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What Paint Should I Get For My New VW Golf?

What Paint Should I Get For My New VW Golf?

By 19-07-2018


Buying a new Volkswagen Golf is an exciting time. We talk you through the paint options for the whole range, including GTis, GTEs and R-Lines. Take your pick from solids and metallics to luxurious pearl effects.

What Paint Should I Get for My New VW Golf?

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Decisions, Decisions!

Choosing a new car is difficult enough - trim level, engine size and not forgetting all those optional extras! So when it comes to the colour choice for your brand new Volkswagen Golf, that's just one more tough decision to make.

Whether you're asking yourself, “What colour options are there for my new Golf GTi?” or “Which paint finish can I have on my new Golf SE?” we're here to help. If you're not sure of your shade or lacking confidence in your colour choice, you've come to the right place.

Here's the lowdown
on the full palette of VW Golf paint options.

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What Colour Can I Order for My VW Golf?

With nine different VW Golf models and a choice of 22 engines; three or five doors; efficiency of up to 68.9 mpg* and 0-62mph in as little as 9.1sec, we're sure there's a VW Golf for everyone.

There's also a colour for everyone.

The UK will always have its favourite car colours but remember that the paint finish you choose can affect everything from your car's resale price to how easily it can be kept clean.

Golf Colour Swatches

Luckily, with the Volkswagen Golf,
there's lots of choice:

Which Solid Colours Come as Standard on My New Volkswagen Golf?

Let your driving do the talking with solid colours that will emphasise the car's own features.

Pure White or Solid Urano Grey

These neutral colours are the safe option for your VW Golf, with many believing that they hide dirt better than stronger paint finishes. They also give away little when it comes to trying to figure out a driver's personality - the perfect camouflage!

VW Golf in Pure White

Tornado Red

Representing strength and power, a red finish for your Volkswagen Golf is exciting and flamboyant. Outgoing and possibly demanding, red car drivers enjoy the thrill of a drive that'll raise the blood pressure and get them noticed...always!

VW Golf in Tornado Red

Ruby Black

Ideal for those seeking a little mystery, this black variation is a grown-up choice with red undertones. You can let your fiery side shine through while maintaining a no-nonsense image and keep everyone guessing as you glide by in your new Golf.

VW Golf in Ruby Black

Which Metallics Can I Choose for the Paintwork on My VW Golf?

Add a little sparkle and excitement to your Volkswagen Golf with a metallic finish.

Atlantic Blue Metallic

Calming, logical and soothing, blue is apparently a common choice for the cautious car owner. Drivers may be analytical and intellectual, and therefore reliably predictable when it comes to driving manoeuvres.

VW Golf in Atlantic Blue Metallic

Turmeric Yellow Metallic

Friendly and optimistic, yellow car owners are young at heart. Also proven to be the safest colour on the road, it's one of the rarest so if you want your VW Golf to stand out from the crowd, this should be your choice.

VW Golf in Turmeric Yellow Metallic

Indium Grey Metallic

This metallic grey has more to it than the standard Urano. The metallic finish provides an attractive sheen that will keep all eyes on your Volkswagen Golf, rather than the driver. It's easy to keep clean and likely to do well on the second-hand market.

VW Golf in Indium Grey Metallic

Reflex Silver Metallic

Cool and expensive looking, silver is the choice for those who're really drawn to grey but want to stand out a little. Neutral but with a little bit of sparkle, silver car owners enjoy a bit of fun but don't like to be the centre of attention.

VW Golf in Reflex Silver Metallic

Tungsten Silver Metallic

A darker shade of silver could be the choice for a deep and thoughtful owner. Dirt is hidden better with this Tungsten Silver than the brighter silver alternatives. Practical and glamorous - the best of both worlds!

VW Golf in Tungsten Silver Metallic

Peacock Green Metallic

Associated with nature, those who choose a green paint finish are likely to enjoy a peaceful life. In the middle of the colour spectrum, Peacock Green is well-balanced and reassuring. A great choice for those who want a subtle yet distinctive colour.

VW Golf in Peacock Green Metallic

White Silver Metallic

Contrary to its name, White Silver Metallic looks darker than Pure White so may fare better in the battle against dirt. It's elegant and a very popular new introduction to the range and has to be seen to be properly appreciated.

VW Golf in White Silver Metallic

Isaac Blue Steel Metallic

If you're looking for a paint finish as unique as you are, Isaac Blue Steel Metallic could be the one. Bluer than Indium and darker than Atlantic, it has a touch of mystery - is it or isn't it? Keep other drivers guessing as you show off your new VW Golf.

VW Golf in Isaac Blue Steel

Lapiz Blue Metallic Signature

Another standout paint finish, this powerful, dark metallic blue is only available on the VW Golf R. Like the rest of the car, the paintwork is bound to attract admirers so this isn't a colour for the shy, unless you want to make lots of new friends!

VW Golf in Lapiz Blue Metallic Signature

What Pearl Effects are Available for My VW Golf?

Softer than Metallics but still guaranteed to catch the eye of everyone on the road, these paint effects are the piéce de résistance of car colours.

Deep Pearl Black

Strong and secure, black is a sophisticated yet sensible choice, often chosen for business cars to demonstrate a serious approach. Black is also a great colour when/if it comes time to sell your car as it's the most popular shade on the road.

VW Golf in Deep Pearl Black

Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl

It's white. but not as you know it! Special reflective speckles make the car look bright, even when the light isn't great. And those in the know will understand the extra investment you've made in your VW Golf to make it just perfect!

VW Golf in Oryx White Mother-of-Pearl