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Struggling with color choice

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Is anyone else struggling with color selection? Usually I prefer white, but it clashes with all of the charcoal cladding. Area 51 sometimes has a baby blue vibe...Cactus gray sometimes looks minty green...
The other thing to consider is how the exterior color will work with the blue panels in the XLT interior and the orange trim. I prefer grey/black interior surfaces but I'm not willing to give up cruise control and alloy wheels with the XL option.
I used to only own black vehicles but they really show dust/dirt and are extremely hot here in the dirty south.
Am I the only one who is having difficulty????
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why doesn't Ford offer the rapid red as an option to all trim levels?
I think we all know the answer to this. They want your money. If the features of the First Edition Lariat don't persuade you, maybe the color palette will. When you go to the Build & Price Tool and select Lariat and then select Rapid Red, a little popup comes up alerting you that doing so will raise the price by $5,870.

Not only is it more money for Ford, but it gives you obvious bragging rights. When you see a Rapid Red Maverick, you will know that that person dropped over 30k for a truck that starts at 20k.
I'm in the same boat as everyone else - I wanted Pepper Red or Alto Blue until I showed to the wife - her answer "No Red or Blue", so she picked Carbonized Gray and guess what I ordered! Happy Wife, Happy Life!!!
If you don't mind my asking, whose truck is it? My wife has gotten the new car every time we've gotten one since we've been married. I always get her hand-me-down car that we had picked based on her needs and wants. This time she told me flat out that I need to get what I want and that I like. So I get to pick everything about it, within what we can afford to spend, of course.
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I'm currently torn between cactus gray, area 51 and carbonized gray. I've played it safe for most of my life and I feel like carbonized gray is the safe pick. Recently, I've taken a liking to taking risk. I feel like cactus gray and area 51 are the risker picks but the slate blue interior of the xlt looks like it might clash some with area 51 IMO.
I understand what you mean by "safer" and "riskier" but color choice isn't really a risk. The exception to that is your propensity to speed. If you speed a lot, you might be "safer" choosing a color that is less noticeable. But it mostly just comes down to what you like. Which color hits you the strongest with that "oooh.... I like THAT" feeling?
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I agree, I'm really close to changing it from a Lariat to an XLT because of the blue in the interior. I would LOVE a tan and dark brown interior. I'm wondering if Alto Blue will be a closer match to the interior than Cyber Orange that I currently have ordered.
Before you change your order over color choice, get a few quotes on how much it would cost to reupholster the seats. It's probably only $1,500 - $2,000. I know that's a lot of money, but it might be worth it if it gets you all the options and features you want.
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