How To Choose iPhone 13 Pro Max Colors to Match Personality With Style

97% of people in America own a smartphone and your phone is a big part of your daily life. In fact, most people take their smartphones to work, to visit friends, and on vacation. Finding a phone that looks great helps to make it the perfect accessory wherever you are and Apple's new phone designs are here to help with this.

People all around the world will be able to recognize an iPhone's signature shape, logo, and camera. Since the first iPhone was released back in 2007, these smartphones have gone through some pretty iconic looks. You also no longer just have to settle for the original black design and spice up your new phone with Apple's iPhone Pro Max Colors range.

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With six different Pro Max colors to pick from, choosing the right one for you can feel overwhelming. Not sure how to match your personal style with your new iPhone 13? Then you're in the right place. 

Read on to find out about your iPhone 13 color options and how to pick the right one for you.

A Brief History of Apple Phone Colors


The first-ever iPhone design actually featured two-tone colors. The touchscreen itself sat in a silver casing, which featured a black stripe across the bottom at the back of the phone. 

In 2008, Apple simplified things even further in their design of the iPhone 3G. This model was available in either a black or silver gloss finish. 

But did you know that colorful phones have always been on Apple's radar? In fact, they considered a variety of rainbow hues for their original phone design. 

The company decided to keep these design plans under their hats until the iPhone 5 was introduced in 2012 and 2013. Apple's new designs offered: 

  • • Black matte finishes (for the iPhone 5 and 5S)
  • • White and silver matt finishes (for the iPhone 5 and 5S)
  • • White and gold finishes (for the iPhone 5S)
  • • Blue, green, yellow, coral, and white gloss finishes (for the iPhone 5C)

Since then, Apple has continued to use a whole repertoire of colors in their phone designs. This includes rose gold, gold, pink, red, pastel shades, and royal blues. The company has even introduced an alternative to their traditional black: Space Gray.

This means that the 1 billion-plus iPhone users around the world have plenty of freedom to find a design that suits their personal style.

However, this broad variety of color schemes is not available for every iPhone model and generation. So if you are about to purchase an iPhone what exactly is on offer at the moment? Here are the new iPhone colors available when you buy an iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The Gold Finish

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Gold has been a popular option for the last few iPhone Pro and Pro Max generations. In fact, this color option is known for only being available in these models. So it is just one of the great perks of buying a Pro or Pro Max. 

This latest design offers a more subtle take on gold than previous designs have. It looks incredibly classy while oozing luxurious style. 

The design features a matte glass backing in a pale gold hue. This is expertly contrasted with the rich gold stainless steel railing around the outside of the phone and around the three cameras. As always, the reflective Apple logo offers a little contrast amid the matte backing.

The Graphite Finish

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After the popularity of their Space Gray range of iPhones, Apple has something new to offer: Graphite Gray. If you are looking for a dark phone then this is your only option in the Pro and Pro Max range for this year. But thanks to this sleek design you will not need anything else. 

The Graphite design features a dark gray, frosted backing. The frosting not only looks great but also prevents those annoying fingerprint marks that show up on previous iPhone designs. 

The surrounding stainless steel railing comes in a dark gray to match the backing. The railing's shine provides a contrast to the frosted back. Its dark gray color also means that inevitable scratches will be less noticeable.

Sierra Blue Finish

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Blue hues have often been praised as one of the best iPhone colors. Their popularity is evident from the success of the Royal Blue and Pacific Blue iPhone 12 designs in 2020. 

However, this year's design departs from previous darker designs and offers a light, almost cold blue finish. If you are a fan of Apple's classic silver designs but are ready to branch out then this is a great choice for you. 

As with the other designs in this range, the back of the phone offers a frosted matte finish. The surrounding railing and cameras are set in stainless steel (also in Sierra Blue) and the reflective Apple logo draws the eye. 

This design is a stand-alone beauty or would pair nicely with a clear phone case design to give it a personal twist.

Alpine Green Finish 

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Apple's new Alpine Green finish is entirely unique to the iPhone 13 generation so is the perfect way to make your purchase stand out from the crowd. In fact, it is only available for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models. 

This latest color features a light green finish in comparison to the iPhone 13's standard color option. Its matte finish gives the color a fresh feel.

