Change the look of your Model S interior dash trim finish with Accent-I, a complete Interior Dash Trim Appliqué Kit that allows you to give your Model S a distinctive and beautiful custom look and feel. Accent-I offers four interior trim finish options: Redwood Burl, Sycamore Burl, Greywood and Carbon Fiber.
Note: Please select your preferred "Trim Option" in the first pull-down menu below, and, you may choose a matching Center Console Insert (CCI) as an optional "add-on" by selecting it in the second pull-down menu below.
"I just wanted to thank you for my Accent-I: Interior Dash Trim Appliqué Kit. Pictures do not do it justice. My Model S interior has been completely transformed. The installation video made installation a breeze." - Andrew G., USA
Above: (left) Andrew and his wife's Model S; (right) their Redwood Burl Accent-I kit installed in the Model S interior.
"I’m pleased with both the Accent-I package and the CCI. And you just gotta love that reddish burled finish! It really looks terrific with the tan leather upholstery." - Howard F., USA
Above: (top) Howard's redwood burl dash and (below) matching redwood burl Center Console Insert (CCI)
Add an optional Center Console Insert (CCI): And for those owners who want to complete their interior with a matching center console, we also offer our very popular flagship product—the CCI—in trims that match the Accent–I trims. The combination of Accent-I with a matching CCI is striking and makes your Model S interior truly unique. You may select your matching optional CCI in the second pull-down menu above. Pricing comparison chart follows below.
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Accent-I provides a simple, yet beautiful way to change the look of your Model S interior dash trim. The factory interior trim finish options for the Model S are attractive, but many owners want a few more choices for a more distinctive/custom look. With Accent-I, you can transform your interior dash trim into something unique and bespoke. Accent-I provides the look of premium wood veneers under a domed satin-matte polyurethane finish. The following Accent-I options are available:
Provides a rich and deep redwood burl look that is found in luxury automobiles. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Redwood Burl Color Chart. The following chart provides you with an indication of the Redwood Burl look set against different interior upholstery colors. Colors shown conform to factory grey, tan, and black interiors. Please note that screen color rendering may cause slight variations in colors shown.
Designed for those Model S owners who want a lighter interior trim finish but still desire the rich, premium look of a burled wood. Provided in satin-matte finish. Note: lighting changes the color as expected (i.e. seen in different settings to show differences in "look" based on sunlight or indoor viewing).
Sycamore Burl Color Chart. The following chart provides you with an indication of the Sycamore Burl look set against different interior upholstery colors. Colors shown conform to factory grey, tan, and black interiors. Please note that screen color rendering may cause slight variations in colors shown.
A striking alternative to the wood grains in the brown family, Greywood provides a sleek modern wood grain look that works well with any upholstery. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Greywood Color Chart. The following chart provides you with an indication of the Greywood look set against different interior upholstery colors. Colors shown conform to factory grey, tan, and black interiors. Please note that screen color rendering may cause slight variations in colors shown. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Carbon fiber grain, direction and finish correspond to the factory-installed Model S carbon fiber trim. This Accent-I option allows Model S owners to make the transition from an existing wood grain trim to real carbon fiber and the high performance look it creates. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Carbon Fiber Color Chart. The following chart provides you with an indication of the Carbon Fiber look set against different interior upholstery colors. Colors shown conform to factory grey, tan, and black interiors. Please note that screen color rendering may cause slight variations in colors shown.
As an "add-on" to your order (see second pull-down menu), you can select a matching Center Console Insert (CCI) for purchase along with any one of the Accent-I Interior Dash Trim Appliqué Kit options. This will create a custom integrated look for your Model S interior which includes a matching center console. With a matching Accent-I Custom CCI, you'll transform your Model S interior completely, providing beauty and function that will make your interior distinctive and unique.
