Black/Dark Grey Nokia N8 Most popular colour choice (so far)

| April 29, 2010 | 11 Replies

Nokia N8’s anodized aluminium comes in a variety of 5 colours.

On Tuesday we did a little poll, and yesterday Nokia conversations put one too and the results are pretty much the same!

Here’s our results below, WOMWORLD/Nokia Stylie! (Looks so much better as a pie 🙂 and look we tried to represent the colours in the pie)

For the eagle eyed…our pie has 101% :p

Can’t be surprised with black (or “Dark Gray” as Nokia Conv puts it) – it’s basically the colour of all high end smartphones right now.

Imo it’s more sophisticated looking, sleeker, more professional. It’s also much more practical as it hides scuffs (ala white N97) and for guys looks more masculine than white (often the only other alternative). Lastly (though there are many reasons) it’s discreet. It blends in.

Bright colours are more rebellious, like greens, oranges, maybe even blues. In contrast to black and silver they stand out.

Me I’m a sucker for black phones.

But I also love really bright colours. My favourite vans (shoes) are my green and yellow ones – on different feet :p So I’m torn about which colour I want!

(I know I most definitely do NOT want the silver one – i just hate all silvery phones – having said that, it doesn’t look so bad in the video below – looks more metal than fakey silver – as it is aliminum)

Is it me or does the “orange one” look really different to photos. It’s sometimes dark red, sometimes luminous orange.


Maybe this article below might help you decide?

Some meanings about colour from


Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions, too much can be overwhelming. Black represents a lack of color, the primordial void, emptiness. It is a classic color for clothing, possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

SILVER (no silver, gray will do)

Gray is the color of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. It is perceived as long-lasting, classic, and often as sleek or refined. It is a color that is dignified, conservative, and carries authority. Gray is controlled and inconspicuous and is considered a color of compromise, perhaps because it sits between the extremes of black and white. Gray is a perfect neutral, which is why designers often use it as a background color.


Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.

Interestingly, some tones of orange, such as terra cotta, peach, and rust have very broad appeal.


Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed.

The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming. However, not all blues are serene and sedate.

Electric or brilliant blues become dynamic and dramatic — an engaging color that expresses exhilaration. Some shades or the overuse of blue may come across as cold or uncaring.

Indigo, a deeper blue, symbolizes a mystical borderland of wisdom, self-mastery, and spiritual realization. While blue is the color of communication with others, indigo turns the blue inward to increase personal thought, profound insights, and instant understandings.

Blue is the least “gender specific” color, having equal appeal to both men and women.


Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world, making it an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere.

The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.

However, there is an “institutional” side to green, associated with illness and government-issued green cards, that conjures up negative emotions, as do the “slimy” or “bilious” greens.


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