The stainless steel and reflective Apple logo are also featured in a matching green. Their textual differences create depth and contrast in a stylish and elegant way.

If you were a fan of the iPhone 11 Pro's green coloring then this is a great option for you. You'll be able to upgrade your phone and enjoy a unique look.

Silver Finish

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Apple's choice of a Silver finish takes its classic design and gives it a modern edge. This design features a frosted white back panel with a silver reflective logo in the center and silver stainless steel edging.

If you are looking for something stylish but traditional then this is a great option for you.

Match Apple Pro Max Colors With Your Personal Style 

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When it comes to choosing the right iPhone 13 Pro Max for you it is a good idea to start by thinking about your personal style. After all, you are going to be using your phone alongside this on an almost daily basis. 

For example, if you wear a lot of green then it may be tempting to go for the Alpine Green finish for your phone. This is a good idea if you want to coordinate and match your phone color with your outfits. 

However, it is worth thinking about whether your phone will match with or clash with your outfits. If you aren't sure that you can match the green you may want to look for a contrasting color instead. 

The Gold and Sierra Blue iPhones are lighter in color so will be able to match or contrast your looks more easily.

If your style is more classical then this is a great color range for you. Even the more vibrant colors come in muted tones so each phone is going to look stylish.

Apple's Silver and Graphite finishes provide the perfect nod to their traditional designs. So try out one of these if you like to keep things strong but simple.

Look for a Phone Case That Complements Your Outfit

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Buying a smartphone is a big investment for most people so you want to make sure that you protect it properly from damage. This is why 91% of smartphone owners in America use protective cases. 

However, cases are not just a great way to look after your phone. You can also use them to personalize your phone and express your personal style. 

Before buying a phone, it is a good idea to take a look at the type of phone cases available for an iPhone 13 Pro or Pro Max. This will give you an idea of what kind of case you would like to choose. For example, you could look at: 

  • • Clear cases 
  • • Decorated or colorful cases 
  • • Clear cases with designs on them 
  • • Cases with ring holders 
  • • Wallet-style cases
  • • Full body cases
  • • Lightweight cases 

Most cases show at least some of your phone's backing so it is a good idea to think about which colors and cases will go together.

For example, if you are looking at a rose gold and marble case this will look best with the Gold or Silver finishes.

In contrast, clear case designs need a contrasting background to properly show up. So white designs will look great on Graphite or Alpine Green phones. Darker designs will look best on Gold, Silver, or Sierra Blue phones.

Think About Where You Will Use Your Phone

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As with anything style-related, it is always worth thinking about where you are going to display your phone and its case. This will help you to find one that feels appropriate for its setting.

Now that so many people have an iPhone they are commonplace in most offices around America. However, your choice of phone color still says something about you and this isn't always a bad thing. 

Graphite iPhones will always look professional in a work setting. However, choosing a bolder color can make you stand out from the crowd.

This shows people that you're up-to-date and are confident enough to choose something outside the box. This can be a great personality trait to display in a working environment. 

The iPhone 13's new more muted tones will all feel appropriate in a more formal, corporate setting. However, if you would like to opt for one of the more colorful options you can always dress this down using a plain phone case. Or, alternatively, use your phone case to jazz up your phone design outside office hours.

Be Practical

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Choosing a phone for its aesthetics usually comes down to your own personal preferences. However, it is a good idea to think practically about this as well. 

You are going to use your phone on a daily basis and this means that it will be subjected to a fair amount of wear and tear. Scuff marks and scratches are fairly inevitable and these are more noticeable on some colors than others. 

If you are looking for a phone that will hide its scratches then it is a good idea to look for a darker one. This gives the Graphite and Alpine Green finish a practical edge over the other phones. 

Of course, you can also protect lighter-colored phones easily using protective cases. Clear cases give you the perfect way to protect your phone from damage and showcase its unique color.

Take a Look Online

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If you are struggling to decide which color iPhone Pro Max to choose then it can help to take a look at them in action. You can look up different phone colors on: 

  • • Instagram
  • • Google images 
  • • TikTok
  • • Pinterest 

Seeing these different phones out in the wild can help you decide which one you like the best. Or it can highlight particular designs that you are not keen on. You may even get some great phone cover inspiration while you are searching.

If you do see a phone color that you like, make sure that you make a note of the color and model that you are looking at. This will make it much easier to track down the design later. 