Your matching Center Console Insert (CCI) installs directly into the center channels of your Model S. In less than 2 minutes, you’ve got closed storage, a conveniently located cup holder, and a phone caddie to store and charge your phone. In addition, you’ve got a center console that was designed to correspond to the Model S interior design, accentuating the curves and lines that make the Tesla interior unique. For more information on the Center Console Insert (CCI), please see this page for more details. The Accent-I Custom CCI (gallery below) incorporates the Accent-I trims into its deck finish, providing the look of premium wood veneer or real Carbon Fiber under a domed satin-matte polyurethane finish. The following Accent-I Custom CCI options are available:
Integrates a rich and deep redwood burl look that is found in luxury automobiles. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Designed for those Model S owners who want a lighter interior trim finish but still desire the rich, premium look of a burled wood. Provided in satin-matte finish.
A striking alternative to the wood grains in the brown family, Greywood provides a sleek modern wood grain look that works well with any upholstery. Provided in satin-matte finish.
Designed to match the Accent-I carbon fiber trim package, this custom CCI will give your interior a comprehensive performance look. Provided in satin-matte finish.
The Custom CCI in different Upholstery Colors (see below). The Custom CCI with Accent-I trim is available in all factory upholstery colors*. See the color charts below or the large charts earlier on this page to get a feel for the Accent-I finish you chose with the upholstery color in your Model S.
*Note: When purchasing your add-on Center Console Insert here, the "default" color of the upholstery is black to match the black floor surface of all Model S vehicles. We will contact you post-purchase to confirm this upholstery color choice or change the upholstery color to grey or tan if you prefer.
Each Accent-I appliqué is designed and fabricated to fit the unique curves and contours of the Model S interior. Each appliqué in an Accent-I package is fabricated in a series of very thin layers, beginning with 0.015 ABS sheet for strength, covered with a very thin film that has been printed with a photo-realistic image of redwood burl, sycamore burl or greywood. The underlayers are then finished with a “domed” satin-matte high-grade polyurethane coating specially formulated to be abrasion and wear resistant. The end result is virtually indistinguishable for real wood veneer. Each Accent-I appliqué is backed with an industrial grade permanent 3M adhesive to ensure a strong bond.
The carbon fiber interior dash trim appliqué kit is fabricated with real carbon fiber (T-300 3K Torayca Carbon Fiber 2x2 twill) which is then finished with a “domed” high-grade polyurethane coating specially formulated to be abrasion and wear resistant. Each appliqué is backed with an industrial grade permanent 3M adhesive to ensure a strong bond.
The dimensions of each Accent-I appliqué have been designed to conform to the dimensions of the Model S interior detail on the dash and the center tower area. Each Accent-I piece is approximately 2.7mm thick. A complete “shadow image” of all Accent-I appliqués is shown below.
The thin profile (2.7mm thick) of each Accent-I appliqué, along with its domed finish ensures that it will sit flush on the dash. Each piece is backed with 3M 5849 adhesive, a 20-mil thick, medium-density, dark gray acrylic foam, with TX-1 and DS-4 adhesives on the liner and non-liner sides of the product, respectively.), 3M 5849 is an industrial adhesive layer that is widely used in the automotive applications. The adhesive provides a permanent bond to the surface to which it is affixed. The overall cross section of the carbon fiber option is shown below (for 'wood veneer' options the carbon fiber layer is replaced with a 0.015 ABS layer and a very thin photographic film layer):
Installation of each Accent-I appliqué is straightforward and can be performed as a DIY project. However, for those Model S owners who are not DIY-oriented, Accent-I can be installed by any competent automotive custom shop - often shops that specialize with tint and/or vehicle wraps are most effective. A detailed set of installation instructions is provided with each order. All Accent-I appliqués can be cleaned with any mild cleaning product that is recommended for automotive interiors. If you'd like to provide lasting shine and protection, we recommend a hand-spray product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).
How are these Accent-I interior dash trim applique kits fabricated and what materials are used?
The Accent-I carbon fiber option is fabricated from real carbon fiber and is provided in a satin-matte finish that corresponds to the carbon fiber trim used for the Model S. The Redwood Burl, Sycamore, and Greywood options are constructed from a thin ABS substrate that is imprinted with a high-resolution photograph film layer for the wood grain chosen. These materials, once finished in a domed, satin-matte polyurethane are virtually indistinguishable from real wood veneers and represent a beautiful and cost-effective approach for fabrication.
