Why Car Colors Are Boring Now

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Plum Crazy. Ginsburg Yellow. Grabber Blue. These are just a few of the coolest colors to be put on our favorite cars. But there’s a problem: automakers don’t seem to paint their cars like they used to. Join Nolan and explore what changed in the automotive market, and find out why carmakers choose to be less risky with their color palettes. It’s a problem!
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Donut Media
Donut Media - 7 dögum síðan
What's a color you wish your favorite manufacturer would bring back?
Aaron Whitesell
Aaron Whitesell - 7 dögum síðan
GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD
Fred Tan
Fred Tan - 7 dögum síðan
Guard Green for the Mustang!
A1MAR - 7 dögum síðan
Anything vibrant and fun really
Prashant Maharana
Prashant Maharana - 7 dögum síðan
Red colour
Matt Nutt
Matt Nutt - 7 dögum síðan
Goodwood green
Professor Clone
Professor Clone - 11 klukkustundum síðan
The short answer to why car colors are boring now days....it's cheaper when buying the car in most instances, since majority of manufacturer's/dealerships charge a premium for any "flashy" colors...because they can why not?
Ghostpiggy'sHere - 12 klukkustundum síðan
No one:
Ford lightning: hold meh beer 🍺
Chris Vee
Chris Vee - 12 klukkustundum síðan
Scratches are practically hidden with white
cyrilio - 12 klukkustundum síðan
White is also popular with companies because it’s easy to slap your brand on and Any other color might have a strong link to a competitor.
GROOVE ECHO - 13 klukkustundum síðan
India red Pearl effect from Audi circa 2001.
Orient red metallic from Porsche circa 2001.
Laguna seca blue from BMW circa 2002
Chris Jamieson
Chris Jamieson - 13 klukkustundum síðan
White is fine on a type R with red seats.
But otherwise, Mk2 Focus RS green is cool from 2009 & then the MK3 introduced a cool light shade of blue.
Eddie Flickinger
Eddie Flickinger - 13 klukkustundum síðan
Modern day colors on cars don’t generally age well since the body styles are pretty average
SPIDERGWENPOOL - 14 klukkustundum síðan
What I would do for a classic Porsche in Rubysone Red ❤️ dream
Montgomery scott
Montgomery scott - 15 klukkustundum síðan
It's not a choice but a lack of options!
LMacNeill - 15 klukkustundum síðan
I have a green Ford Explorer... And had a Ruby Red Ford Mustang... Until I traded it for a silver Ford Ranger. LOL.
Jeremy Madison
Jeremy Madison - 15 klukkustundum síðan
Nolan when I worked at a range Rover dealer I convinced the salesmen to get a red and green range rovers to put on the and they end up having a birthday at the dealership because apparently everybody likes white or black.
John Cossack
John Cossack - 15 klukkustundum síðan
Man! Does nobody QC these before you upload them? "Comma"? It's a colon. And your white taking over silver animation was silver taking over white for the top spot
Itapius - 16 klukkustundum síðan
Moral of the story, colourful cars start recession's and wars
Stig Gjerstadli
Stig Gjerstadli - 16 klukkustundum síðan
VW Blue
Louis-Charles Ouellet
Louis-Charles Ouellet - 16 klukkustundum síðan
9:07 I work in the insurance industry and I can tell your for a fact that the color of your car doesn't affect your premium. Most of the time we don't even ask what color it is
Hynekjhael Riesling
Hynekjhael Riesling - 16 klukkustundum síðan
In Europe at least, the sweet Honda Civic comes red as standard, and that's pretty neat.
John Paterson
John Paterson - 17 klukkustundum síðan
Yes! I'm about to order a blue Honda CR-V. The color is called "Brilliant Sporty Blue (Metallic)". I didn't want a boring colour :-)
optimus prime
optimus prime - 17 klukkustundum síðan
No one:

