true red

One of the jobs I’ve always wanted is color namer.  Somebody has to name all those hipster clothing colors, all those hundreds and thousands of nearly identical paint colors on those little chip cards, and especially the ever-cool names of car colors.

“True Red” is a pretty sound and accurate, if not a very creative, name for the color this little hatchback with its back wheels tucked into the corners.  “Very Bright Tomato Red” would also work.  On a cloudy day like this one, the intense orange red can probably be seen from space.

The car, of course, is an early 2010s Mazda 2, and it joins the Dolphin Gray Mica Mazda 3 and the NA Miata in Twilight Blue over tan and tan as Mazda members of the household fleet.  Zoom zoom!

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