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. ┬áPerennial 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. ┬áPricing 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]