+1 I was definitely overthinking the whole color thing. I'm "better" now!
I did like the White Gold very much,and paired with the Summit's Saddle seats and dash it is a very elegant, classy combination. Then I saw a Mineral Grey Metallic on the road in good light, and it was really striking. IMO the Mineral Grey reacts best to changing light and reflections, really showing off the crisply-sculpted bodywork on the WK2. Great interplay between the paint tone and the chrome bits, with just the right contrast. To my eyes, that is. Color can be so subjective!
I used to work on the Mercedes-Benz of North America account back in my advertising days, where we'd spend days discussing which specific model looked best in which specific color. . . and we got paid to do that!
Then we got to order the cars and colors we wanted to take out to the desert, or park in front of concert halls and mansions for their closeups. So, speaking as an art director and photographer, I think this SUV (in Summit livery) may look its all-around best in the Mineral Grey Metallic! I have not yet seen the Rugged Brown, though I'm pretty sure I'd love that too. I also saw a Green Overland last week, and it was sweet!
This is a very handsome vehicle, and it looks great in lots of colors. As far as Golds go, the "best" Gold colors I've seen are BMW's and Volvo's. . . the tones get a lot deeper and there is more metallic flake in the mix, giving that great sense of sculpting and modeling to the coachwork.
Is this a great country or what, that we get to obsess even a bit about these kinds of issues? I'm lovin' it more, every day!! Love this forum too!