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Anyone else got to a point where you settled on a colour choice and then changed your mind???
About the time when you probably can’t change the order any longer…..😳😳

I’m going off silver and leaning towards donny grey.
 

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Anyone else got to a point where you settled on a colour choice and then changed your mind???
About the time when you probably can’t change the order any longer…..😳😳

I’m going off silver and leaning towards donny grey.
I was set on Donny Gray until two weeks ago and then took a look over all the different colours and decided to change to the red.
I went to the dealer to finalise my order and decided to stay with the Donny Gray after seeing a paint sample of the red at drive day I am glad I did
 

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I was set on Donny Gray until two weeks ago and then took a look over all the different colours and decided to change to the red.
I went to the dealer to finalise my order and decided to stay with the Donny Gray after seeing a paint sample of the red at drive day I am glad I did
Grey to Red - subtle variation Dave!

Maybe a good thing INEOS is currently offering very limited colours
 

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As nobody has really been able to see their colour before they ordered and the fact that some of the final colours changed in shade from the original samples, I think there has been a lot of indicision over peoples final colour choice. I ordered Donny Grey and then thought, the red, blue, mushroom and eventually green all looked nice and the. Changed my mind back again.

It’s a certain fact that if the vehicle had only been offered in one trim, there could have been a big market in swaps going on after delivery.
 

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Shaky - you are probably right.

It's not so much the limited number of colours (I think the LR Defender only comes in 14 colours) but that we are making decisions off photos and different colours look great in different outdoor settings.

I almost changed to Sela Green a couple of months ago after watching a video of one.
 

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I’m generally a white guy as it hides the pinstripes better but for some reason reckon it makes the IG look like an ambulance.
Maybe it’s the utility rails or something but I’m starting to think the darker colours suit because they hide them.
Who knows, each to his own I suppose, at least there are a few choices.
 

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Shaky - you are probably right.

It's not so much the limited number of colours (I think the LR Defender only comes in 14 colours) but that we are making decisions off photos and different colours look great in different outdoor settings.

I almost changed to Sela Green a couple of months ago after watching a video of one.
When we built our first house back in Devonport Tasmania 35 years ago the builder told me I had 12 different colour roof options, 35 different brick options, over 70 paint colours.
I told him to cut it down to a maximum of 7 each and then give them to my wife to choose from
 

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I want Donny Grey as its the best looking colour (IMHO) but think its too dark for the Oz sun, so have gone Sterling Silver. Dark metallics can also be a pain to keep clean.
 

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I want Donny Grey as its the best looking colour (IMHO) but think its too dark for the Oz sun, so have gone Sterling Silver. Dark metallics can also be a pain to keep clean.
All colours get exactly the same dirtiness
Some just show it more.
Doesn't mean it is any cleaner.
Just like light carpet compared to dark carpet
 

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All colours get exactly the same dirtiness
Some just show it more.
Doesn't mean it is any cleaner.
Just like light carpet compared to dark carpet
Had a Selenite Grey GLC250 which looked a million dollars when washed, less so after a week or two (as I get older I am less interested in washing my car...)
 

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As for carpets. Filthy things , all those dust mites and organic matter. Carpet cleaners kill 99.9% of the germs that don't kill you !
My Grenadier will be hospital grade, colour and cleanability wise.
 

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I’m generally a white guy as it hides the pinstripes better but for some reason reckon it makes the IG look like an ambulance.
Maybe it’s the utility rails or something but I’m starting to think the darker colours suit because they hide them.
Who knows, each to his own I suppose, at least there are a few choices.
I actually only like the colors where the utility rail pops against the paint. 😂
 

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I originally wanted Sela Green or Britannia Blue but then the reality of living in the harsh North Queensland sun kicked in and so i started looking at lighter colours.
As i can only go with what i have seen in pictures and videos online it has been a confusing and frustrating journey.
The Scottish White looked just too creamy in most of the images - a lot of yellow in it. If it was a really crisp storm trooper white i would have gone for it in an instant.
The creaminess of the white was also the reason i did not go for green, blue, or red with a white roof.
The mushroom looked to pink for me - again only going from online images.
So after a lot of going back and forth i changed my order to Sterling Silver.
Who knows - when i actually see one in the flesh i may change my mind again but time is running out to lock in the colour so i will probably stick with the silver.
 

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Had a Selenite Grey GLC250 which looked a million dollars when washed, less so after a week or two (as I get older I am less interested in washing my car...)
After the many years of droughts and water restrictions I got used to cars being dirty
 

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Not sure if this helps, but here are photos of the colour palette from Brisbane drive day. The bottom darker colours are hard to distinguish as they are seemingly 'dark'.
I've ordered Mushroom - looks good in real life to my eyes anyway!
 

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I originally wanted Sela Green or Britannia Blue but then the reality of living in the harsh North Queensland sun kicked in and so i started looking at lighter colours.
As i can only go with what i have seen in pictures and videos online it has been a confusing and frustrating journey.
The Scottish White looked just too creamy in most of the images - a lot of yellow in it. If it was a really crisp storm trooper white i would have gone for it in an instant.
The creaminess of the white was also the reason i did not go for green, blue, or red with a white roof.
The mushroom looked to pink for me - again only going from online images.
So after a lot of going back and forth i changed my order to Sterling Silver.
Who knows - when i actually see one in the flesh i may change my mind again but time is running out to lock in the colour so i will probably stick with the silver.
Yes. I drove a mushroom-coloured one and examined it from all sides. It's true, depending on the incidence of light, it shimmers slightly pink. But then again it doesn't. Since I'm out in the woods a lot, I decided on this colour. There are so many mushrooms growing there that the colour is not noticeable at all.

Seriously, the colour is not susceptible to dirt and grime. After driving on muddy roads and rain, it is not very noticeable on the paint. Then I like to drive into town without attracting attention as a farmer or hunter. Because sooner or later they will no longer have a good standing there. Incidentally, many hunters drive inconspicuous cars in light colours (silver, white, blue,...) Their green vehicles are often scratched in the forest. Now people think there are hikers on the road. And the damage has already disappeared.
 

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Yes. I drove a mushroom-coloured one and examined it from all sides. It's true, depending on the incidence of light, it shimmers slightly pink. But then again it doesn't. Since I'm out in the woods a lot, I decided on this colour. There are so many mushrooms growing there that the colour is not noticeable at all.

Seriously, the colour is not susceptible to dirt and grime. After driving on muddy roads and rain, it is not very noticeable on the paint. Then I like to drive into town without attracting attention as a farmer or hunter. Because sooner or later they will no longer have a good standing there. Incidentally, many hunters drive inconspicuous cars in light colours (silver, white, blue,...) Their green vehicles are often scratched in the forest. Now people think there are hikers on the road. And the damage has already disappeared.
Lots of animals are full or partial colour blind but can see extremely well in low light
Bulls can't see red so the phrase like a red rag to a bull is a bit of a waste
 

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Lots of animals are full or partial colour blind but can see extremely well in low light
Bulls can't see red so the phrase like a red rag to a bull is a bit of a waste
And a bullbar catches more cows than bulls. But it's hard to market a cowbar 😉
 
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