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      10-09-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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coral red int color question

So i recently got an alpine white 335is with coral red interior. I've seen pics of some other cars on here with the coral red interior and in some of them it appears to be more of a super bright red color and then in other pics it appears to be more of an orangy red color like mine. So my question is, are there two different types of coral red interior or is it just the lighting and/or camera that makes it look different in the pics?
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Lighting. Are you windows tinted? If not, do so. It will make the red look sick when peaking in.
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Yeah my windows are tinted.
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Lighting and/or camera make a big difference in how it appears. Some cameras really punch the color saturation and this tends to overenhance reds.
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One coral red. Tint makes a difference. Also there is a popular color for M3s. Fox red.
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So i recently got an alpine white 335is with coral red interior. I've seen pics of some other cars on here with the coral red interior and in some of them it appears to be more of a super bright red color and then in other pics it appears to be more of an orangy red color like mine. So my question is, are there two different types of coral red interior or is it just the lighting and/or camera that makes it look different in the pics?
Tell me this is a joke............
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Thanks all for the input! This has been bothering my for awhile (call me crazy) so I'm relieved to know that I'm not going blind (lol) and its the camera and/or lighting that can make coral red appear so different in various pics. Plus I'm sure the dye they use to make the leather red can vary slightly too between cars.
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FWIW, I have noticed that most cameras tend to saturate the color by a considerable degree. Almost all pics I've seen of coral red interior are much more red than it is in real life.
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Here are some pics of my interior.

Flash was used on these:






Here is from the outside looking in, no flash



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Here are some pics of my interior.

Flash was used on these:






Here is from the outside looking in, no flash



MAN I love that color but that is the worst looking dash in the car business.
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MAN I love that color but that is the worst looking dash in the car business.
I like it.

And is it any different than your dash on an 09 335?
Only difference would be the trim and navigation (if you don't have it)
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While I am sure the above pictures really are of Coral Red, that particular combination of camera and lighting conditions make it look a dead ringer for the Chestnut interior in my car. Which looks NOTHING at all like Corel Red in person. Which goes to show how difficult it is to truly capture a color on a computer.

And in other color related news, for the first time since I got my car a year ago, I saw another Tasman Green 3-series on the road today!
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While I am sure the above pictures really are of Coral Red, that particular combination of camera and lighting conditions make it look a dead ringer for the Chestnut interior in my car. Which looks NOTHING at all like Corel Red in person. Which goes to show how difficult it is to truly capture a color on a computer.

And in other color related news, for the first time since I got my car a year ago, I saw another Tasman Green 3-series on the road today!
Agreed it looks like the Chestnut color.
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It's funny that you bring this up. I've seen Coral Red in person and I liked it a lot. Then seeing photos made me dislike it though I knew it was the white balance.
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I like it.

And is it any different than your dash on an 09 335?
Only difference would be the trim and navigation (if you don't have it)
Most people do like it. I don't. Its the nav hump that , to me, looks like an afterthought.
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use leather conditioner to bring out the red
Lexol brings it out . Looks really bright.
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Who knew that coral red could look so different on camera and in person! Anyway, i will try some leather conditioner to see if that brightens it up at all, since i prefer it to be more of a bright red.
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It depends on the lighting even in real life...in my garage its more orangy-red but with the sun shinning and sunroof shade open its definitely closer to lipstick red.
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