We Heart Matte


Having spent a good proportion of the last few years staring at and thinking about cars, I can finally come out. I have a fetish about matte paintwork.

It might be that the world knows what I am on about, too…it might be that my natural love for the muted can be understood by everyone.

There is definitely something laddish about the desire to turn your ride into a stealth weapon, but there’s also something appealingly countercultural about rejecting the buff and the gleam in favour of the that understated whisper of badness.

It’s a broad church, too. Matte sometimes looks its best in everything other than black. Let us know what you think…