You think you are in charge, right? You think you chose what to put in your grocery cart…what you order at a restaurant…the car you bought.
When you realize how much psychology permeates all we purchase, it makes you want to wrap your head in aluminum foil when you enter a car dealership-that way they can’t “get into your head.” But you knew that…
Some thinking about cars and why we buy what we buy is kind of out there. For instance, a typical BMW male owner is compared to a bird’s fancy nest intended to lure females into his little bit of heaven. Women who zip around in a speedy little Mustang convertible might as well put a sign up about her openness and assertiveness. It is suggested that cars might be the best public display we make in creating a first impression. Color of cars says a lot about us, too, according to folks who decide packaging colors like cereal-psychologists.
SILVER You are unique – just like everybody else. About 31% of new cars sold are silver. There is even a rental car company that only rents silver cars.
BLACK You are empowered and take charge.
WHITE You may be fussy, fastidious and probably well-organized.
RED About 10% of us chose this high energy color and it is a myth that red cars get more speeding tickets. HOWEVER, most of my speeding tickets have been in one of my two red cars – ones in the 70’s and my most recent purchase in 2013!
BLUE You are as busy as a little bee, but tamped down a little from the gal driving a red car.
BROWN Birkenstocks with socks and a skirt. That’s all I’m saying about this….:)
Our GRAND PRIZE for cars goes to our dear friend Robin Orbach Starke – Artist/Sculptor and Voice Over Artist hailing from Oklahoma City. Robin is definitely savoring the ordinary. And dare we state the obvious – Robin is so kind, creative and very fun to know!
Other art by Robin O Starke and a photo in her studio
If you want to color outside the lines, we think that’s okay.