How to choose a tint color for your car.


Most don’t realize this but when choosing a tint color for their vehicle “The-same-color-as-the-paint-or-black” Isn’t their only choice.

We have talked before about the darkness of tints in vehicles in other places, but we will just be focusing on something known as color theory here.

More specifically color schemes

Let’s say your car is blue.

The same blue as this.

You can choose the same color blue tint on your car, which is the safe option or…

You can use a website that allows you to generate color schemes like the one this snapshot is taken from. (1)

Suddenly you have a whole selection of color schemes to choose from.

The important thing to note is that, When using color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, triadic, and Tetradic, you should avoid doing it for the larger windows on your vehicle as high contrast schemes like those are best when one color is the main and the others are small accents.

So lets say for now, you drive this car.  

What you DON’T want to do is select that bright red for the rear and side windows. Unless you like looking like you are driving around Peter Parker’s or Clark Kent’s dream car.

But let’s say you do want to use at least part of the Tetradic color scheme.

So, you go with that color, for those windows.

Now because of how window tint works, it won’t actually be that bright because tint isn’t really meant to be a super bright accent color, but it will stand out.

You may be thinking, “well that’s great but what about the rest of my car”.

Wel,l since large swaths of your car are already covered in that main blue, we can’t, or more accurately 
-shouldn’t- use the Tetradic, Complementary, Split Complementary, or triadic color schemes. 

So that leaves the Monochromatic, and Analogous, which leaves purple and many other shades of blue.
Depending on your personal style you may select one of those two, however bear in mind that there are thousands of alternatives that can work.

The red arrow above shows where the original color is the other colors are generated by gradually adding green until you reach the cyan of the Tetradic Color scheme.

Selecting a color near the middle will allow for an elegant blending of the two colors you are already using.

Once you have selected your final color you will end up with a color scheme that will look like this.

We hope that this guide has helped in your selection.