Another way to think about colours

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Hi, as a follow up to my colour descriptions and comments after seeing them first hand, here are some thoughts on the personality or perceived attributes of each colour (link to original post below)

Thread 'First Edition colours - first-hand impressions...' https://www.emiraforum.com/threads/first-edition-colours-first-hand-impressions.1229/

The colour choice is sooooo hard! I think that is testament to the range of the FE colours (albeit limited) and also the lack of information to date - hopefully more dealerships will get the planforms soon, the official photos will appear and we'll have dealer demos to look at.

As has been said a number of times before, there are no "bad" choices here, only personal preference.

One thing that might help is assigning a personality to each colour, helping to define the kind of impression each may project, here are a selection of personality attributes I'd associate with each colour:

Shadow Grey
Contemporary, classy, discreet, subtle, premium.

Seneca Blue
Bold, sporting (French racing blue association) dynamic, confident, rebellious, contemporary.

Hethel Yellow
Sporting, heritage, bold, confident, exuberant, rebellious, decisive

Nimbus Grey
Sophisticated, premium, design conscious, timeless.

Magma Red
Pioneering, confident, dynamic, energetic, bold.

Dark Verdant Green
Confident, sophisticated, premium, heritage contemporised, dramatic, discreet (yes it can be both of those last two!)

This is my own personal take and yes I've sprinkled some of Lotus's own brand DNA descriptors in there - other adjectives and opinions are available!

Hope this helps anyone who has or is procrastinating over colour choice - that will be close to all of us!

My thread "First Edition Colours - First Hand Impressions" may also help - enjoy the process!
 
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It's an interesting and helpful way of describing them.

I had some half-formed ideas on this when I saw all the colours in January. It was prompted by Shadow Grey, which I found more difficult to describe and had said "If it had a personality you'd maybe describe it as being like someone who is quietly confident and understated but powerful."

I've also been wondering if you could liken each colour to a famous person or movie character. Here's my attempt:

Shadow Grey: George Clooney as Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven

Seneca Blue: Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough

Hethel Yellow: Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush

Nimbus Grey: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man

Magma Red: Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Dark Verdant: Eva Green (of course!) as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

Any other suggestions?
 

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It's an interesting and helpful way of describing them.

I had some half-formed ideas on this when I saw all the colours in January. It was prompted by Shadow Grey, which I found more difficult to describe and had said "If it had a personality you'd maybe describe it as being like someone who is quietly confident and understated but powerful."

I've also been wondering if you could liken each colour to a famous person or movie character. Here's my attempt:

Shadow Grey: George Clooney as Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven

Seneca Blue: Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough

Hethel Yellow: Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush

Nimbus Grey: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man

Magma Red: Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Dark Verdant: Eva Green (of course!) as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

Any other suggestions?
I likey 😁
 

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It's an interesting and helpful way of describing them.

I had some half-formed ideas on this when I saw all the colours in January. It was prompted by Shadow Grey, which I found more difficult to describe and had said "If it had a personality you'd maybe describe it as being like someone who is quietly confident and understated but powerful."

I've also been wondering if you could liken each colour to a famous person or movie character. Here's my attempt:

Shadow Grey: George Clooney as Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven

Seneca Blue: Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough

Hethel Yellow: Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush

Nimbus Grey: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man

Magma Red: Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Dark Verdant: Eva Green (of course!) as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

Any other suggestions?
Nice.
But if you are going with Eva Green (good pun) for Dark Verdant then it has to be her role in Penny Dreadful.
 
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It's an interesting and helpful way of describing them.

I had some half-formed ideas on this when I saw all the colours in January. It was prompted by Shadow Grey, which I found more difficult to describe and had said "If it had a personality you'd maybe describe it as being like someone who is quietly confident and understated but powerful."

I've also been wondering if you could liken each colour to a famous person or movie character. Here's my attempt:

Shadow Grey: George Clooney as Danny Ocean in Ocean's Eleven

Seneca Blue: Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough

Hethel Yellow: Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush

Nimbus Grey: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man

Magma Red: Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Dark Verdant: Eva Green (of course!) as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale

Any other suggestions?
Nice one Tom, I am very happy to be represented by the bewitching Eva Green.😍
 

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I think we’re all just a little too bored 😅
Yup!
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(Edit: you have to zoom in to see the carbon texturing)
 
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Oh man that is sexy!😍
Note: I've got an updated version (the link is always in my signature), it's now running on UE5.1.0 in raytrace mode, the shadows are way better. (particularly the hood cutouts)
 

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I do like your descriptions.
A simple difference in the colours is extrovert vs introvert.

To help others, I still think I am the only person to have got all 6 colours together.

 

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Note: I've got an updated version (the link is always in my signature), it's now running on UE5.1.0 in raytrace mode, the shadows are way better. (particularly the hood cutouts)
Unfortunately I'm on a Mac, which I think you said wasn't supported... 😢
 

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Unfortunately I'm on a Mac, which I think you said wasn't supported... 😢
Yeah I gave it a shot (even flushing $99 down the drain to join Apple's dev program - f$@% those bastards) but no joy. Maybe I should have written it in Unity.
 

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Yeah I gave it a shot (even flushing $99 down the drain to join Apple's dev program - f$@% those bastards) but no joy. Maybe I should have written it in Unity.
Ah damn, well I appreciate you trying!! 😃
 

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Hi @dgrace, As I'm also a Mac user, I was going to try your Emira Sandbox in a Win 10 VirtualBox, but the Dropbox link above is indicating it has been deleted. Is this the case or I'm missing a permission or two.
 

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Hi @dgrace, As I'm also a Mac user, I was going to try your Emira Sandbox in a Win 10 VirtualBox, but the Dropbox link above is indicating it has been deleted. Is this the case or I'm missing a permission or two.
Whoops! Thanks for telling me - should now be fixed. Though I wouldn't put much hope in running it under a virtual system on Mac, it requires a real-time hardware raytracing video card. (e.g. NVidia RTX 30-series) But let me know if it works!
 
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