Coloured vinyl certainly look more interesting, all these crazy patterns — oh so exciting! It’s a feast to your eyes… However, unless the record has been carefully produced and the records specially mastered for vinyl, the sound quality is going to be shoddy. Of all my collection I can only wholeheartedly recommend a handful of coloured vinyl. Beck’s Colors, and Yeasayer’s Fragrant World for examples.
In my experience, 80-90% of the black vinyl sound better than the coloured ones. If you don’t agree with me on this, don’t argue, just test it out yourself. Buy a black and a coloured version each for the albums you know have very good sound quality. Do that for a few albums then tell me what you have found.
Solely for better sound quality, I am still buying black vinyl whenever I can and leave all these limited colourful vinyl to young buyers who like to collect, or those who are buying for the coloured vinyl to increase in value because they are in ‘limited’ release.