One of the most wonderful color combinations on a boat is the Chris Craft Silver Arrow. Silver Blue and red interior. That was in 1959, and I have often wondered what may have inspired such an amazing color combo. Well. Maybe Chris Craft WAS the color inspiration. Or, most likely a corvette. Which in 57 used this color combo, and knowing the endless meetings of GM, would have been chosen in around 1955. But, there is also a color combo like this for early 356 Porsche’s And no doubt used on Mercedes 300’s.
I suppose silver cars were a thing once the technology of paint had reached a point of mass production. But thats Silver, Silver blue is a twist on that.
WARNING: you could spend a week on internet searches about the history of colors. Its a rabbit hole. SO! Lets say this. Chris Craft was always on top of the latest design trends because they were based near Detroit, and used many of the same designers as GM, Ford and so on. And most likely the color combo is from Germany. Porsche and Mercedes. If you have ever been to Europe the color pallet is far more expressive than here in the USA. I would suffice to say its the 57 Corvette that inspired the Silver Arrow color combo punch.