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What’s Better: A Black or White Leather Interior?

When it comes to cars, some people like black interiors, some like beige, others like funky colors and blending tones, while others prefer white. There is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on your style and preference. But if you’re looking to redo your car interior and are torn between choosing either black or white, then this blog may help you decide. 

Contrary to popular belief, there is no “right” answer. One color is not superior to the other. Both have their pros and cons. So, let’s dive right into it. 

White Leather Interiors

White stands out from the crowd. It makes a statement that is hard to beat. Hands down, it is one of the most stylish and gorgeous colors you can choose for a leather interior. But like with everything, it’s not perfect. 

Let’s go over some of the positives first. 


White is known for its heat and light reflective properties. Instead of absorbing light and heat, it reflects it. This means you’re less likely to burn your bare skin when you’re sitting down or touching white leather. For Arizona, this is a must have. 

Tinted windows and windshield screens only do so much to keep the heat out. Adding in this final layer of heat protecting will help keep your interior much more comfortable throughout the year. 

White leather is also more durable than you may think. While it is still leather and requires the proper care, maintenance, and conditioning to keep it in like-new condition, it actually works well with tears and spills too. 

In fact, lighter colors will wear much better than black. They hide water stains, pet fur (assuming you don’t have a black dog), frays, snags, and tears much better. You’ll also get a better repair job if you use white leather, as it requires higher quality leather and materials to fix. 


Say goodbye to blue jeans. We mean it too. Blue jeans, especially new ones, tend to bleed their color onto lighter fabrics. You run the risk of staining your white leather blue if you’re not careful. It can pick up other colors as well, though jeans are the most common culprit. 

White is also notorious for being hard to keep clean. Anything darker than a beige will show up quite clearly against the seats, so you may need to ban food and drink from your car. That’s not a bad thing — it makes maintaining your leather much easier if you do! We at VIP European Auto believe that food and drinks have their place and leather seats is not one of them. 

Thirdly, it’s a lot easier to see fading with white than it is with black leather. White tends to get a yellow sheen to it as time goes on, while black tends to turn more gray. You can prolong white leather’s lifespan with proper care. Also, make sure you keep it out of the sun as much as possible to ensure its long lasting vibrance.  

Black Leather Interiors

Black leather is sophisticated, timeless, and the safe option. Black leather car interiors won’t frighten buyers away when you try to sell your vehicle. They’re also more common for modern cars. 


Outside of the reliability, black leather is great at hiding dirt and marks. It also doesn’t show fading as much as lighter leathers do. 

Black also matches with everything. It looks fantastic with anything: wood, carbon-fiber, aluminum, you name it. 

If you live in a cooler climate, then black is perfect for you. It will stay cold and retain warmth, so you don’t have to worry about sitting on an ice cube in the winter. 


As you may have guessed, black leather gets hot. And we don’t mean that it’s good looking either (though it is)! We mean that, in the summer, you can expect toasty seats that could burn you if you’re not careful. 

Black leather seats are actually just as hard to keep clean as white leather seats. White is more forgiving, but you have to put in the extra work to keep blakc seats looking spotless. Crumbs, pet fur, and everything that’s not as dark as the seats stand out. 

We hope this blog helps you decide! If you’re still on the fence, give us a call. We can customize the interior of your car — all makes and models are on the table. 

From completely replacing a convertible top to installing new modern seats as well as updating upholstery and carpeting, antique vehicles and classic vehicles can gain considerably in terms of visual appeal by all that custom interior services have to offer.