Ford Lightning: hold meh beer
[ironic name here]
[ironic name here] - 18 klukkustundum síðan
Mazda Red is classic and shall never die, best color around
Sam Adeli
Sam Adeli - 18 klukkustundum síðan
You've forgot one important factor repainting the car.
First, white is white, it doesn't need mixing. So is the black.
Second, no matter how advanced is paint formula it changes toward yellow in the long run. For white it's simply means adding a little yellow, for other colors it would be extremely difficult.
And the third is the economy of scale. Setting up painting lines for new paints us extremely costly. Manufacturers love to sell all their cars in a single color
Alex Savić
Alex Savić - 18 klukkustundum síðan
Because this are heart colded times so they use cold colours even for cars bro 😔
Mustang_S550 - 18 klukkustundum síðan
Honestly they should have stopped designing cars back the 70s and keep it that way
Alonzo - 18 klukkustundum síðan
Lime green but I've always wanted a starburst orange car, its so nice you know just thinking about it i can taste sorbet
Darren Fredrickson
Darren Fredrickson - 19 klukkustundum síðan
my favrate color is white
The_Swoletariat - 19 klukkustundum síðan
I have a T/A 392 in destroyer grey, and I know grey is drab but with the matte look of it and the black matte, it makes the car pop. Not all silver/greys are the same!
Jack Rotter
Jack Rotter - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Enter: *Corona Virus*
Lady's and Gent's get ready for even more boring colors...
I'm happy in my flame red Wrangler XD
TREEGO TOP TOP - 20 klukkustundum síðan
White black and grey dont bother me but I cant fucking stand silver cars
George Zaf
George Zaf - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Some cars look better in white . Tones the lines . Depends on design
Squipi Dingcheek
Squipi Dingcheek - 20 klukkustundum síðan
I like the newer “boring” car colors, I don’t like vibrant cars.
EVO4 JK - 20 klukkustundum síðan
99% of Evo Xs are white.
Lincoln TANKsley
Lincoln TANKsley - 20 klukkustundum síðan
Come to TX all we have is candy coated slabs
matthew natividad
matthew natividad - 21 klukkustund síðan
hiring guy: so what do i need to wear for the painting position?
interviewer: nothing
hiring guy: seriously/really?
interviewer: well... ya gotta be naked for this...
Franco Petre
Franco Petre - 21 klukkustund síðan
Red pays more insurance 🙄 why I hate insurance companies
Andrew Salazar
Andrew Salazar - 21 klukkustund síðan
My favorite car colors:

1. 2004 PORSCHE Metallic Midnight Blue Pearl (I have a 1964 El Camino painted in this color)
2. 1999 NISSAN Bayside Blue (originally exclusive to the 1999-2002 NISSAN Skyline (R34) GT-R, it was brought back for the 2020 NISSAN (R35) GT-R 20th Anniversary Edition)
3. 1970 DODGE Hemi Orange
Todd S
Todd S - 21 klukkustund síðan
My 2004 Honda Civic sedan was silver. My 2014 Honda Accord is gray.
John Smith
John Smith - 21 klukkustund síðan
Caddy Apple Red I always liked.
Russell Riedel
Russell Riedel - 21 klukkustund síðan
Stig Gjerstadli
Stig Gjerstadli - 16 klukkustundum síðan
Why should he?
jason norris
jason norris - 22 klukkustundum síðan
I worked at a dealership years ago. I asked one of the managers this same question. He said "because that's what people are buying".
matt69savage - 22 klukkustundum síðan
Because people with a “personality” don’t look after cars.
Yasin D
Yasin D - 22 klukkustundum síðan
why does this guy remind me of Peter Quill
Mechant Loup
Mechant Loup - 23 klukkustundum síðan
”So long as it’s black;” not ”its black.” Mind your grammar, thank you.
Stig Gjerstadli
Stig Gjerstadli - 16 klukkustundum síðan
As Long as It's Black
Oliver Fasola
Oliver Fasola - 23 klukkustundum síðan
One of your best videos honestly
Oliver Fasola
Oliver Fasola - 23 klukkustundum síðan
So people with black cars are predicting the crash of the stock market?
George Sawtooth
George Sawtooth - 23 klukkustundum síðan
People buy car colors to match their personalities...dull and boring. All I see nowadays are sheeple who are shadows of the colorful people of the past.
Jayce Tabor
Jayce Tabor - Degi Síðan síðan
I've seen a bunch of bright ass orange Volkswagens recently.
Jellyfrosh - Degi Síðan síðan
Metallic orange is best color, fight me
The Furretinator
The Furretinator - Degi Síðan síðan
why pay for silver paint when you could do no paint