Do all Accent-I kits come with the same pieces?
Yes, the only difference is the material that is used to provide the look that you desire. Every Accent-I package comes with 13 pieces that are used to cover every trim location within the Model S interior space. Two of the pieces add extra trim to the dash 'end caps' giving the front dash a more finished look than the factory installed plastic end caps.
Can I get the Accent-I kit in a gloss finish?
Accent-I is available only in satin-matte finish. However, if we get enough demand for a specific gloss finish we may consider creating a gloss version of Accent-I. Contact us to be placed on a Accent-I gloss finish waiting list. After testing various finishes, we felt the satin-matte finish complemented the Model S interior best. In addition, the trend in modern automotive design is moving towards more subtle interior finishes - thus, we chose a matte finish with a satin overlay for Accent-I. It provides a hint of reflectivity but maintains the corresponding look that most Model S owners desire.
Is the matching custom center console insert (CCI) part of the Accent-I package?
No. The CCI is an optional "add-on" extra for those Model S owners who want their center console to fully match the customized Accent-I interior dash trim created with Accent-I. A Custom CCI with Carbon Fiber, Redwood Burl, Sycamore Burl, or Greywood can be selected (on the second pull-down menu above) and purchased along with the Accent-I trim package here on the Accent-I page.
I want to order a custom CCI with the Accent-I trim, but how do I specify the upholstery color?
When purchasing your add-on Center Console Insert, the "default" color of the upholstery is black to match the black floor surface of all Model S vehicles. We will contact you post-purchase to confirm this upholstery color choice or change the upholstery color to grey or tan if you prefer. Please look out for correspondence post-order to confirm.
I already have your CCI. Can I get it retrofitted with a new deck to match the Accent-I package I have chosen?
Yes. First purchase the Accent-I trim package you want. Contact us for a return authorization and then ship your CCI back to us. We'll retrofit it with the matching Accent-I deck trim finish and also refurbish the unit as required. There is a retrofitting charge for materials and labor associated with this work. Contact us for details.
I have the premium rear console part from Tesla, do you have an Accent-I applique to apply over the trim finish on that particular part?
No. That part was introduced after we had created this package. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have a custom cut applique to apply over the trim finish on the Premium Rear Console that Tesla sells -- and we also don't have any immediate plans to create one.
Can I install the Accent-I trim package myself?
Yes. We’ve designed each of the appliqué pieces for DIY installation. In fact, the only tools you might need are a #1 Xacto blade, soft cloth, some masking tape, and a cleaning solution of alcohol and distilled water (readily available at any large pharmacy). We provide you with a detailed Installation Guide and Installation Video for each Accent-I kit. If, however, you’re just not a DIY person, Accent-I can be installed by any competent automotive aftermarket installer - often shops that specialize with tint and/or vehicle wraps are most effective.
Can you provide and overview of the installation approach?
Actually, there are two alternative approaches, but we recommend the semi-permanent approach. Using semi permanent installtion, you remove only a narrow border of adhesive backing from an Accent-I appliqué. The border provides sufficient adhesion for most situations. Semi-permanent installation provides four distinct advantages over permanent installation (described in the Installation Guide): (1) Installation is much easier and forgiving, (2) you may remove an Accent-I appliqué if you need to reposition it, (3) the entire Accent-I kit can be removed at a later time if you decide to change the look, and (4) there is very little likelihood of damage to the underlying surface if you do remove it.
Can I remove the Accent-I pieces once they are installed?
If you use the recommended semi-permanent installation approach, the answer is ‘yes.’ If you choose the permanent installation approach, the answer remains ‘yes,’ but removal is much more difficult. We provide instructions and caveats in the Installation Guide.
How should I clean Accent-I?
