The sober gray color scheme Google chose for their Nexus One isn’t exactly eye-catching, which is a shame given the smartphone has the potential for far greater things.  Perennial painters ColorWare are now offering their customization skills for the Nexus One, meaning you can turn the dreary grey into various glossy or soft-touch hues.

The frame, back panel, bottom section and camera surround can all be tweaked with a variety of metallic, solid or pearl tones to choose from, and you can be as tasteful or as tacky as you want.  Pricing is either $175 if you’re content to send in your Nexus One, or ColorWare will buy the handset for you and paint it for $800.

[via BGR]