For the fun of it I gave Blender another whirl to try out some coloring.. Once again a C64C-ish Pyra...
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I adore C64, but the color I really like in C64 isn't cream or pale cream (in C64c), but dark chocolate/brown like in original C64 keyboard
I think this DARK CHOCOLATE/BROWN color is so cool. Old but so cool
It is also similar to original HP-48SX, a very popular "pocket computer" (sold as advanced calculator, but really a pocket computer):
I don't like pale cream: it is messy (it gets dirty easily), no discreet, and no elegant. It is old but no cool, simply old in my opinion
Dark chocolate/brown is the opposite: hard-wearing, discreet, elegant
and, contrary to black, it is a color with personality
It is old but cool at the same time
No image or colour looks better than the insides of the machine so it is futile to use any colour but transparent.
Transparent has no personality, usually it feels cheap, and worse: transparent color in a machine with a lot of LEDs from keyboard and powerful LEDs in other parts is really annoying, I would say it could be really irritating
On any case, 1st case run is transparent, so I suppose you can get it.
My other option is really DARK grey, Charcoal:
I think it is much cooler than simply black.