If you want to stand out on the road, you don’t really need to resort to tuning. You can make one small alteration to reinvent the look of your car. Do you wish to make your vehicle look fierce or would you rather give it a touch of class? Just play with colours of the wheels - now there is a wider selection of colours available for you!
Colourful wheels make any car more attractive
Colourful wheels are not only for connoisseurs
We tend to associate spoilers, hood scoops or pop-up headlamps with sports cars. However, you don’t need to invest in costly modifications to revolutionise the look of your car. Unique wheels are often enough to do the trick.
Luckily, gone are the days when the range of available colours and designs was very limited and choosing a model from outside the catalogue cost a fortune. The wheel market has been growing ever since and the increased popularity of different models of wheels has resulted in the overall reduction of prices.
The right choice of wheels can help to emphasize the sporty nature of a vehicle
Today, it is no longer an exclusive product, but one which is easily accessible to anyone who wishes to introduce a little variety to the look of their car. The good news is that colourful wheels can be purchased from both premium manufacturers and the budget sector.
How to select proper wheels
It’s crucial to choose the wheels properly, so make sure the specific wheel model is the correct fit for your car. The parameters you’d be looking at include the width of the wheel, the bolt pattern, the centre bore and the diameter of the wheel rim, as well as the wheel offset. Only perfectly adjusted wheels can do their job.
Watch this short video and find out what to look for when selecting wheels:
The colour really matters
The colour you choose makes all the difference
Many drivers who are keen to try more unusual wheel colours are still hesitant. Some of their questions are: “What wheel colour would suit a silver car?” or “What alloy wheels should I choose for a black car?”
With our little guide, you will easily choose your new wheel colour.
Choosing vibrant colours
Bright, contrasting colours are associated with car tuning. It is usually the drivers of modified cars who go for wheel colours which differ significantly from the primary colours of car paint. On such cars, the combinations of yellow with red, or green with purple are not surprising at all.
Strongly contrasting wheel colours are associated with sports cars
However, such colour choices are not only reserved to fans of competitive driving. These days they are easily accessible to regular drivers. It’s just a matter of choice and taste.
OZ ULTRALEGGERA HLT CL RED
Merging similar colours
The majority of drivers buying colourful wheels choose colours which are more subdued, as they make a better match with most of the mass-produced car paints..
We should remember, however, that selecting wheels whose colour overly resembles the dominant colour is not recommended, as in the majority of cases these elements don’t stand out then, and we’re not after that! Such a colour choice can actually prove quite interesting if the body of our car features elements which contrast the overall car colour.
Elegance never goes out of fashion
The range of available colours is always very wide and continues to evolve. However, classic colours remain the most popular. They never go out of fashion and generally look good on any car. Even when choosing grey or silver wheels, you can opt for a more personalised model.
Silver or grey wheels can also look attractive
There is always a choice between lighter and darker models. You can also go for matt or chrome variants. You will be spoilt for choice when selecting the new colour of your car wheels.
Everyone looks good in black
The colour which is always the most popular among drivers is black. It’s no wonder, actually - black wheels look good on almost all light-coloured cars, even if the car body is painted a vibrant colour. Black wheels go very well with silver, yellow, green and red vehicles. It does not combine that well with darker colours though. However, the final result is rather a question of appropriate matching.
Black wheels are one of the most popular colour options
A good combination is black and white – this creates a characteristic look of defined modernity and classics. It’s eye-catching so you can play with these colours to divert attention from the less attractive parts of the vehicle. If you go for this combination though, just keep in mind that light-coloured wheels look bigger against a dark car body.
Choosing light-coloured wheels
White wheels can look very impressive, especially when combined with natural, earthy colours. Bear in mind though that the lighter the colour of the wheel, the faster it will become dirty. The problem is not only environmental factors, such as mud and dust, but also brake pads, which can leave difficult to remove streaks on our light-coloured wheels.
Graphite is the new sexy
Deeply black wheels are not always a suitable choice. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution for drivers seeking darker colours. Graphite wheels in different shades look good on the majority of cars, especially if the dominant colours are subdued colours. .
They guarantee a good look for the car while the addition of grey prevents them from merging with black. They can be similar in colour to darker versions of the original wheels provided by the car manufacturer, which is an excellent solution for anyone who wishes to introduce some changes without transforming the entire colour scheme.
Gold wheels? Why not!
Although we may associate gold wheels with the videos of hip-hop artists, they are not reserved for celebrities only. Gold makes a wonderful combination with primary colours. Gold wheels combine well with cars painted both darker and lighter colours. We can choose from different shades of gold to match the overall look of our vehicle.
Gold wheels make a successful match with most colours
A single colour is not a must
The continuously growing wheel market is starting to offer various non-standard solutions. You can choose from two-colour models and combine different tones from the colour range. Red with white or black with graphite blend perfectly, which increases the attractiveness of your car.
If you want our wheels to attract even greater attention, you can choose front-polished wheels, which are characterised by an unusual design. Such wheels can sometimes carry logos of the manufacturer of the wheels or the car, or more unique decorative elements, such as bears or the Michelin Man.
New colour or new finish?
Various degrees of wheel polishing, by making it more glossy or matt, allow us to alter the wheel’s initial look. This prevents colour blending and enables the use of a wider range of designs without compromising the appearance of your car.
Glossy wheels feature a considerable mirroring effect and always reflect the sunlight. A similar visual effect can be obtained with chrome models.
We can give our wheels a unique look by opting for matt, glossy or chrome finish
Matt wheels are the least shiny of all models and as such, they are quite unconventional. They do not reflect the sunlight as much as standard models, and instead maintain a constant, uniform colour. This way we can be sure of their attractive appearance even on cloudy days. This effect looks best on wheels with more muted colours.
It is all down to taste
When selecting a wheel, it is first necessary to match its colour to our car body paint and its other components. It also makes sense to consider the effect we want to achieve. You will go for different shades and colours depending on whether you want the car to look elegant or extravagant.
The choice is wide and the prices are reasonable so you can give it a try. Popular manufacturers such as: OZ, MSW, SPEEDLINE, and DOTZ offer a wide range of wheel colours (and sizes) so everyone can find something to their taste.