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As a German driver I sometimes had to cogitate which colour was meant when I entered the forum some months ago! VW uses different names for the colours in each country / language. In Germany, the colours have short (English!) names.

In some countries the international colour code is stated - so, Denmark shows that "Dark Siver" and "Tungsten Silver" are the same colours as it was renamed in Denmark but the code "K5" stayed the same.

Here is a list how the 2013/14 colours are named in the United Kingdom (UK), Germany (DE), the Netherlands (NL), France (FR) and Denmark (DK).

By the way; I like the names given in the UK best.




UK: Candy White (B4)
DE: White (B4)
NL: Candy White
FR: Blanc Candy
DK: Candy Hvid (B4)

UK: Tornado Red (G2)
DE: Red (G2)
NL: Rood
FR: Rouge Tornado
DK: Tornado Rød (G2)

UK: Mayan Blue (D7)
DE: Blue (D7)
NL: Blue
FR: Bleu Uni
DK: Blå (D7)

UK: Reflex Silver Metallic (8E)
DE: Light Silver Metallic (8E)
NL: Light Silver Metallic
FR: Reflet d'Argent Métallisée
DK: Reflex Sølv Metalliclak (8E)

UK: Tungsten Silver Metallic (K5)
DE: Dark Silver Metallic (K5)
NL: Dark Silver Metallic
FR: Gris Nuit Métallisée
DK: Tungsten Sølv / Dark Sølv Metalliclak (K5)

UK: Night Blue Metallic (Z2)
DE: Dark Blue Metallic (Z2)
NL: Dark Blue Metallic
FR: Bleu Nuit Métallisée
DK: Night Blå Metalliclak (Z2)

UK: Deep Black Pearl Effect (2T)
DE: Black Pearl (2T)
NL: Deep Black Pareleffect
FR: Nacrée Noir Intense
DK: Deep Sort Perleeffektlak (2T)

UK: Oryx White (0R)
DE: White Pearl (0R)
NL: ?
FR: Nacrée Blanc Oryx
DK: ?

UK: Sunset Orange Metallic (4S)
DE: Orange (4S)
NL: Hot Orange Metallic
FR: ------
DK: ------

UK: Light Blue (0U) (no longer available)
NL: ?
DE: Pool Blau (0U) (eingestellt)
FR: ?
DK: Light Blå Unilak (0U) (no longer available)

If someone from other countries wants to add his country / colour names, copy the list and add your namings!

EDIT: updated 30th March 2014

Edited by: Cadfael
 

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Ours are 'pure white' which is different to candy white and was only available for the white model. I know because my car came with a candy white filler flap that was really very obvious and had to be changed
 

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There is a ridiculous price premium for oryx white....has anyone got this???
 

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What's supposed to be premium about Onyx White? Is it the colour, the finish, or... ?
 

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it's oRyx not oNyx.....like the antelope thingy ....never seen it and my dealer has never ordered one ....bonkers cost is the reason
 

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Sorry, I did mean to type Oryx - currently suffering from steroid brain fog
 

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no need to apologise....I wonder if it is a pearlised finish?
 

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In Germany "Oryx White" is called "Pearl White" - which gives the answer ...


BUT I think it is a very special pearl effect? Black Pearl is a bit like "Black Metallic Gold" ...
I think that "White Pearl" / "Oryx White" might have a "white + silver + red + green" effect like a pearl - depending on the light and angle you are looking at the car.

One of my coleagues is the ex wife of a car painter.
When she heard "Pearl White", she screamed: "Don't do it!!!"

Might be a colour which needs perfect care for - and repainting parts is extremely difficult (maybe with four coatings to get the effect?)
 

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Cadfael said:
And there are three blues ...
- Light Blue (0U) (no longer available)
- Mayan Blue (D7)
- Night Blue Metallic (Z2)
Actually the Light Blue (OU) has a German name: Pool Blau.
 

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AlanG said:
The UK had it for a while.
In the UK, the two free colours at launch were candy white and tornado red. The candy white was by far the most popular colour, so VW started to charge for it - roughly half the price of metallic paint. VW then introduced pale blue so there remained two free colours. I understand that in Germany, tornado red was the most popular colour, so VW started to charge the German car-buying public for the red!
 

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In the local dealer today to buy a service plan, I found out that Mayan Blue has now also been launched as an optional colour on the Polo. It's chargeable, and from next month is also expected to become chargeable on the up! I think that just leaves Tornado Red as the only free option...Edited by: jcpren
 

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Hi jcpen,

in Germany, White and Blue are the colours for free at the moment.
Red costs 137‚¬ extra, the other metallic colours 455‚¬ (except Oryx White) ...

In Germany "Uranograu" ("??? gray") is for free at the moment.
"Mayan Blue" should be the German "Cornflower Blue" (which costs 240‚¬ extra for the Polo) ...
 

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In the old days vw used to paint pearl white cats on the production line with a different painter on each side,different techniques give slightly different looks,you never would have matched one of them.
 

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Frankjetta said:
In the old days vw used to paint pearl white cats on the production line with a different painter on each side,different techniques give slightly different looks,you never would have matched one of them.
I'm glad they stick to cars now, getting the paint out their fur was really hard!
 
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