@M - I agree this would be useful. We need to think about a clever way to do this though for a couple of reasons.
1.) Allowing people to search by broad and non unique color names is important for upcoming features we are looking to add (like The Showroom and On Display).
2.) Making sure we don’t end up with thousands of duplicate colours. I’m not sure if there is a reference of every unique paint / colorway anywhere so we’d likely need to let users enter their own.
Both are doable.
For 1.) I was thinking maybe we could have a user pick a high level colour, like Red and then add a colour name, which could be the unique make and model specific paint colour. That way people can search for Red and see all the nice unique and fancy paint names.
2.). We either find and maintain a list of official colours. If you know of one that’d be very helpful. Or we need to do a system similar to how we manage the car makes and models with a user submitted system which we then need to approve for broader use.