A silver pointer doesn’t work well on a brushed aluminum face, so it’s time to splash some color. We almost went with the knee-jerk traditional red, but instead decided to call out the green from the EcoNova’s logo. You can even do a different color tail if you prefer; match it to the gauge face and you get a floating effect. When have you ever been able to choose your pointer color? We also switched the color of the ticking to white and the retainer color to black to add more contrast to the face.