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Blue exterior, Tan leather interior

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by svoelpel, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. svoelpel

    svoelpel Member

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    I know color preferences vary dramatically from person to person. Otherwise we would live in a pretty bland world. I have just ordered a 85kWh Model S with Blue Metallic exterior and Tan leather interior with Obeche wood matte. I was wavering between the blue and black having not seen anything in person except green. A YouTube segment showing most of the colors finally convinced me to go blue. Does anyone have this or seen this color combination, and if so how do think it looks. Thanks.
     
  2. bhuwan

    bhuwan Active Member

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    I too did the blue/tan - I love the combo! Unfortunately, a lot of my friends/family want me to switch to the red :D

    Do you have a link to the YouTube video?
     
  3. mknox

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    That's mine exactly, except I went for the gloss Obeche Wood. I originally was going to go for the Grey (which I still like very much), but seeing (and driving) the Blue convinced me that was the way to go. I also went back and forth between Black and Tan interior, but settled on the Tan. I'm not sure, but my Tan seems lighter than I recall the test cars being, but I still like it. I think I would have liked the Black interior equally well. Blue is turning out to be a popular exterior color.
     
  4. Holden

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    I chatted up a guy about two weeks ago with that color combo (and sat in the car while doing so), and thought the car was drop dead gorgeous. Mind you, it's a DARK blue - indeed, I thought it was black upon approach - so you'll be cleaning it as if it were black; but aesthetically it's killer.
     
  5. ZestyChicken

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    That's my combo. Looks great. I think matte obeche is the best with tan leather. If you go grey (or gray) leather, the lacewood is the best. I really don't care for the piano finish at all. It just looks cheap IMHO. I haven't seen the carbon fiber in person yet. Again, tastes vary but you'll be very, very happy with your selection.

    As for the blue, it's a very dark blue and looks nearly black from a distance. I like it alot because it's not so "same-y" as the black. I think my favorite is probably the pearl white but impossible to keep clean. The grey was a near second. I've seen that in person and it's lovely. I came from a grey BMW though so I really needed something new. The red I haven't seen but a little loud for my personality. A knockout with the tan leather.
     
  6. LagunaDallas

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    I debated on Black/Black, Blue/Black, and Blue/Tan. I was surprised to find that the tan interior in 2 the cars I saw varied --- one was a little lighter (which I liked) and one was a bit more yellow (didn't like as much). If the dye color varied that much, I didn't want to take my chances and eliminated it. I wanted the dark 21" wheels and didn't think they looked as good on a blue car as black, so I went black/black. The actual blue color is very attractive, though!
     
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    This is my exact combo as well..... One word.... AMAZING!

    Aaron
     
  8. pbrulott

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    same here, I think it is the best mix but I'm not objective. Model S is a head turner, Dark Blue is stuning. Only caveat is it's a dust magnet

    By the way, I wanted blue, my wife wanted black, I paid for the car so I went with blue and she loves it. Pictures were always either too blue or too black.
     
  9. Sparky

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    Every Blue I've seen up close has tan interior and I think it looks great. But, like the green, it needs sunlight to really be seen as a color. I walked up to one that was in the shade on a sunny day, and I thought it was black until I was a few feet away. In the end, I chose green/tan because the blue just seemed too classy for me. Very subjective, indeed.
     
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    I was wavering between Blue/Tan and Blue/Black - ended up settling with Blue /Black due to the rugrats (7, 4) - and my wife (who was very skeptical) loves it! I don't think you could go wrong either way..
     
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    I went with Blue / black and love it - was worried about any other interior color with kids, the black hides well :)
    The blue is very dark but very happy with it.
     
  12. Lyon

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    Same combo that I have (Blue, tan, matte obeche) although I've got the Performance interior. It's an excellent combination and, IMHO, looks quite nice.
     
  13. martinve

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    You guys are not helping !
    I taught I had my combo Black/Black and now I'm all confused again....
    Guess it's back to design studio every day and switch colors....every day.
    Black/Black is nice, but Blue/Black also. Then again the Blue/Tan is also nice and the Green/Black looks also good.


    I'm going nuts.......
     
  14. ZestyChicken

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    Black/black is so done to death...
     
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    I love the Blue. It is really beautiful. It shimmers in full sun and bright lights. I have gray interior with CF. love it.
     
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    I have blue with tan and glossy obeche. I love it. 2 issues though, dark color is hard to keep clean and I wear jeans almost everyday and the tan leather has blue jean transfer after 2 months. I am getting the seats cleaned and sealed. Something I have to do every 12-18 months.
     
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    And yet it looks so so so so so good. So good.
     
  18. rogbmw

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    Our exterior color is white, but we have the black interior, and Lacewood. When the specialist delivered the car he said that it was the first black/lacewood car they had come in. We have received MANY compliments on the car, and everyone loves the Lacewood with the black. Although our car is white, blue is a beautiful color on the S, and the black would look great. On a recent previous SUV, we had tan seats, and they picked up color from a belt I wore. As mentioned above, this can happen with Tan. Can't see that with black :wink: Just my 2cents worth...Good Luck in your decision. What ever you choose you will really like it. I almost went with white/tan, and ultimately went white/black.
     
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    FWIW - My original OBECE selection was Matte but switched to Gloss. The gloss makes the interior seem upscale. After having BMWs and MBs - I think the gloss adds a nice touch. JMHO
     
  20. jed-99aggie

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    One more vote in favor of this combo.

    At least that is what we have. As stated above, it is very dark and keeping it clean requires effort (but it looks great.)

    I did see a blue with grey interior a week ago. Note that the head liner & A, B, C pillar trim remains the same tannish color. So IMHO - ultimately the tan leather blends much better with the headliner.
     

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