Originally, I was looking at a deep cherry red, then a light blue....but I finally settled on a Ford InkBlue Pearl colour. In most of the photo's you will see the car as a dark colour, but put it in the light and it changes colour and sparkles.
Will the car stay this colour? Who knows? Come back in 5 years time and check. For now though, the important thing was to "get paint on the car".
It was more of a psychological step of the journey of the car, rather than a case of getting it perfect first time.