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Old 05-17-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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I really like the Chestnut Brown interior with walnut trim. I have initially picked the Maya Brown as the exterior color, however I would like other opinions on the combination of Chestnut Brown interior with Black headliner and an exterior color. I can still change my order so....what would you pick?
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My wife selected the Teak Brown Metallic exterior w/ the Pistachio Beige interior and Fine Grain Ash natural inlays (my selection). But I've always liked the Daytona Grey, which is only offered with the S-Line.
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I really love my brown interior with Cuvee silver exterior.
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I personally think the Chestnut Brown interior looks fantastic with the Scuba Blue exterior, but that may just be me.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:14 AM   #6
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I really love my brown interior with Cuvee silver exterior.
Do you happen to have a picture of your Cuvee Silver Q5? The Audi renderings of the color are nothing like the actual color IMO. They all seem to have way too much gold in the pictures whereas in real life it's a nice silver metallic with just a hint of something that's picked up in certain light.

When we saw color chips online and in the brochure we didn't give it a second thought but saw it in person and liked the color.
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I got Chestnut Brown with Glacier White and it looks great!

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I personally think the Chestnut Brown interior looks fantastic with the Scuba Blue exterior, but that may just be me.
Yep, just you.
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I have the moonlight blue with Chestnut and Natural Ash inlays, I think it is a great combination and looks incredible. Although I will admit I think the same interior with the white looks a more rich
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I really like the Chestnut Brown interior with walnut trim. I have initially picked the Maya Brown as the exterior color, however I would like other opinions on the combination of Chestnut Brown interior with Black headliner and an exterior color. I can still change my order so....what would you pick?
I prefer the Ash Brown Natural inlays myself as I don't like the glossy wood look of the others. I ordered The Chestnut Brown interior with the Lava Grey exterior and Ash Brown Natural.

I have the Chestnut Brown with Moonlight Blue on my S4 and also love that combo but didn't want both cars to match that closely.
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I prefer the Ash Brown Natural inlays myself as I don't like the glossy wood look of the others. I ordered The Chestnut Brown interior with the Lava Grey exterior and Ash Brown Natural.
I'm looking at the same interior color combo, but I'm struggling to get a handle on what the Lava Grey really looks like. In the brochure, it seems to have a much browner cast vs. Monsoon Grey - and I don't want to drive a brown truck - but I've seen some comments that it's a very changeable color, and therefore more... interesting...

Any side-by-side of Lava vs. Monsoon out there?
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I'm looking at the same interior color combo, but I'm struggling to get a handle on what the Lava Grey really looks like. In the brochure, it seems to have a much browner cast vs. Monsoon Grey - and I don't want to drive a brown truck - but I've seen some comments that it's a very changeable color, and therefore more... interesting...

Any side-by-side of Lava vs. Monsoon out there?
I had the same concern. Take a look at the attached photos. The Q5 is Lava, the A4 is Monsoon. The Lava never looked brown to me in direct sunlight or shade. I think it can look brown in the showroom under artificial lighting at some angles.
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I had the same concern. Take a look at the attached photos. The Q5 is Lava, the A4 is Monsoon. The Lava never looked brown to me in direct sunlight or shade. I think it can look brown in the showroom under artificial lighting at some angles.
Sorry, some of these are upside down but you get the point.
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Not exactly on topic, but, we were really disappointed with the lack of any real variety in colors when we bought our Q5. They ranged from Blah to Common. Black, white, 3 shades of grey, and 2 shades of silver. (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration). But there were no nice deep reds, greens, . The colors were mostly what you see an ocean of in any parking lot.
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I had the same concern. Take a look at the attached photos. The Q5 is Lava, the A4 is Monsoon. The Lava never looked brown to me in direct sunlight or shade. I think it can look brown in the showroom under artificial lighting at some angles.
There was a Lava A3 I used to see at my last job. It always looked very very very dark grey (nearly black), maybe with a slight brownish tint to the grey if you're up close, but nothing obvious.

Of the available greys on the Q5, I'd probably go Daytona as Monsoon is a little light and doesn't seem to have much of an interesting tint/effect to it IMO. Of course Daytona's an S-Line exclusive so wasn't an option for my non-S-Line, so I went Scuba instead which is nice. The base color is pretty much the same as my dad's Camry (so not "fancy" or anything), but the metallic effect definitely brings it to life. I think it pairs well with the Chestnut interior, too.


And IMO it's probably not worth stressing too much over trying to match the interior and exterior colors, as how often will you see them both at the same time in enough proximity to really need to be concerned? I do think that a lot of colors would work well with the brown+black interior that Chestnut gives you even if you're being critical while standing with the doors open, though. Probably wouldn't go brown or red, but white/black/grey/blue tones should all work easily enough.
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Monsoon Grey with grey finish wheels is pretty sweet.
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Thanks for all the pics and other contributions!
Obviously, will still prowl the local lots to see colors live...
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+1; one of the things I liked about Scuba Blue; stronger color than many other choices
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