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Old 08-24-2019, 09:12 AM
brentwood brentwood is offline
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Black or Beige?

I had my bench seat and door panels reupholstered in a nice brown vinyl. I want to install acc vinyl floor in my 72 jtruck. I'm not sure weather to get black or beige. My dash is an off white color and rest of truck is white. Plan on painting whole truck green someday when I have money.
So what do you guys think would look better? Black or beige?
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:13 AM
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NO offense, but do what YOU like...
I get asking for opinions but honestly, it comes down to your taste.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:41 PM
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I agree with the taste point the beginning and end it is your choice and preference.

But just to add a few cents otherwise. From my own experience I prefer to think about real world use of the vehicle. My vehicles often get used hard and through dirty situations. Thus, climbing into the vehicle with muddy boots or hauling something (even just on cab floor) can mean things get dirty and need to be cleaned. Light colors are going to show that a LOT more than a darker color. Also, if your truck is otherwise white, but you intend to go green later would be a nice contrast for now and still go with the green down the road. I've had a green FSJ with tan interior, however, and not had a problem with it, and it is a contrast in the other direction down the road, but not as much for now. I will say that the all-black interiors of some of the newer Mopars and Jeeps are a little *too* dark. So, contrast inside helps as well, and there is the perspective of lighter being brighter and more pleasant psychologically and so on.

Which brings it all back to...exactly what babywag's your preference that matters most.

Maybe....take a look online for images of vehicles (not necessarily FSJs or even jeeps at all) for the color combinations you are thinking and see what you think of how those look together. Might help you narrow your preference down some.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:03 PM
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While light vinyl isn't going to be as hard to keep clean as light carpet I'd still go dark.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:53 PM
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You asked for here is mine:
I have always liked green with tan interior. If it were mine, and i was going to a full green paint job, I would do the tan, or slightly darker “spice” interior. I think they look great together.

I do agree that it may depend on intended use. The tan will be more difficult to clean and make look good again.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:14 PM
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Depending on where you are ordering your vinyl from, you can often request samples (usually a 2x2 inch piece, sometimes bigger, or purchase a larger size sample) of each to lay in your cab and figure out what looks best to you, the other plus with a sample is you get a sense of how it "wears" by rubbing some dirt and grime on it from your shoes/boots/mud/etc. and then see how they clean up as well.

(I'd probably put tan in mine with brown seats, even if going green) Good luck!
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