ColorWare Done Right: 10 Proper Examples

ColorWare Done Right: 10 Proper Examples

Anthony Nguyen
Nov 24, 2010

While there have been quite a number of horrendous color remixes using ColorWare's hardware painting service, we happen to believe in showcasing the good, rather than the bad. Here's our picks from ColorWare's gallery for tech that actually looks like it was worth the couple hundred dollars invested in it.

From accented MacBook Pros to completely converted Playstation 3's, there's a couple of very simple rules to follow if you're planning on getting your stuff redone using ColorWare's service:

Keep it simple: That means don't go accent crazy and stick with a simple palette so it seems like you have a purpose and direction with your coloring scheme.

Keep it classy: Although this is fairly subjective, we're going to go ahead and say that there are a few color choices out there that actually work well with today's modern industrial design aesthetic of electronics. Get inspired by something fancy and then use it as your color palette.

Keep it real: If you're going to color something, don't cover up essential features of the device or logos that may distinguish it from other brands.

What do you guys think? Does painting a device give a new sense of ownership and uniqueness to today's modern electronics? Or is it a complete waste of money?

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