Area 51 (Sport) and Antimatter Blue (F150) in multiple sunlight angles. 7 other Bronco colors in direct sunlight.

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I went to a local dealer today to check out Area 51 on a Bronco Sport and Antimatter Blue on an F150 to help me decide on colors. Below are shots from multiple angles outside to show how the colors react to sunlight.

Area 51 DRASICALLY changes in different lighting situations. I love it in direct sunlight, but unsure if this is the color for me based on how it looks in the shade.

I was really hoping to like Antimatter Blue, but unless I looked at it in just the right angle in the sun, all I saw was black. If I didn’t already know they had this color on the lot and checked each window sticker, I would have walked right past it assuming it was black. It looks nothing like the Bronco colorizer on the Ford website. My camera seemed to pick up a little blue/purple on the second shot, but I did not see that with my eyes.

I also captured Iconic Silver, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Race Red, Carbonized Gray, Lightning Blue, and Rapid Red on other vehicles on the lot. I tried to get the same angle of direct sunlight on each for an apples to apples comparison for those of you trying to decide between colors.

Interesting observation: The Bronco Sport I saw today (and the one I saw at the Orlando Car Show) looks shorter in length and taller in height in person compared to photos.

Area 51 (direct sunlight):
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Sun behind clouds
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Velocity Blue, Oxford White, and Iconic Silver together (The black is not Shadow Black):
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Iconic Silver:
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Oxford White:
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Velocity Blue:
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Race Red:
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Carbonized Gray:
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Lightning Blue:
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Rapid Red:
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Another Velocity Blue:
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Antimatter Blue:
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Blue on the left is a reflection of my shirt. In the shade it was a black mirror.
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I went to a local dealer today to check out Area 51 on a Bronco Sport and Antimatter Blue on an F150 to help me decide on colors. Below are shots from multiple angles outside to show how the colors react to sunlight.

Area 51 DRASICALLY changes in different lighting situations. I love it in direct sunlight, but unsure if this is the color for me based on how it looks in the shade.

I was really hoping to like Antimatter Blue, but unless I looked at it in just the right angle in the sun, all I saw was black. If I didn’t already know they had this color on the lot and checked each window sticker, I would have walked right past it assuming it was black. It looks nothing like the Bronco colorizer on the Ford website. My camera seemed to pick up a little blue/purple on the second shot, but I did not see that with my eyes.

I also captured Iconic Silver, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Race Red, Carbonized Gray, Lightning Blue, and Rapid Red on other vehicles on the lot. I tried to get the same angle of direct sunlight on each for an apples to apples comparison for those of you trying to decide between colors.

Interesting observation: The Bronco Sport I saw today (and the one I saw at the Orlando Car Show) looks shorter in length and taller in height in person compared to photos.

Area 51 (direct sunlight):
20201229_145615.jpg


Sun behind clouds
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20201229_145525.jpg
20201229_145736.jpg
20201229_145915.jpg
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Velocity Blue, Oxford White, and Iconic Silver together (The black is not Shadow Black):
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Iconic Silver:
20201229_151539.jpg


Oxford White:
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Velocity Blue:
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Race Red:
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Carbonized Gray:
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Lightning Blue:
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Rapid Red:
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Another Velocity Blue:
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Antimatter Blue:
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Blue on the left is a reflection of my shirt. In the shade it was a black mirror.
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This is great!!! Thank you for the effort here, the white paper was a nice touch with the AMB and A51. Made my decision a whole lot harder.
 

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Nice work! Thanks for the pics

In the last A51 pic it looks like it has a greenish hue. Was that apparent in person?
In my opinion the OP has done a fantastic job at truly capturing Area 51. Most pics have it looking like a Carolina blue which is why I loved it, but in person there is much more green. It’s like a pastel teal to my eyes.

here’s some I took next to my GB stang. This is in full sun in San Diego

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Some good images! Thank you. Oh color choices!! That is the question!
Super easy...
Ox white- yesterday
Cyber orange- 2 weeks ago
Carb grey- 2 months ago
Cactus grey- today

Shit- what will tomorrow bring ?
 
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Nice work! Thanks for the pics

In the last A51 pic it looks like it has a greenish hue. Was that apparent in person?
Not really. I was shocked when that showed up. Maybe in that light if I got my face where the camera was it would have looked like that. Could be the lower angle picking up the grass in the reflection. The color to the right of the paper in that image is more accurate in slight cloud cover.
 

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I wish Lightning Blue was available for all. I would have chosen that one.
MY22/23 might see LB come down to other trims since the FE's will all be gone...I'd change from RR for it in a heartbeat.
 
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Super easy...
Ox white- yesterday
Cyber orange- 2 weeks ago
Carb grey- 2 months ago
Cactus grey- today

Shit- what will tomorrow bring ?
I was really hoping to see Cactus Gray today, but no local dealers had one yet. This was the only dealer with both Area 51 and Antimatter Blue.
 

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The Antimatter Blue is beautiful on the hood in the sunlight. The slightest shade or angle makes it almost black. In previthreads, someone suggested most people would have wanted blue jeans as their color... I can understand that now that I saw AMBlue in person. Wanting to find a Cactus Gray to see in person.
 

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This helps a lot. I’ve been able to “narrow” my choices over time. Green? Negative. I like Magnetic Gray a lot, so Carbonized Gray it is. I live in the most arid state in the nation. Antimatter Blue will look blue most days of the year and trips my trigger, giving Bronco a touch of sophistication it doesn’t necessarily deserve. Live sightings of A51 and Cactus are intriguing, so those appear on and off the radar depending on the photos. Ugh.
 

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Thanks for the pics! .. Velocity Blue ... ? ... Never gave it a 2nd thought till now ... what's happening to me ...?
 
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