Try Out the Phones in Person

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A lot of people buy phones online now but it can help to visit a store in person to look at the latest phone designs. Apple's website produces high-quality photos of each of its products. So the colors that you see there should be true to life. 

However, these photos are usually well-lit and are taken by professional photographers. Because of this, it can help to take a look at the phones under natural lighting to decide which color you like the best. 

Your local Apple store should have all of the latest iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models on display. You may also be able to check these out at a local cell phone store.

Read Reviews From Other Customers

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If you cannot get out to look at phones in person then reading reviews of different phone designs online is the next best thing. 

Keep an eye out for reviews that mention the color in particular. This will tell you how well the online photos of a phone represent its real-life color.

Some websites even let you ask previous customers questions to find out more about their products. For example, you could ask "Is this color as bright in real life?" to find out how a phone looks in person.

Checking Out Alternative Color Options with iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini

If you would like a wider choice of iPhone colors then you may also want to consider the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

Like the Pro and Pro Max iPhones, each of these designs is available with a matte back finish and stainless steel surrounding railing. However, their reflective Apple logo is featured in silver rather than a matching metallic hue. The iPhone 13 and mini models also feature:

  • • Two cameras (rather than three)
  • • Smaller screen sizes

These are the main aesthetic differences compared to the Pro and Pro Max models. These phones are technically less impressive than an iPhone 13 Pro Max.

However, they are available in a variety of different colors. Let's take a closer look at these options now.

Dark Green Finish

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As we have already mentioned, this year Apple has introduced a stunning new Alpine Green color for its iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max designs. However, they are also offering a new green hue for the iPhone 13 and mini designs as well. 

This option is slightly darker than the Pro and Pro Max design. It is a great color for people who are looking to break away from traditional black or gray designs but don't want anything too bright.

This brand new color is also entirely unique to previous iPhone designs so it will also make your new phone stand out from the crowd.

Pale Pink Finish

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Pink and rose gold hues have always been popular with iPhone customers and offer an alternative to traditional white. So it is hardly surprising that Apple has included a Pale Pink finish in its latest lineup. 

This latest design is one of the warmest in the range and the Pale Pink contrasts beautifully with the metallic railing. It also provides a great background for a clear phone case design.

Bold Blue Finish

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If you were a fan of the Pacific Blue iPhone 12 design then this color is a great choice for you. In fact, this is your first opportunity to purchase a Royal Blue iPhone outside of the Pro and Pro Max ranges. 

This blue finish is darker than the Sierra Blue featured in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max designs. It also features hints of turquoise for a slightly warmer finish compared to the old Pacific Blue design.

This makes it one of the boldest and brightest in the range. So this is a great choice if you are looking to make a statement.

Midnight Finish

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Well, Apple has taken this to heart but has updated its darkest color option ever so slightly for you. 

This Midnight hue might look black at a glance but it actually contains subtle hints of navy blue for a softer finish. This is set to replace Apple's previous use of Black, Space Gray, and Graphite in its basic and mini designs.

Midnight contrasts beautifully with the silver Apple logo and its matte finish updates this more traditional, monochrome look. This finish will look great in a professional setting and will make it harder to spot scuffs and scratches from everyday use.

Starlight White Finish

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Speaking of traditional iPhone looks, Apple has also held onto its signature white phone for the latest generation's range. Their Starlight White finish will look clean and classic no matter where you go. 

This design has a lot in common with the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max's Silver design. However, the stainless steel surround on this design comes in white rather than silver. The silver logo will also set this design apart from its Pro and Pro Max counterparts.

Make the Most of the iPhone 13 Pro Max Colors Today 

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As you can see, when it comes to finding a phone to match your style the iPhone 13 Pro Max colors give you a lot of great options. To find a color that compliments your look, take the time to consider your personal style.

And remember, phone cases are a great way to refresh or personalize your look and protect your phone. So what are you waiting for? 

Check out the latest selection of iPhone 13 Pro Max cases now.
Kristel Silang
Kristel is the Content Marketing Manager for i-Blason. She has been in the marketing industry for 12 years with expertise on content marketing, search engine optimization, and photography. Previous publications she has contributed to include The Manila Times, Compound Butter, and Livingston County CVB.

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