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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  • What's a color you wish your favorite manufacturer would bring back?

    Donut MediaDonut Media7 dögum síðan
    • GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

      Aaron WhitesellAaron Whitesell7 dögum síðan
    • Guard Green for the Mustang!

      Fred TanFred Tan7 dögum síðan
    • Anything vibrant and fun really

      A1MARA1MAR7 dögum síðan
    • Red colour

      Prashant MaharanaPrashant Maharana7 dögum síðan
    • Goodwood green

      Matt NuttMatt Nutt7 dögum 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?

    Professor CloneProfessor Clone3 klukkustundum síðan
  • No one: Ford lightning: hold meh beer 🍺

    Ghostpiggy'sHereGhostpiggy'sHere3 klukkustundum síðan
  • Scratches are practically hidden with white

    Chris VeeChris Vee3 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.

    cyriliocyrilio4 klukkustundum síðan
  • India red Pearl effect from Audi circa 2001. Orient red metallic from Porsche circa 2001. Laguna seca blue from BMW circa 2002

    GROOVE ECHOGROOVE ECHO4 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.

    Chris JamiesonChris Jamieson5 klukkustundum síðan
  • Modern day colors on cars don’t generally age well since the body styles are pretty average

    Eddie FlickingerEddie Flickinger5 klukkustundum síðan
  • What I would do for a classic Porsche in Rubysone Red ❤️ dream

  • It's not a choice but a lack of options!

    Montgomery scottMontgomery scott7 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.

    LMacNeillLMacNeill7 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.

    Jeremy MadisonJeremy Madison7 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

    John CossackJohn Cossack7 klukkustundum síðan
  • Moral of the story, colourful cars start recession's and wars

    ItapiusItapius7 klukkustundum síðan
  • VW Blue

    Stig GjerstadliStig Gjerstadli7 klukkustundum síðan
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="547">9:07</a> 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

    Louis-Charles OuelletLouis-Charles Ouellet7 klukkustundum síðan
  • In Europe at least, the sweet Honda Civic comes red as standard, and that's pretty neat.

    Hynekjhael RieslingHynekjhael Riesling8 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 :-)

    John PatersonJohn Paterson8 klukkustundum síðan
  • No one: Ford Lightning: hold meh beer

    optimus primeoptimus prime8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Mazda Red is classic and shall never die, best color around

    [ironic name here][ironic name here]9 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

    Sam AdeliSam Adeli9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Because this are heart colded times so they use cold colours even for cars bro 😔

    Alex SavićAlex Savić9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Honestly they should have stopped designing cars back the 70s and keep it that way

    Mustang_S550Mustang_S55010 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

    AlonzoAlonzo10 klukkustundum síðan
  • my favrate color is white

    Darren FredricksonDarren Fredrickson10 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!

    The_SwoletariatThe_Swoletariat10 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

    Jack RotterJack Rotter11 klukkustundum síðan
  • White black and grey dont bother me but I cant fucking stand silver cars

    TREEGO TOP TOPTREEGO TOP TOP11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Some cars look better in white . Tones the lines . Depends on design

    George ZafGeorge Zaf11 klukkustundum síðan
  • I like the newer “boring” car colors, I don’t like vibrant cars.

    Squipi DingcheekSquipi Dingcheek11 klukkustundum síðan
  • 99% of Evo Xs are white.

    EVO4 JKEVO4 JK12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Come to TX all we have is candy coated slabs

    Lincoln TANKsleyLincoln TANKsley12 klukkustundum 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...

    matthew natividadmatthew natividad12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Red pays more insurance 🙄 why I hate insurance companies

    Franco PetreFranco Petre12 klukkustundum 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

    Andrew SalazarAndrew Salazar12 klukkustundum síðan
  • My 2004 Honda Civic sedan was silver. My 2014 Honda Accord is gray.

    Todd STodd S12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Caddy Apple Red I always liked.

    John SmithJohn Smith13 klukkustundum síðan

    Russell RiedelRussell Riedel13 klukkustundum síðan
    • Why should he?

