Stephen Franklin, Auto Show Global
So, it has been proclaimed that “Gallant Gray” is the new color for 2017 by Axalta, a market leader in automotive paint finishes. Well it’s about time. I have owned most colors of the automotive color spectrum expect reds, yellows and greens. For the sake of dialogue, Dark Gray has been one of my favorite automotive colors. I owned a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix and a 2007 GMC Acadia, in the same color family. I was an early adopter. I liked the color because It’s less than black and darker than the more popular silver. I have found that it accented chrome, if you like chrome, and brushed metals. It gives balance to black and cuddles with compliment other colors. It reminds me of charcoal gray suits with brown shoes, it allows the owner license to be bold, and less traditional.
Now, as human beings, and our quest to be unique individuals, everyone will be buying into Gallant Gray. All I can say is, “been there, done that”. My new color is navy blue, catch me if you can. For more information, http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2017/01/05/axalta-gallant-gray-car-color/96074546/