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Old 09-16-2011, 04:43 PM
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Oyster / BLack with Light Wood

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:57 PM
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I agree with you, although it looks worse in those pics than in reality. This thread has some better pics.

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420080





But I agree dark woods look better. The worst aspect is the fact that the lighting controls and AC vents are black plastic which becomes so obvious in contrast to the light wood, making the overall effect look cheap. The same issue applies to aluminum finishes. Dark finishes hide the plastic and blend much better.



I wish they offered black piano wood as a finish on the F10. I would have chosen that, but instead I'm going for Anthracite Wood along with Oyster-Black Nappa and Ceramic Controls.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:52 PM
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I actually like it. I was thinking about getting that exact combo. The light wood trim makes the interior feel warm and inviting.
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I also like the contrast of the light wood; nice change up. My 2006 and my 2010 are both dark wood, so I sought out the Aluminum Hex with my black M-sport interior. With the all black and existing aluminum colored trim regardless of wood / aluminum selected it looks great; must see Aluminum Hex in person, pics don't do it justice!
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:16 PM
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We have the oyster/black but with the dark wood trim, and very happy with it.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:31 AM
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I actually like it. I was thinking about getting that exact combo. The light wood trim makes the interior feel warm and inviting.
TO each their own. Personally, I think it looks hideous. I live with an Oyster interior with Anthracite trim every day and can visualize what it would look like. The shade is just too jarring from the oyster color, which is cool and gray. This is warm and orange and would clash big time.
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:43 AM
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Haha, I JUST ordered this combo. Man, I love it!
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:54 AM
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TO each their own. Personally, I think it looks hideous. I live with an Oyster interior with Anthracite trim every day and can visualize what it would look like. The shade is just too jarring from the oyster color, which is cool and gray. This is warm and orange and would clash big time.
Oyster is actually not grayish at all. It has an almond beige color. I discovered this because I was at a BMW dealer in the UK last weekend and I saw all the leather options on a wall plate so you could see Oyster Nappa outside the car. It looks a lot less white when you see it on a wall of leather samples versus when you see it in a car.

But I do believe the Anthracite accentuates the whiteness of Oyster which is what makes it appealing.
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The light wood chops up the interior too much with too many unrelated colors and textures.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:42 AM
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What are you guys on about? That interior looks great. Love the trim. The anthracite trim has no contrast. I wouldn't get the white leather because it gets dirty but it sure looks good when new!
Cheap? NOT.

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By the way Needs, what brought this up?
Whose car is in the picture?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:59 PM
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What are you guys on about? That interior looks great. Love the trim. The anthracite trim has no contrast. I wouldn't get the white leather because it gets dirty but it sure looks good when new!
Cheap? NOT.

To each his own.
I like it also - wonder how it would look with the new ceramic controls in the 2012 model?
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I like it also - wonder how it would look with the new ceramic controls in the 2012 model?
I think ceramic controls complement darker finishes. They look like black chrome. I ordered it with my anthracite wood trim, but I actually think it would look best with Piano Black Wood trim.
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By the way Needs, what brought this up?
Whose car is in the picture?
Used car for sale. Saw it and was so horrified I couldn't resist.

Telling you, if you don't have Oyster, you can't appreciate how far off the tones would be.
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Gotta tell you, that "light wood" is really hard to take.

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Many of of us like it, why keep kicking the dead horse...
There are certain exterior colors I don't like, but recognize others may...
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The light wood chops up the interior too much with too many unrelated colors and textures.
+1, less is more.
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