probably because it does look good, and it's the color they use in the ads.

That said, I see very few red Model Ys and they look amazing every time I see them. I think you should order red so there are fewer blues and my car becomes slightly less common :D

Also, curiously, black seems super rare. If you've got cash to splash you might consider getting black and then getting a custom paint job. Like forest green or something. Starting with black is good because it fills in the areas that a custom paint job won't get to. White would REALLY show, in a bad way.
 

bozer

Member
Jul 13, 2020
101
41
NJ
Blue, Black, Blue, White, Blue, Black, Blue. Over and over again. Settled on blue with white interior. Still think about black sometimes.
 

omegafiler

Member
Oct 25, 2018
30
34
TX
I've been leaning toward white because it looks great, it's the cheapest, and will usually have slightly better resale.
The negatives are that it'll show rock chips much easier. And the vast majority of Teslas on the road are white. You see them everywhere.

Between blue and red, I'd lean toward red. Simply because it's a much more rare color and looks awesome. Assuming you don't mind the higher price for said color.
 

srlawren

Active Member
Aug 3, 2020
1,017
671
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Eh?
I have grown to love how the MY looks in white, particularly in the rear and rear quarters areas. It's just hugs those curves down toward the bumper very well, and the contrast with the dark plastic parts at the bottom of the rear bumper look great. However, there were two deal-breakers for me for white: keeping it clean, and by far, white is the most common color of M3 I see in my area, and there are sooo many M3s that it means I'm constantly seeing white Teslas. (I see a lot of white Model X and Y too, and a few S.)

I've never been a fan of black cars, from either a look or keeping it looking nice perspective, so that was never really on the table for me personally. No offense to any fans, I just find it hides too much of most cars' features, and with the Y, it blends in too much with the plastic trims along the bottom of the vehicle.

Red and Blue (the subjects of this thread!) are definitely striking. The best part of the red for me is that it seems to be the rarest Tesla color in the Vancouver BC area so far as I can tell, so you notice it when you see one. It does suit the car well, but neither my better half nor I are a big fan of red cars (again, no offense).

Blue does look gorgeous on the MY. It stands out very well due to the size and shape of the car, and looks way better on MY than on M3 in my opinion. The main thing that gives me pause is the way the dark glass in the back (and roof) combine with the blue--to me it looks slightly awkward. Blue was a tough one to say no to.

In the end, we ordered (and are waiting on) MSM. We are both fans of silver and grey cars generally (we probably would have gotten silver had it been an option), and grey is usually the best at hiding minor dirt and so on. That, and I also love the way the MY looks in it.

Based purely on looks, my preference is probably:
1) White
2) Blue & MSM tied
3) Red
4) Black

Based on "exclusivity" (which is very difficult with a popular model, sister-model, and only 5 colors to choose from), I would say:
1) Red
2) Blue
3) MSM
4) Black
5) White

Based on upkeep effort, I would say:
1) MSM
2) Blue/Red tied
3) White/Black tied

There's my lengthy $0.02 (Canadian pennies).
 

BrianBigNFun

Giver of snark
Mar 31, 2021
258
459
North Wales PA
I bought blue because when I started buying my own cars I've always bought blue cars. Not changing now! I'm too stubborn!
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quadroplexor

Member
Jun 11, 2020
186
155
San Diego
Voted red, the MYs look stunning in red. Personally I came very close to buying MSM as my cars have always been some shade of black or gray. Opted for white at the last second based on my wife's recommendation. This allowed me to justify the 20" inductions which I absolutely love. I refer to my car as the "Stormtrooper" and my homelink as "Death Star".
 
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Hexo09

Member
Mar 8, 2021
91
88
Bay Area, CA
I went with black/black/black (induction). I don't regret it at all. I think it looks great in either color. Blue is probably my least favorite though. The more I see the white one, the more I like it, especially with black rims. Only issue I had with white is that everyone seems to have white cars. Look at a busy gas station or a mall parking lot, 60-70% of the cars will be white (for good reason, admittedly). I didn't want to be like everyone else (even though my combination is probably the 2nd most popular lol). The Midnight Silver is also growing on me. I like the red, but I don't think that it looks as good as on the Model S or 3.
I'm expecting to get tired of it at some point and if I have the cash available, I'll get it wrapped, probably some kind of matte grey color.

Anyway, long answer to say that you can't go wrong with either color, I voted red in this instance!
 
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