Sunday, September 20, 2015

We have chosen our exterior color scheme!

So we played and played with different combinations of colors.  We liked darker on top, and were considering things like trying to match a color to our toad, the contrast in colors between our interior and exterior, and what would be the easiest to order.

With Newmar, it's not so difficult to change an exterior color - but don't even think about trying to change the design.  So we experimented with several color combinations (see Playing around with the exterior colors) and ended up convincing ourselves that we weren't totally happy with anything.

Our toad will be a Dodge RAM pickup truck.  It's dark gray, so we thought a lot about changing one of the colors to match it.  Then we noticed that the outside would be black, dark gray, light gray and another color that was almost white.  But when you walk into the coach, everything is beige (Cordova interior) and brown.

After spending hours on various combinations, we started browsing around the online inventory photos of our dealer to see how actual photos differed from drawings.  In doing so, we ran across a Dutch Star that wasn't painted using one of the three default Dutch Star schemes (Cannes, Night Sky and Maritime).  We liked the one we saw and my DW looked it up on the specs and saw that its scheme was "Windswept".  Where did that come from?  A quick search of Newmar's site turned up a Windswept exterior color scheme on the Mountain Aire.

Independence RV has this one for sale with the Windswept exterior color scheme.

When we saw it, we knew right away that it was the one we wanted because it has the darker top and the other colors that transition nicely between the exterior and the interior.  It's the one that we've requested.

Wow.  Glad that's done.

9/22/2015 Update:  We received the actual colors for this scheme from Newmar.  Here's how it's listed on the special order sheet:

SPECIAL ORDER EXTERIOR COLORS
SKIN-56680 CAJUN SPICE OBSIDIAN
A-64503 MEDIUM FAWN MET
B-44429B LIGHT CHAMPAINE MET
C-57714 DARK FAWN MET
AWNING LINEN TWEED

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