Accent-I can be cleaned with any mild cleaning product that is recommended for automotive interiors. If you'd like to provide lasting shine and protection, we recommend a product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).
What is the difference between the material you use and a 'wrap' ?
A ‘wrap’ is a very thin vinyl material that is printed with a pattern that looks like wood grain or carbon fiber. It can be adhered to a surface and provides a simulated look. A wrap is flat and has no dimensional feel and relatively little visual depth. In general, wraps are installed by installers or window tinters. EVannex’s Accent-I appliqué kits are custom-cut to fit your Model S and finished with a high strength polyurethane coating in a satin-matte finish to provide an automotive factory look. The coating is “domed” to provide an aesthetic edge finish and a dimensional feel.
Is Accent-I an indistinguishable replacement for the current dash trim?
There are some differences. It would cost 3 or 4 times as much and require the disassembly of your entire dash and center column to provide an "indistinguishable" replacement for your interior trim. We designed Accent-I as a DIY replacement that can be acquired at relatively low cost. To accomplish this, we carefully designed in "seams" around the air vents (that add dimensionality) and along the dash end caps (dash end caps in a chosen trim are exclusive to Accent-I and are not offered as factory equipment). In addition, dash trim appliqués are also provided for the center tower surfaces. Note: these seams have been designed to blend well with the dash, and someone not intimately familiar with the Model S will likely view the Accent-I trim as "factory."
What if I decide I don't like the look and want to return Accent-I?
BEFORE you install any Accent-I pieces, be sure to assess the look. You can do this using masking tape to attach trim pieces (without removing the red adhesive backing). If you want to do a more complete assessment, you can use double-sided masking tape placed directly over the red adhesive backing of the Accent-I pieces. DO NOT remove the adhesive backing until you are satisfied that the look works for you. As long as you have not removed the adhesive backing on any individual piece in the kit, the Accent-I kit can be returned for a full refund.
How long does it take to receive my Accent-I order?
The delivery time frame for Accent-I is between 2 and 4 weeks (for U.S. orders) from the day you place your order, depending on the number of orders in the production queue.
Does Accent-I ship internationally?
Yes, the Accent-I ships internationally using FedEx International. For more information, check out our Shipping and Fulfillment page.
The Accent-I Interior Dash Trim Appliqué Kit is designed for those Model S owners who would like to add interior customization for the Model S. Although we provide detailed instructions for installation, some Model S owners may prefer to get help. Any competent automotive aftermarket installer can do the work for you - note: shops that specialize with tint and/or wraps are most effective.
Total installation time: approximately 60 - 90 minutes
There are two strategies for installing Accent-I:
1. Semi-permanent installation. Allows the removal of the Accent-I appliqués without substantial effort.
2. Permanent installation. Provides exceptionally strong adhesion to the underlying surface but will also result in difficulty in removing Accent-I and the potential for minor damage to the underlying surface if removed at a later time.
We recommend “semi-permanent installation,” but the final decision is yours. Preparation for both types of installation is discussed in the Installation Guide that can be downloaded below.
We have prepared a detailed Installation Video that provides step by step instructions for installing Accent-I:
The Accent-I Interior Dash Trim Appliqué Kit is made from high cost materials and adhesives that have been specially prepared for permanent installation on the interior of your Model S. Although Accent-I pieces may look simple, the fabrication costs associated with producing them are substantial.
Once the red adhesive backing has been removed from any part of one or more Accent-I individual pieces, the entire Accent-I kit to which it belongs can no longer be returned for credit or exchange. The reason for this is that the piece and the kit cannot be reused or resold.
Therefore, please be certain that you’re satisfied with the look and style of your Accent-I package BEFORE you remove the red adhesive backing from any Accent-I piece. You can accomplish this using masking tape to temporarily hold the piece in place or, if you want an even more realistic preview, you can use double-sided masking tape to temporarily affix the piece(s) to assess the look and style.
Stated as succinctly as possible: once you remove the red adhesive backing from any Accent-I piece, the entire Accent-I kit is yours—no returns and no credit can be offered.
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