      Stig GjerstadliStig Gjerstadli7 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".

    jason norrisjason norris14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Because people with a “personality” don’t look after cars.

    matt69savagematt69savage14 klukkustundum síðan
  • why does this guy remind me of Peter Quill

    Yasin DYasin D14 klukkustundum síðan
  • ”So long as it’s black;” not ”its black.” Mind your grammar, thank you.

    Mechant LoupMechant Loup14 klukkustundum síðan
    • As Long as It's Black

      Stig GjerstadliStig Gjerstadli7 klukkustundum síðan
  • One of your best videos honestly

    Oliver FasolaOliver Fasola15 klukkustundum síðan
  • So people with black cars are predicting the crash of the stock market?

    Oliver FasolaOliver Fasola15 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.

    George SawtoothGeorge Sawtooth15 klukkustundum síðan
  • I've seen a bunch of bright ass orange Volkswagens recently.

    Jayce TaborJayce Tabor15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Metallic orange is best color, fight me

    JellyfroshJellyfrosh15 klukkustundum síðan
  • why pay for silver paint when you could do no paint Delorean:( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡~)

    The FurretinatorThe Furretinator15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Who does like bmw m next

    Karthik Raja KKarthik Raja K15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Me running into my garage. Sees a black car, and 3 silver cars. Come on DAD!

    Lil CaesarLil Caesar16 klukkustundum 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

    0 hobak0 hobak16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Black never goes out of style

    _Ta_392_Ta_39216 klukkustundum síðan
  • Cars from the 40s and 50s are the best, such interesting shapes and beautiful colours. Most cars today look so feminised and boring.

    Vito CorleoneVito Corleone16 klukkustundum 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

    Petrol HeadPetrol Head16 klukkustundum síðan
  • The NakeyJakey of Cars

    Kokku JinKokku Jin17 klukkustundum 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 😐

    fenrirggfenrirgg17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Isn't a white car more of an insurance risk due to it being stolen and easily repainted?

    SkylariusSkylarius17 klukkustundum síðan
    • Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming

      mikin liroumikin lirou17 klukkustundum 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.

    Ethan RogersEthan Rogers17 klukkustundum síðan
    • and Dodge all make or made cars that I like so I like all 3 brands)

      mikin liroumikin lirou17 klukkustundum síðan
  • When I was buying a (grey) car: Dealer: Doesn't that color look great? Me: No. Not at all. I prefer colorful colors.

    Christoph K.Christoph K.18 klukkustundum 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

    piezerchiefpiezerchief18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Oh fuck, I have a red car.

    PHILMKD1995PHILMKD199518 klukkustundum síðan
  • I like Silver. Grey. And Black. And Lime.

    PHILMKD1995PHILMKD199518 klukkustundum síðan
  • Yeah Apple lol gtfo

    Denis BegicDenis Begic18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Another thing to note is fleet vehicles are typically white

    dogfish 4x4dogfish 4x420 klukkustundum 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)

    수미셸수미셸21 klukkustund síðan
  • No one: Ford Lightning: hold meh beer

    DeloreanmaniaDeloreanmania21 klukkustund síðan
  • and here i am, loving my deep blue e46

    RagingPhXpRagingPhXp21 klukkustund 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 cardosoarmando cardoso21 klukkustund síðan
  • Get your facts and dates right.

    armando cardosoarmando cardoso21 klukkustund síðan
  • No one, ford lightning, hold my beer.

    Straight Line CyclesStraight Line Cycles21 klukkustund síðan
  • Pearl white mazda 6

    MetalMarkMetalMark22 klukkustundum síðan
  • My golf 3 is dark green

    casper aalderscasper aalders22 klukkustundum 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)

    Shelby427Shelby42722 klukkustundum síðan
  • Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming

    Sergey GrushinSergey Grushin23 klukkustundum síðan
  • But but but.... I want my car the same color as the RGB on my PC....

    GRiLaKaGRiLaKa23 klukkustundum síðan
  • The weird blue Mazda has!!!

    MrChesney93MrChesney9323 klukkustundum síðan
  • no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

    RoyRoy23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Forest Green/Midnight Green like on the iPhone 11 Pro is the GOT color

    Paul SPaul SDegi 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!

    Hyperdrive EHyperdrive EDegi 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.

    generolmatt4generolmatt4Degi Síðan síðan