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Old 06-08-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Black or beige...

ok, as I'm tinkering with the things that keep the vert running, I'm starting to plan the interior, bodywork isn't to bad...I'm fitting an msport bumper as I think they 'finish' every bm..however...at the moment it's orient blue with beige interior...normally I really dislike the beige but it does sit nice with the blue but I'm still tempted to go FULL black or at least black and beige...(black cards, beige inserts)

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Old 06-08-2015, 01:04 PM   #2
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The two tone isn't that bad, but it depends if you like it. Search around the forum for other members who've done it and see how it looks to you. You can start with two tone and then go to full black if you don't like it.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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Yes I've done the two tone before and I did like it, my concern is the orient blue is a bit of a shade shifter, at night it can look almost plum, worried the black may clash...can't seem to find many pics in general of orient blue with black...
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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I have orient blue metalic with sand beige interior and like it. I would prefer the two-tone black/beige that some have, but not a full black interior. Just my personal opinion.

In general though, I don't notice major clashes between interior and exterior colors, since you really only notice it when a door is open.

Most people prefer the black interior.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:57 PM   #5
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Beige gets shoe scuffs easily and when the beige coating wears off the console and other bits, you can see the black underneath.

How about gray? Probably has the same wear & tear issues, but if you don't like beige, it's an alternative.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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Yes I did think grey, I think the blue and grey looks very nice together, seen a full set, good condition...cards and seating for 400 ($613)...
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