Mailbag: Paint My Mini | BuyFrida writes: "I'm getting ready to custom order a Mini Cooper. What color should I choose?" Answer: We have to hand it to BMW; they really came up with a great palette for the Mini. Our inclination would be to go with one of those Mini-exclusive colours that only seems to work on small sporty cars, like "Laser Blue" with a white roof (shown). Nearly as cool would be "Pepper White" (aka Ivory) or "British Racing Green", both with a black top.