It depends on your taste, both colors look fine to me. My opinion, beige metallic if you like the lines and shape of the car to be more pronounced while black exudes a sportier image, it hides much of the shape of the car.
As for the paint, black color requires more cleaning and maintenance as it gets dirty, it shows more easily especially the scratches which cannot be avoided in the future. While in beige metallic, its not so noticeable until maybe only when your inches from it.
I'm planning to buy a 2008 toyota altis soon. Just can't choose between beige metallic and mica black. Please help me. Thank you!
beige metallic is common for females and for those in the corporate scene.. while black sports an "astig" yet elegant look.. black is the one whom your eyes will follow and then exclaims "ang GWAPO siguro ng ng driver nun!!" naks!!!