The Mini Hatchback along with its 5-door, Convertible and Clubman siblings are stylish cars so choosing the right colour is essential. If you’re looking to buy one, choosing the wrong colour could make it hard to sell on and even harder to keep clean. We’ve put together this guide to help you pick the right hue for you.
The three and 5-door models share the same colour range while the Convertible and Clubman have a handful of unique shades listed at the bottom of this post.
If you’ve already picked the perfect hue, check out the Mini Hatchback deals, Mini 5-door, Mini Convertible deals and Mini Clubman deals pages to see the latest carwow offers. Not sure what to buy? Let our car chooser tool narrow down your search. To understand the differences between solid and metallic finishes, check out our car paint types guide.
Pepper White – £475
If you’re not on first-name terms at your local car wash, you soon will be – white cars start looking dirty at the mere sight of a road. Keep Pepper White clean, however, and it will look great and be easy to sell on to the used market.
Volcanic Orange – £475
If you don’t want to splash out on paint, but love vibrant colours, Volcanic Orange makes a great choice. It’ll show up dirt fairly quickly and won’t suit everyone, so could be harder to sell on when the time comes.
Lapisluxury Blue – £750
This dark blue shade is ideal if you want your Mini to fly under the radar. Blue is one of the easier colours to sell to the used market and this darker shade will hide dirt well. Just don’t expect to make back the price when you sell it on.
Chili Red – £475
This colour is isn’t available on the base ‘One’ model and requires fitting the JCW Chili pack, pushing the price up. Red is a popular colour, so selling it on shouldn’t be hard and, although it isn’t the easiest to keep clean, you needn’t spend every weekend scrubbing it.
Rebel Green Metallic – £750
This dark green is exclusive to the powerful John Cooper Works model. It’s probably the ultimate colour for country dwellers too, because it hides dirt very well. It might not be as easy to sell on as traditional shades because green isn’t a common sight on the roads.
Midnight Black – £475
Black is always sought after so, if you want something easy to sell to the used market, this is your colour. On the other hand, black cars are notorious for showing dirt quickly so budget for plenty of car washes.
British Racing Green – £475
British Racing Green is a classic shade for cars from these shores. It’s not the safest choice so might take longer to sell on than a more popular colour such as silver or black. It’s easy to keep clean, though, thanks to its darkness.
Deep Blue – £475
Blue is a safe bet and an ever-popular colour so won’t be hard to sell to the used market. Equally, being a darker colour, it’ll do a good job of hiding road grime.
Moonwalk Grey – £0
This grey shade would be good for someone who spends a lot of time on the motorway because it hides road muck better than many other colours. It’s a popular choice too, so shouldn’t be hard to sell on.
Blazing Red – £475
Blazing Red looks similar to Chili red but, on closer inspection, looks more exciting in the sunshine thanks to its metallic flake. It shouldn’t be too hard to sell on and won’t get dirty too quickly either.
Electric Blue – £475
Electric Blue is a bright, distinctive shade that’ll suit extroverts. Unfortunately, it’ll get filthy without frequent washing and, being so bold means not every used buyer will be enamoured with it, which could make it harder to sell than a more conventional colour.
Melting Silver – £475
Melting Silver isn’t a bright silver – indeed, it almost has a hint of bronze to it. This means it shouldn’t show dirt as readily as traditional silver but, like all silver cars, will be easy to sell on.
White Silver – £475
Strangely, this silver isn’t available on entry-level ‘One’ models. It’s a bright silver that should be easy to sell on, but will show dirt quite quickly.
Thunder Grey – £475
Thunder Grey is a very dark grey that’ll camouflage dirt well and should be easy to sell to the used market, too. It’s only available on powerful Cooper S and John Cooper Works models.
Mini Convertible colours
Caribbean Aqua Metallic – £475 (Convertible only)
This bold turquoise shade is similar to Electric Blue but with a more noticeable green hint. As a bright colour, it’ll take more effort to keep clean compared to a darker hue but Mini buyers are unlikely to be put off by it. It’s only available on the Convertible model.
Mini Clubman colours
Pure Burgundy – £515 (Clubman only)
Pure Burgundy is a deep, rich red colour. It might not suit everyone so could be harder to sell on than more conventional shades, but it should be easy to keep clean thanks to not being to bright a hue.
Digital Blue – £515 (Clubman only)
Digital Blue is a light blue with a hint of grey on it. It shouldn’t be too difficult to sell on, but it will prove harder to keep clean than darker blues so it might be time to enlist the kids as weekend car scrubbers.
Roof and graphics
Contrasting roof – £0
If a body-coloured roof isn’t your thing, you can have it painted black, white or, on some models, red. Go for a classic combination, such as a white roof on a red car, and it shouldn’t be any harder to sell on. Don’t worry about it showing the grime, either – the roof is always the last part of the car to get dirty. Unfortunately, this option can’t be fitted to the One model.
Bonnet stripes – £80
Like the contrasting roof, bonnet stripes are a classic Mini feature, so don’t expect them to put people off come resale time. Stripes are applied as stickers rather than being painted on so, if you change your mind, they’re easy to remove. Unfortunately, this option can’t be fitted to the One model.