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Did Deep Blue Metallic get a little brighter???

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by BenR, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. BenR

    BenR Member

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    I just configured and ordered my beautiful blue Model 3 this evening, and I couldn't help but remark to my wife how the image I saw in the configurator of the blue car looked particularly stunning. I've spent more minutes than I'd like to admit ogling images of blue Model 3s and I couldn't recall any of them looking as good.

    So I went back and pulled an image from the old configurator (2017 version) and I definitely see a difference in shade. It's pretty subtle, but without a doubt it's there. Anybody have any idea if this is real and they are now using or about to use a brighter shade of blue, or did somebody at Tesla just tweak the image to look better???

    As much as I love the color as I've seen it up to this point, if my car actually looks like this new image in ANY kind of lighting, I will be ecstatic. Totally next-level. :cool:

    Top - 2017 configurator. Bottom - from my configuration tonight.

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  2. SpiceWare

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    The blue can look very different depending upon the lighting. Two photos of mine:

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  3. Trips

    Trips "Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"

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    That is the exact same image with different brightness settings. The updated picture settings show off some of the details a little better. Like SpiceWare said, the blue can look about 5 different colors in person. I personally see almost a purple color at times depending on the light.
     
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  4. peebrayne

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    I am extremely happy with my blue color choice. I admire the brighter blue when the sun hits it and the darker blue when its cloudy. To me it does not look purple. I have a 2011 Hyundai Tucson in blue also and that looks purple during cloudy days.
     
  5. BenR

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    What does everyone have against purple? I like the blue a lot, much better than the other available choices anyway - but I would absolutely order a Model 3 in GRRM-purple if it were an option. :cool:

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