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Has anyone seen the actual interior color selection at an auto show etc. It seems like the tan and grey though interesting work well only on the dark grey exterior.

It seems a shame to order the black interior to avoid a color clash.

Im currently on order for a light silver and black interior. The dealer says I can still change my mind.

White has always been my favorite car color but the kids told me that it was too boring after the last two firebirds being white.

I didn't look up the color names sly,cool,etc so don't jump on that
 

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First, search for the post about interiors. There was a discussion about this a couple days ago. Some people go into good detail about it.

2nd there is no silver/black interior. There is only ebony or Steel/Sand "Grey/Tan"
 

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Currently we've only seen the light silver, dark silver, and black officially. These have been at car shows. If you look in the gallery you'll see images of all 3 colors. We've mainly only seen the Tan/Gry interior, but in the gallery are also some images of one car with the black leather interior. We have yet to see the cloth interior yet.
 

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light silver paint with the Steel/Sand seen in LA

The LA auto show in Jan had a Sol with the light silver (cool, or liquid metal) paint. It also had the Steel/Sand leather interior. WOW! It looked great! :D

The Steel/Sand was also one of the special colors that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed, and it did look that way. The color combination really worked.:cool:
 

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The Steel/Sand was also one of the special colors that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed, and it did look that way. The color combination really worked./
She is also the same person that KILLED this option for the Green/Red exterior colors. :mad:
 

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2nd there is no silver/black interior. There is only ebony or Steel/Sand "Grey/Tan"
I think what he means is he is signed up for the Cool with Ebony interior.
 

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Crimson Avenger said:
The LA auto show in Jan had a Sol with the light silver (cool, or liquid metal) paint. It also had the Steel/Sand leather interior. WOW! It looked great! :D

The Steel/Sand was also one of the special colors that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed, and it did look that way. The color combination really worked.:cool:[/QUOTE

I am not certain that I understand your comment "that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed and it looked that way. Second since you've actually seen the soltice, any sense if Pure versus Cool is a better selection and which interior would your recommend for each.
 

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onedakota said:
Crimson Avenger said:
The LA auto show in Jan had a Sol with the light silver (cool, or liquid metal) paint. It also had the Steel/Sand leather interior. WOW! It looked great! :D

The Steel/Sand was also one of the special colors that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed, and it did look that way. The color combination really worked.:cool:
I am not certain that I understand your comment "that the designer of the interior of the vehicle actually designed and it looked that way. Second since you've actually seen the Solstice, any sense if Pure versus Cool is a better selection and which interior would your recommend for each.
When I looked at the show car which was "cool" (the lighter of the two grey/silver colors), the interior didn't stand out for being either too strong, or too weak in the presence of the rest of the car. Since the Solstice is a convertible, you see both at the same time in a big way--they're right next to each other in your visual field (well, really the interior's in the center, but you get the point.)

So what I meant was that I could tell that the interior colors had been chosen to complement the look of the car, and not stand out. They looked like an integrated part of the design, not an after thought--they looked like they had actually been designed.

I was reading an article about the design (I searched for an hour and couldn't find it again--sorry) and they spoke extensively with Vlachakis about her experience designing the interior. She had not designed an interior before, but that may have been an advantage. She also had the advantage of working on the interior right next to the body design team.

In my opinion, the inside and outside of the car blend together in a smooth transition.

Now what does this mean for the "Ebony" cloth or leather? Well, obviously, Ebony will look very good with any of the really dark colors, Black for sure, red--yeah, dark green--nod, Dark Blue--yup. I'm really having trouble imagining it with the white paint.

Cool is definitely beautiful on this car. WOW! it really knocked my socks off at the LA auto show with cool and steel/sand. If you're asking me white or cool, the answer is cool, hands down.

What did I order? I got the darker Gray, Sly. I saw it on a CTS parked in the lot and said--yup, that will look pretty good. Why did I not choose cool? I've seen too many Porsche Boxters with that color, and the more I saw the car with the darker silver/grey, the better I liked it.

