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How 4 Singer Vehicle Design commissions can illuminate color theory

“You don’t see that every day,” every enthusiast utters at one time or another.


Unless you’re privileged to live somewhere supercars and customs are a mundane sight, you’ve likely experienced the power of cars to make you stop in your tracks, crane your neck, and gawk. It might be the car’s arresting stance or sun-catching chrome, but often that first magnetic attraction comes courtesy of an unusual color scheme.


Mechanical artisans in the ranks of companies like Singer, Emory, or ICON work on the cutting edge of vehicle aesthetics. These designers and engineers pour time and sweat into “reimaginations” of production cars that far surpass conventional aesthetic norms. They’re bespoke operations, armed to the teeth with talent. Their final products are often just as captivating in an image as they are in the wild, and color theory can help us unpack that phenomenon. Read the full article on

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This plays into the fact that certain colors are not suited to certain styles of car. Like a tan Corvette, or a bright yellow Lincoln Town Car. It just doesn't work.

I think the pea green Porsche is stunning, and really shows off the lines of the car. But I have friends that would rather see it in flat black, with flaming skulls. ... Gary

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