Delorean:( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡~)
Karthik Raja K
Karthik Raja K - Degi Síðan síðan
Who does like bmw m next
Lil Caesar
Lil Caesar - Degi Síðan síðan
Me running into my garage. Sees a black car, and 3 silver cars. Come on DAD!
0 hobak
0 hobak - Degi Síðan síðan
I hate thesedays cars color
Not means black,silver,withe is bad
That also really good color ,but
Tooooooooooooooo much cars use only that 3 color
_Ta_392 - Degi Síðan síðan
Black never goes out of style
Vito Corleone
Vito Corleone - Degi Síðan síðan
Cars from the 40s and 50s are the best, such interesting shapes and beautiful colours. Most cars today look so feminised and boring.
Petrol Head
Petrol Head - Degi Síðan síðan
I've had too many black cars and I hate them now not buying another one. Now my car is silver with a bronze secondary so it stands out a little bit more
Kokku Jin
Kokku Jin - Degi Síðan síðan
The NakeyJakey of Cars
fenrirgg - Degi Síðan síðan
I live in the Chihuahuan Desert and here a white vehicle is about survival 🏜 (I had a black car many years ago and all the CD's melted like cheese, damn), still if you have a lot of spare time for waiting AC to cool the car then you can have a black car 😐
Skylarius - Degi Síðan síðan
Isn't a white car more of an insurance risk due to it being stolen and easily repainted?
mikin lirou
mikin lirou - Degi Síðan síðan
Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming
Ethan Rogers
Ethan Rogers - Degi Síðan síðan
It was the era of colour.
Everything from 70s-90s was filled with colour. I didn't even live in that time and I miss it.
mikin lirou
mikin lirou - Degi Síðan síðan
and Dodge all make or made cars that I like so I like all 3 brands)
Christoph K.
Christoph K. - Degi Síðan síðan
When I was buying a (grey) car:
Dealer: Doesn't that color look great?
Me: No. Not at all. I prefer colorful colors.
piezerchief - Degi Síðan síðan
Back in 2008 when I painted a car it was £500 for a litre of viper green paint youll need a few litres of paint to paint a car who's knows about today's prices but I'm sure that will be the reason
PHILMKD1995 - Degi Síðan síðan
Oh fuck, I have a red car.
PHILMKD1995 - Degi Síðan síðan
I like Silver.
And Black.
And Lime.
Denis Begic
Denis Begic - Degi Síðan síðan
Yeah Apple lol gtfo
dogfish 4x4
dogfish 4x4 - Degi Síðan síðan
Another thing to note is fleet vehicles are typically white
수미셸 - Degi Síðan síðan
My main problem with different colours, they'll never look as clean after a wash. White can easily look dirty, but it can also look cleaner after a wash.

I choose my colour depending on the design. Current car: Honda Civic RS (So, Sport line)
Deloreanmania - Degi Síðan síðan
No one:
Ford Lightning: hold meh beer
RagingPhXp - Degi Síðan síðan
and here i am, loving my deep blue e46
armando cardoso
armando cardoso - Degi Síðan síðan
The red Corvette's of the 50s...
Learn about cars first before making videos. That was a c2 vette. Definitely not a 50s car, also painting cars naked.... really, what r u? 5 years old and believe any urban legend. Lol you suck and ur videos suck.
armando cardoso
armando cardoso - Degi Síðan síðan
Get your facts and dates right.
Straight Line Cycles
Straight Line Cycles - Degi Síðan síðan
No one, ford lightning, hold my beer.
MetalMark - Degi Síðan síðan
Pearl white mazda 6
casper aalders
casper aalders - Degi Síðan síðan
My golf 3 is dark green
Shelby427 - Degi Síðan síðan
Dodge brought back sublime green which is one of my favorite car colors so there's a little respect for Dodge there, now we just need a manual Charger (I say that Ford, Chevy and Dodge all make or made cars that I like so I like all 3 brands)
Sergey Grushin
Sergey Grushin - Degi Síðan síðan
Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming
GRiLaKa - Degi Síðan síðan
But but but.... I want my car the same color as the RGB on my PC....
MrChesney93 - Degi Síðan síðan
The weird blue Mazda has!!!
Roy - Degi Síðan síðan
no one:
ford lighting: hold meh beer
Paul S
Paul S - Degi Síðan síðan
Forest Green/Midnight Green like on the iPhone 11 Pro is the GOT color
Hyperdrive E
Hyperdrive E - Degi Síðan síðan
Silver is a relatively new color. It would fade off before clear coat. We are living in a grey palette decade. (Or 2) Houses, (every hgtv show) cars & clothes. It will eventually pass. Everything grey will soon seem dated. A monumental social change sometimes correlates with a shift of thought. Possibly this recession might be a good time to create a new palette? Personally, I’ve been waiting for it. Grey is pitifully sad.
What color do you think maybe next? Do you think the pendulum will swing far? Please God, don’t make a pastels!
Great topic. Nice video!
generolmatt4 - Degi Síðan síðan
I don't like all the boring colors either. My favorite color is green but it's hard to find on cars. I didn't want any of those boring colors so I got a dark blue car instead.