White, Black or Blue?

White, Black or Blue?

I must lock in my final decision tomorrow. Help me with the color choice.

irishstoutaz | July 30, 2013

You are going to basically get all types of opinions on colors... go with your gut. That being said, Black is quite classy when clean and polished (nose cone and pano roof match as well). This coming for a Black/Black Leather owner. :)

You can't go wrong with any decision!

FranknWC | July 30, 2013

I got black but I saw the blue at the King of Prussia, PA show room and it was awesome. Very dark, rich color. Is it extra cash??

Mathew98 | July 30, 2013

Those are all safe colors for any luxury sedans.

On the other hand, if you feel adventurous then go with RED all the way.

Neech | July 30, 2013

I love my grey, but I was also considering the blue and I still think it looks great.

Shesmyne2 | July 30, 2013

@FrankenWC; yes, $750 for the blue, but she sure is pretty...

Still Grinning ;-)

emoflash | July 30, 2013

Blue with the tan interior with Matte finish is awesome!

bob | July 30, 2013

Brown with tan. Classy elegant and uncommon. Sounds terrible looks fantastic in person.

akikiki | July 30, 2013

I saw my first Red this weekend. It was amazing. Absolutely beautiful. The contrast between the Silver 19's, the black nosecone and the black of the Pano roof made the Red that much Redderrrrrr. I have Pearl White and its so deep and bright. I would have had to wait on Red. If I had known how "HOT" it was when I got mine, I would have waited the wait everyone had to wait to get the first reds. I don't think you could be unhappy with RED. I have White and I would vote Red.

Cindy I II III | July 30, 2013

I swung back and forth between pearl and black, until I gave the car a name - Ninja - so black it is!

So if you'd like to give the car a name, the name may help you find the color :-)

DigitalSavant | July 30, 2013

@bob: +1
..and I own white!

michael1800 | July 30, 2013

I can also pick the options for the luxury car you're going to buy. Let me know!

firerock | July 30, 2013

I was in the same situation as you. I end up picking white with pano roof and black leather interior. It's the pano and black interior sold my wife on the color. Blue was her first choice but we like the color contrast from the pano and white. Of course, you can't go wrong with those choices.

michael1800 | July 30, 2013

By default (and default only), roadsters should be black, Model S's white and the Gen III's should be blue. This was practically written in the stars.

tchsurg | July 30, 2013

I ordered mine yesterday (white) and confirmed the order this afternoon. However, 3 hours later, I changed my mind. I want RED (my wife thought it was really cool). So I called and emailed. Hopefully, they will be able to changed the color. If not, I will be totally happy with white - because it is a TESLA!!!

phat78boy | July 30, 2013

Just picked up my white/tan with CF interior, pano, and spoiler. Love the color and contrast.

J.T. | July 31, 2013


It's silly enough that OP wants a bunch of deranged, obsessive strangers to pick his color for him but you can't even stick to the three he's considering? :-)

laalan | July 31, 2013

Black.. Looks awesome when clean. Saves money on initial buy.

Mathew98 | July 31, 2013

@jtodtman - Opinions are free in this forum and the OP is getting plenty of it here. If a prospective owner can't decide between 3 color choices, what's 1 or 5 more? ;)

Brian H | July 31, 2013

Well, monkeys are fickle. /;)

fritzlan | July 31, 2013

I LOVE my metallic pearl. At dusk it glows.

J.T. | July 31, 2013

@Mathew & Brian H

My bad.

@teslamonkey. Why aren't you considering the green?

J.T. | July 31, 2013

@Mathew & Brian H

My bad.

@teslamonkey. Why aren't you considering the green?

blisSfullee | July 31, 2013

I"m like emoflash--I got the blue with tan interior and matte finish. Spectacular. I punched up the wheel centers with red inserts available from one of the Tesla owners.

I've seen the white and think it looks great--especially with black interior.

JPPTM | July 31, 2013 :)...ask the man who owns one.. | July 31, 2013

Blue looks like black in anything other than full sunlight. | July 31, 2013

Mine is blue

jonlivesay | July 31, 2013

Black on black for us also. Her name is Gertrude

EJH | July 31, 2013

Just ask anyone who has seen one. (or as JPPTM so aptly put it, owns one!)

SUN 2 DRV | July 31, 2013

I had considered the Blue. Then a Tesla showroom guy pointed out that the blue mostly looks black except when in lots of light and when well washed. In normal day-day accumulated haze it will just look like a dull black. He really recommended the brown or grey instead if you want a somewhat lighter color than black.

After than I noticed the same thing on the freeway. Newly washed Black or Blue Model Ses looked awesome. But most of them looked kinda dull.

The brown or grey models show well and of course the RED is killer if you can handle that look.

The white is pretty nice IF you like the contrast with the nose cone. I consider the nose cone as boring and uninspired, so I'm trying to find a color that hides it as much as possible.

Signature Red is the PERFECT color, alas no longer an option... :-(

SevenOfNine | July 31, 2013

Always bet on black!

(I have red, and I don't want any more people getting it! Black was my second choice. It looks awesome when clean.)

Mathew98 | July 31, 2013

I just turned in my red MS for paint repairs and got a black MS loaner for a few days.

All the thumbs up and second looks with the fiery red is gone with the black loaner.

Get the black/blue/white and live peacefully among other luxury vehicles. Or get the red and @SevenOfNine and other MC red owners will not feel "as" special...

mlnewman | July 31, 2013

Pearl White just glows. But blue looks so rich. Third choice would be black.

July10Models | July 31, 2013

White just like a sweet bride.

Brian H | July 31, 2013

You can vinyl wrap the nose cone for cheap. White, or any color.

DigitalSavant | July 31, 2013

@Mathew98 - I've had a similar experience with my pearl white MS, which usually gets plenty of attention - rubberneckers, smiling thumbs-ups, camera snaps, etc. One day I took mine in for service and got a black MS loaner for the day. I don't think I got a single glance from other drivers.
The black is beautiful, but also a very under-the-radar color. Blue would probably yield the same result.

alcuinjm | July 31, 2013

Since I already own a E350 estate dark blue which is very close to Tesla's blue, I opted for grey with black interior and dark rims.
Can't get any better.
However: if the SIGNATURE RED still would have been available that would have been my first choice....

Anyway, you can't go WRONG with TESLA's colors....
They should be working on more special colors like Mercedes does with theit designio department.

teslamonkey | August 1, 2013

I ended up with a Black on Black P85 with the spoiler and carbon fiber trim. I just liked the way the black and silver trim looked.

Thanks all

kafahsholtz | August 1, 2013

We love our choice of green. Very pretty color (better than the British Racing Green color I once had on a Sunbeam).

But, we did go with the black interior. While nice when clean, it seldom is, as it shows every mark. It's our only regret, we recommend the tan color.