Colors are absolutely an "eye of the beholder" phenomenon. Would a Black Solstice look great? WOW! YES! But again, for me, there are a whole lot of black Miatas around where I am in So Cal, and I liked the darker color that the original concept had, so I ordered Sly.

I guess too, I was swayed toward one of the silver colors because way back in 1970, my dad bought a silver Le Mans with the bullet nose. While he only had it for a couple of years and got a green Grand Ville in '72 with the 455, that silver pontiac really made an impression on my 8 year old mind.

I cannot answer the question, "What color should I get for mine?" That's really up to you. I've shown you some of my reasoning, yours will be entirely different.

All the best! :)
 

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I ordered my "Fully Loaded" Solstice in Cool/Ebony. I wish there were more interior colors to choose from but I guess with such small a production run (my dealer says 20K) they can't tool up for too many variables. I wouldn't have minded the 2 tone interior so much if the majority of the dash wasn't sand .
 

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You could take your car to a leather upholstery specialist and add a 2nd color of your choice to the seats to add a custom touch, for a reasonable cost... I've been looking in to re-upholstering my '90 BMW... $700 for a 2-door coupe.
 

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On my order form it says interior (312 Granite/Sand) and the exterio (42U Stone gray metallic) Are these colors the same as your Sly gray and the interior sounds different too.
 

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Looks as though GM is using different descriptions in Canada and the US. Your exterior color code 42U is called Sly (Gray Metallic) here in the US and the interior is called Steel/Sand. But my guess is they are the same thing.
 

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I ordered my "Fully Loaded" Solstice in Cool/Ebony. I wish there were more interior colors to choose from but I guess with such small a production run (my dealer says 20K) they can't tool up for too many variables. I wouldn't have minded the 2 tone interior so much if the majority of the dash wasn't sand .
I agree w/ gmviso about the dash and would also add the doors. I do like the steel/sand combo, but wish it were on the seats only. I had a Caravan with a similar door and dash pattern (though w/o the two tone seats) and really thought it looked cheap.
 

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When I looked at the show car which was "cool" (the lighter of the two grey/silver colors), the interior didn't stand out for being either too strong, or too weak in the presence of the rest of the car. Since the Solstice is a convertible, you see both at the same time in a big way--they're right next to each other in your visual field (well, really the interior's in the center, but you get the point.)

So what I meant was that I could tell that the interior colors had been chosen to complement the look of the car, and not stand out. They looked like an integrated part of the design, not an after thought--they looked like they had actually been designed.

I was reading an article about the design (I searched for an hour and couldn't find it again--sorry) and they spoke extensively with Vlachakis about her experience designing the interior. She had not designed an interior before, but that may have been an advantage. She also had the advantage of working on the interior right next to the body design team.

In my opinion, the inside and outside of the car blend together in a smooth transition.

Now what does this mean for the "Ebony" cloth or leather? Well, obviously, Ebony will look very good with any of the really dark colors, Black for sure, red--yeah, dark green--nod, Dark Blue--yup. I'm really having trouble imagining it with the white paint.

Cool is definitely beautiful on this car. WOW! it really knocked my socks off at the LA auto show with cool and steel/sand. If you're asking me white or cool, the answer is cool, hands down.

What did I order? I got the darker Gray, Sly. I saw it on a CTS parked in the lot and said--yup, that will look pretty good. Why did I not choose cool? I've seen too many Porsche Boxters with that color, and the more I saw the car with the darker silver/grey, the better I liked it.

Colors are absolutely an "eye of the beholder" phenomenon. Would a Black Solstice look great? WOW! YES! But again, for me, there are a whole lot of black Miatas around where I am in So Cal, and I liked the darker color that the original concept had, so I ordered Sly.

I guess too, I was swayed toward one of the silver colors because way back in 1970, my dad bought a silver Le Mans with the bullet nose. While he only had it for a couple of years and got a green Grand Ville in '72 with the 455, that silver pontiac really made an impression on my 8 year old mind.

I cannot answer the question, "What color should I get for mine?" That's really up to you. I've shown you some of my reasoning, yours will be entirely different.

All the best! :)
Have you seen the Sly with an Ebony interior? Is it too much of one color or do you think it would look good?
 
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