Black is Back
Since the early 2000s, the automotive world has drowned in a funereal wash of charcoal black car interiors. It’s easy to blame the Germans, who pioneered it in their prestige brands, and indeed it was often referred to as a ‘germanic’ in the literature.
These days, a non-black interior option is the standout, and a largely positive one at that. Why are car interiors so overwhelmingly black right now?
Conversely, exterior colour palettes continue to evolve. Let’s hope charcoal black becomes a trend and reverts to one of many options available to the purchasing public. In the meantime, here is a selection of mainstream cars going out on a limb with interior colours.