Hi, many think that the MINI looks kind of female (cute), and I was thinking about what color makes the MINI look more male. I think Black, Dark Silver and Indy Blue are the most male colors, any ideas?
I am also trying to decide between the Black with White roof/stripes and the Dark Silver with Black roof/stripes, so I have clearly identified those as male colors as well! Any help appreciated. It would seem, however, that the Dark Silver would be easier to keep clean.
Personally I don't think the color makes the MINI looks more male or female. Or that the MINI is more feminine because it's cute. Cute on the outside and all business on the inside. Those people that say ignorant things about MINIs being girl cars are...well...ignorant.
I think it's how a person looks at MINIs. Those luscious curves can be feminine or those bulging curves can be rock hard masculine muscles.
What color do you like!? You are already a cut above the crowd for driving/wanting a MINI in the first place. It takes cajones to carry them off in any color combo!
Hey foxmoor, welcome and happy color picking! You've done well narrowing your choices down to only two Go metallic!
when i bought my first mini i was concerned about the same thing as you. so i got DS/B. i now have a PW/B. i get way more compliments on the PW/B. it just sets the lines of the car off and looks sweet with the contrasting roof and body moldings. the dark silver looked great but the lines of the car were hidden and well...grayed out. i am an interective graphic designer. from a designers asthetic standpoint the lighter cars with darker roof look best on this car.i am very much a man and have a very hot girlfriend. and i hate to break it to you but if someone is ignorant enought to call the mini girly then they really wont care what color mini you have, it will still be girly to them. be confident and secure and get what you want...what could be more manly than that my friend.
Talking about MINIs being called a 'girly' car in general, my teacher and I got taunted in the school car park a few weeks back by some lads in the year below, shouting that it was a 'woman's car' etc!
My teacher came back with 'How about you say that when you can afford a car!', I didn't mention to him that it was my Mum and Dad that bought mine for me!
MINI No. 1 - 2005 Pepper White Cooper Chilli - Jun 05 - Nov 07. MINI No. 2 - 2005 Pepper White Cooper S Chilli - Oct 07 - Apr 09. MINI No. 3 - 2008 Lightning Blue Cooper Chilli - Great to be MINI again .
Being a male myself I would hate to think the male colors are limited to the darker colors like Black, DS IB,BRG. One of the biggest problems I have with so many of the European cars we can get here in the states is the total domination of black and silver. As I have looked at BMW, Audi, Mercedes and so on it always amazes me that 90% of the cars in each dealer's lot are Black and silver. So one of the absolutely refreshing and fantastic things about MINI is being the exception - that is why I bought a MINI - its the character and uniqueness which includes the color choices.
Like so many MINI owners, I get constant comments from people about my MINI - and no one has ever suggested to me that the MINI is "girlish". I have a 15 year old son and his Friends are constantly at my house. Teenage males have to be among the most homophobic groups that there is and they all love my MINI.
Anybody who worries about whether a color is male or female has unresolved issues! Get the color you like and be happy! For me, half the reason I wanted a Mini was to drive something different. With all the red, blue and silver Minis out there those colors were quickly ruled out as rapidly becoming ubiquitous. It came down to yellow or white. My wife and I went with yellow because we thought it would look great against the fall foliage up here in Vermont.
There are some cars that can pull off colors that other cars can't. A MINI or VW Beetle can be painted colors that would make a 3-series or Golf look completely ridiculous. Or imagine a Buick with a flag on the roof and a set of four driving lamps on the front...
As to the notion of gendered colors, every time I see a MINI that I think looks "feminine" or "masculine", I very quickly seem to find one the same color that goes the other way. Unless it were pink or adorned with the appropriate gender symbol on the roof (actually, Prince's symbol would look pretty neat), I can't really think of a paint trick that would gender the car.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.