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Grey interior owners please.. any regrets considering the headboard?

Galve2000

Active Member
May 20, 2013
1,031
298
NYC
In many of the posts where people ask for design advicein their model S you get a number of people who chime in to say that thestandard headboard color "clashes" or looks a bit odd in anythingbesides black or tan interior. My Model S purchase is still a few months off,but I'm pretty set on getting the Metallic Blue exterior with the Greyinterior. (Although some of the pictures of the Brown, Green, and Dolphin Greylook STUNNING, and sometimes I feel like I should go for those..)

Has anyone who ordered the grey interior regretted it after the fact given thecream colored headboard? My Volt has the black interior and the headliner and APillars are grey and it looks very nice. I agree that a dark headboard is a badidea b/c it makes the interior feel smaller and more cramped, but I'm a littleconcerned that the colors will look strange together.

I also find that pics of the grey interior are not as plentiful online as theblack or tan interiors so it makes it hard to judge. The NYC showroom only hasa black and tan 85 Model S and an orange Roadster with (I think) Grey interiorso you only see a color sample of the Model S Grey interior but you don't seeit on the car.

I will say that from what few pics of the grey leather I have found, I reallylike the color and i especially love how it looks almost smokey white in directsunlight. but most pictures I have seen don’t give u you a sense of theheadliner and the grey together, which is why I come to you.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to reply.

 

Twiddler

Member
Apr 19, 2012
552
58
DFW
Agreed, it really is not noticeable, although I think that the cloth headliner is more neutral/less yellow than the alcantara
 

kinddog

Banned
Oct 8, 2012
536
2
Northern Virginia
i love the grey leather. not ONE second-thought. would go great with blue, although so would tan.

no clashing at all with the headliner.

you can't lose either way, but i can vouch that grey is as awesome as you are imagining...
 

zdre

40kWh Model S, Model 3LR
Jan 18, 2010
321
133
St. Louis
No regrets for me... although the colors do not look right together in the design studio, no one ever notices in person. The grey still looks the best to me.
 

johnnyS

Member
Sep 8, 2011
583
188
The gray is very light. It is a nice contrast to the black carpet, dash, and doors. The contrast with the headliner is not noticeable. The gray is an excellent choice that you will not regret. I had a performance loaner with black leather. I did not like the black as much as the gray
 

hikerockies

Member
Mar 1, 2013
105
70
Colorado
I have a solid white with gray leather and piano black trim. I bought this combination without ever having seen it and I love it. It looks beautiful and elegant. Headliner is a different color than gray but all colors flow so well together that I have not even noticed the change in color going from gray to headliner, even though I am aware they are different colors. I personally do not believe there is any cause to be concerned about gray clashing with headliner color.
 

Andrew

Model S #6151, Model 3 #1576
Mar 11, 2013
434
208
Santa Monica, CA
Yep, we have the dolphin grey exterior, grey interior, and lacewood. No regrets - we love it!

(Interestingly, we get a ton of "ooohs" and "aaaahs" over the lacewood! SO glad we picked that trim.)
 

MikeC

Supporting Member
Jul 9, 2012
2,866
5,170
Los Angeles
Like everyone else has said, it really does not clash. That being said, when I stare at the two colors closely, I wish the headliner did match, but that is not a good enough reason to not get the grey leather which I think is the best interior color.
 

trils0n

2013 P85
Feb 12, 2013
1,527
1,947
SF Bay Area
I think my grey interior looks great with the cream headliner. The piping on the performance seats is the same cream color so it matches nicely. No clashing at all.
 

Klaus

Member
Apr 20, 2013
513
62
Multicolor red with grey interior. I have a red BMW 3 cabrio with tan interior, and I like the grey better with the Tesla MC Red. As said above, nice contrast with the black interior, including lacewood trim, nice complement to the red exterior, and no clash whatsoever with the headliner.
 

TheAustin

Model X 90D (Former Model S P85)
Sep 12, 2011
266
9
The Hamptons
I actually picked the grey interior first, and THEN selected my exterior color, because that is how much I loved the grey leather. I actually liked the grey exterior, but I didn't want a grey car in and out, so I went with the grey interior and blue exterior...I love the color contrast or the grey and blue, and I really love the interior grey with matte obeche...It looks so damn good! It's subtle, very calm and zen, not flashy at all. I love it. ZERO regrets. And I think it looks great with the headliner too...I think the tan clashes with the headliner more than the grey does.
 

Galve2000

Active Member
May 20, 2013
1,031
298
NYC
Thank you all for your replies. Very helpful indeed. I will stick to grey interior for sure...

I'm actually leaning towards adding the carbon-fiber trim. I've never had same on a car b4 b/c manufacturers like Mercedes often charge more for the carbon-fiber and I think paying more a waste of money. I notice that no one who replied paired the grey with carbon-fibor.. Do you guys think it's a bad idea?

As far as the exterior, I kind of have an obsession with the color blue so it is my go-to color for everything. i currently drive a Blue Topaz Chevy Volt and Chevy is discontinuing the color for the 2014 model year (idiots!) -- but again I have a few months to decide as I don't really need a second car in my "stable"...

CMM.

ps.. I meant headliner all along.. I'm still a novice "car guy" and need to study up on my auto-world terminology. Apologies.
 

blc1017

Member
Jan 1, 2013
126
77
Folsom, CA
Yep, we have the dolphin grey exterior, grey interior, and lacewood. No regrets - we love it!

(Interestingly, we get a ton of "ooohs" and "aaaahs" over the lacewood! SO glad we picked that trim.)

+1 Andrew. I love my grey/grey/lacewood, and always get lots of comments about how unusual the lacewood is. No one even notices the headliner. Not one regret.
 

trils0n

2013 P85
Feb 12, 2013
1,527
1,947
SF Bay Area
I'm actually leaning towards adding the carbon-fiber trim. I've never had same on a car b4 b/c manufacturers like Mercedes often charge more for the carbon-fiber and I think paying more a waste of money. I notice that no one who replied paired the grey with carbon-fibor..

I chose the grey with carbon fiber. Think it looks great. The carbon fiber has a kind of satin finish, not quite matte, or glossy - I like it a lot. Wouldn't have got it if it was glossy.
 

Rastalew

Member
May 22, 2013
13
3
Seattle, WA
We just received our car today (Woohoo! S85 with pano). We have the Grey with the Grey Nappa interior. At first, my wife was not pleased with the different color scheme-- but within a few seconds of sitting in the car, we both agreed that it looks just fine-- the different colors actually blend together in a nice scheme. We spent the next several hours taking turns driving around, until we realized it'd been almost 3 hours of driving and it was time to eat.

This is going to be fun! No regrets on the Grey.
 

mitch672

Active Member
Jul 1, 2012
1,861
15
Stoughton, MA
Dolphin Grey exterior, Grey leather interior, black trim... No issues really, and it's not "too much Grey" :)
The biggest issue is the trim is too glossy and shows scratches easily, if I had to change anything it would be to pick a Matt trim
 

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