How to personalize your wheelchair with a touch of color

It is not a mystery that the best way to add color to your wheelchair is to color the wheelchair frame. But what if you want less color? What if you would like to pick more than one color? How do you choose?

Lucky for you, we have the answers to those questions! You don’t have to pick just one color for everything, the possibilities are endless, and we are here to show you how to get the wheelchair that will reflect who you are and match your lifestyle.

Color on your wheelchair frame

Painting the wheelchair frame is the easiest way to add a bold, colorful look to your wheelchair, or, if you choose, add a discreet color.  Adding color to your wheelchair is a great way to express yourself!

Check out the following options for colors. Hopefully, these will inspire you when choosing colors for your wheelchair. 

Muted and classic colors

If you are into classic/muted tones, consider the new matte finish on Desert Sand and Khaki Green. The matte finish makes any fingerprints or possible future scratches much less apparent while at the same time making the color look more consistent since no light will reflect on it.

These nature-inspired colors are the perfect addition to your wheelchair if you want to add a subtle color.

A White colored frame is a timeless classic that allows you to pick something other than the traditional black.

White is perceived as an elegant color that is easy to maintain since it hides dust better than other colors. It is a timeless color that will look good with the passing of time. You can never go wrong with a classic.


I bet you probably did not know this was possible, but now you can pick different colors for different parts of your wheelchair to make it as unique as you are.

Among the color choices, you can pick the color of the wheelchair frame and the Newton Airgrip Handrims. With the VELOCE and the APEX C wheelchairs, you can choose different color accents on a different colored fame.

The possibilities are endless! Here are some examples of what you can do:

Options and accessories: a great way to add just a splash of color

Sometimes wheelchair users regret not getting any color on their wheelchair frame. if this is your case and you are now looking for a way to personalize your wheelchair, or if you are unsure if you want to paint the whole frame of your wheelchair in a colorful color, you should consider options and accessories to add a splash of color. Utilizing accessories will allow you to turn your wheelchair into a reflection of yourself without it being a significant expense (don’t forget your frame color choices represent at least a 5-year commitment to that specific color).

The following examples are great ways to personalize your wheelchair without investing a huge amount of capital; plus, these great options and accessories are available right now:

Newton Air Grip Handrims

Newton from Motion Composites offers a great way to add a splash of color and personalization to your wheelchair.

Meet the Newton Air Grip Handrims. Our handrims are perfect for those wheelchair users with dexterity issues since they perform well even when wet. We use a unique painting process that causes these colorful handrims to have a grippy coating that does not crack or peel, making them easy on the hands.

The Newton Air Grip handrims are ultralight, 1 lb (440 g) and come in 19 eye-popping colors.

Where to buy?

Make sure to contact your closest wheelchair provider, if you don’t know who it is, check here.

Spinergy Wheels

The Spinergy wheels are known for being ultralight, durable, and allowing the most personalization over any other spoke wheels in the market.

They have personalization options that allow you to select the color of the hub, and the rim in between six colors, and the inner and outside spokes in between nine different colors, with the possibility of selecting a different color for each individual spoke.

Check their design lab, where you will be able to create your own.

Where to buy?

Make sure to contact your closest wheelchair provider, if you don’t know who it is, check here.


Frog Legs colored casters

Frog Legs have a soft roll caster made of aluminum, that comes in five different powdered coated colors, eight different anodized colors and three-color options for the urethane thread. These are the casters that offer the most personalization options in the market, all that while offering a soft roll.

Make sure to check all their options available here.

Where to buy?

Make sure to contact your closest wheelchair provider, if you don’t know who it is, check here.


Apex Color accents

Do you have a Motion Composites APEX C, APEX A or VELOCE wheelchair? Did you know that you can change the color accents in your wheelchair? It is true! You can pick a different color than the one you originally chose.

These simple and inexpensive color accent decals can bring a pop of color to your wheelchair in the front bumper and your front guard without having to invest too much time installing them.

Where to buy?

Make sure to contact your closest wheelchair provider, if you don’t know who it is, check here.

What if I want something less “permanent”?

It is important to remember that the essence of a wheelchair is how you make it yours. If you want something less permanent that still reflects a personal statement, the following accessories are for you.

FFORA – Designed to be seen

We know that accessibility is key! And this is something that FFORA understands perfectly!

FFORA is a company that believes in products designed for disability first and making all their products adaptable but super fashionable.

FFORA has the right accessories that will make your life easier while adding a touch of color and being a fashion statement. The best is that all their accessories are compatible with Motion Composites wheelchairs!

Where to buy?

*Currently, FFORA is only shipping to the USA and UK. Check their different products here.

Izzy Wheels – Spoke Guards

Izzy Wheels is a company that was created by the Irish sisters Ailbhe (pronounced Alva) and Izzy Keane. The pair grew up in Galway, a beautiful seaside city in the west of Ireland.

In 2016 Ailbhe, who was studying at The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), chose to design a range of removable wheel covers that matched her sister’s colorful style. The idea was inspired by Izzy who was born with Spina Bifida and is paralyzed from her waist down. Since then, the now global brand, has expanded and has collaborated with Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Barbie, and Hello Kitty.

Where to buy?

Check their amazing designs here.


Whether you decide to add “Pazzaz” to your wheelchair or decide to stay classic and go with a less colorful option, remember what is important is that you are happy and comfortable in it!

These are just a few ideas, but we hope we have inspired you and helped you find the perfect new addition for your wheelchair.

Disclosure: The links above are not affiliated links. Motion Composites does not participate in any affiliate programs.

About Miriam Aguilar Garza

Digital Marketing Specialist at Motion Composites

Miriam holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico). She is passionate about writing, reading, traveling, and giving a voice to people in the wheelchair community.