When choosing what color to paint your vehicle after restoring it, will depend on your personal taste and whether or not you want to try to minimize or maximize the attention your car gets while on the road. However, you also have the option to restore and select a paint color as close to the original color as possible.
You can begin your color search by looking over online resources that offer a variety of colors for your specific car model and year. Many online websites will also include specific paint names and where you can find that specific paint color. Search more than one website because there are some sites that do not offer the paint color manufactured to the specifications that were used the year the car was made. Your other option is to stop by several local auto shops to see what new paint colors are available for auto body work. Keep in mind as you search around that paint is different from house paint, so make sure you have an understanding of the paint options currently available for your vehicle.
As you shop around decide what you are really trying to accomplish in choosing a specific paint color for your car. Many people want to change the whole look of their car and completely start all over. While others seek unique colors that will make them stand out from all the other vehicles on the road. If you decide to go with an unusual color, such as a shade of glossy orange, it is always a good idea to look at the resale value of a vehicle painted that color before committing to that specific color.
Also consider what the visibility of your car will be with its new paint job. Keep in mind that depending on where you live and the time of the year, some colors are extremely hard for other drivers to see which could mean that more people will pull out in front of you or increase your chances of being involved in a car accident.