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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    1. Donut Media

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

      1. Aaron Whitesell

        GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

      2. Fred Tan

        Guard Green for the Mustang!

      3. A1MAR

        Anything vibrant and fun really

      4. Prashant Maharana

        Red colour

      5. Matt Nutt

        Goodwood green

    2. Henry Jason

      Nobody: My shitbox 96 grand cherokee in cherry red: Hold Meh Beer

    3. Zoster

      erm, the higher insurance for red cars is a myth

    4. Keaton Bray

      I remember when i was kid probably back in 06 or 07 my mom and i went to the car dealer where my dad worked and my mom commented how all the cars were gray, white, silver and black. So i don't think that trend is changing any time soon. Also my favorite color by far for a car is charcoal gray

    5. Ciel Mendoza

      It’s all like black and white in the 2000’s.

    6. vortex traxpell

      It depends on the country. In Spain and in Germany cars have all sorts of colors

    7. John Foltz

      Or that ugly so called gold color, aka tan or beige colored.

    8. John K Lindgren

      Here in Thailand there is only one unique blue color. MG ZS (ZULU SIERRA) EV (100% electric) The color: COPENHAGEN BLUE! ussel.info/video/video/z6HanmWj26itbKs.html

    9. John K Lindgren

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> Dude, did you really GO METRIC? “K I L O” Like, no more fucking, confusing LBS “Lot of Bull Shit”, Liquid OUNZE! Or FAHRENHEIT... in these CORONA, COVID-19 times. That’s what Free World needs: Fahrenheit. Dude, keep going METRIC!!! YOU can do it Inch x Inch. Bangkok-Johnnie, your only fanboy from THAILAND (officially Metric country)

    10. turn on tune in drop out

      Colors are eccentric. And people are told to act normal. Acting normal is to fit the given narrative. Like a grey mass mouse not sticking out his head from the field. Its normal to not stick out and thus. Colors adapt to that. People are told to act normal and that is routine it's boring its plain.its visible in cars you could say

    11. I eat food

      Its cause people are boring

    12. Draqu VerDe

      Nardo gry is my color of my audi a3 8p coupe 2005.

    13. bwatever

      BMW's Crimson Red for the 6th series 635CSI

    14. Mercedes Benz 30 Years DTM

      You simplify your life or *simp* lify ur life? Which one?

    15. oh boy

      future: need more color in cars coronavirus: hold my bear

    16. Bdawg 11

      Yeah man I got a bright blue 1997 4 runner and my mom has a white 2018 4 runner. What’s up with that

    17. NeverMetTheGuy


    18. Apollo creed

      Donut Media - recession in the next couple of years. Corona- hold my Corona !

    19. Paul Coronia

      I hope time will come different color's price will not matter anymore btw, I like that stanced widebody shopping cart at the end

    20. Cathy O'Halloran

      The colour I choose depends on the type of car and edited this comment to say my favorite colour is blue

    21. ilichio

      Just stupid how the insurance companies in the us charge more for a red car.

    22. Koopo900 Xbx

      Plum crazy or whatever it’s called on HSV gts

    23. Julián Alexander González

      no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

    24. piedthepiper

      Nobody: Ford lightning:hold my beer

    25. Sue C

      Lime green with a hint of metallic yellow is my fav color, especially on an old 'Cuda with black striping.

    26. The Roblox Noob

      If society like futuristic colors. Chrome is the color to go.

    27. Jackson Hazeltine

      Does this guy not know what a comma is?

    28. Jhezryl Gundran


    29. Radityo Muhamad

      *no one* : *ford lightning* : hold my beer

    30. Shaun Beakley

      We own exclusively blue cars let's get it

    31. Niznutt

      They make a wrangler in every color on the left

    32. Kei Gambit

      Which is whyyyy i bought a red P106, then a subaru blue MG ZR trophy and then a..... silver honda s2000.. damn.... i got sucked in huh

    33. Wyatt Fortune

      Not only are the colors boring. Most cars nowadays are boring themselves. We’re lucky we still get some modern muscle cars.

    34. Mic_Glow

      I don't care about trends but have a grey/ silver car. Mainly because a dusty silver car looks the same as a clean silver car. "recession in a couple of years" you misspelled "months". Half of the world got house arrest, companies are firing and falling, there is less consumption and production, countries are using up their reserves and/ or going into debt...

    35. John H

      The same problem with modern motor bikes . Black , charcoal , dark grey , dull silver . Boring colours . Even folks in the motorcycle blogs comment the same . The colours are so bla that people are avoiding buying them .

    36. papakfmcnados king

      Buying cars from dealers and getting cars through finance or other deals with companies that already buy fleets of cars to sell off and they rarely buy colourful cars has a big effect.

    37. John Tminustwentyminutes Mercier

      Not just the colors, the shapes too.

    38. Angelo

      Every comment is about the colors But why is no one talking about the Ferrari that’s off road?

    39. Steve Keeling

      Ad... really

    40. Cindy Bates

      My fav colour is green

    41. Fred E

      For now, it would seem that motorbikes are the only vehicles with interesting or colorful paint. I know I steer away from buying drab bikes when I'm window shopping.

    42. Bacon & Pancakes Production

      Was there an error made when making the video at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="415">6:55</a> ? "Silver was the most popular for 10 years until it was dethroned by white" *shows white being dethroned by silver"

      1. Bacon & Pancakes Production

        But because of your very charismatic and entertaining host, I've subbed

    43. Fred E

      I like yellow and purple as individual colors. For combo colors, purple, green, and black are my ideal.

    44. EbenTv

      Why do red cars cost more? I have a Red Hellcat.

    45. djay4487 deved

      vibrantassgreen PUREGREEN

    46. The Firebird Flock

      The prowler looks best in purple

    47. Mike Parker

      another recession in the next couple years? Don’t you mean RIGHT NOW

    48. Creasedjoker99

      Well we had bounced back from the financial crisis of 2008.

    49. Chase Lacko


    50. Jason Wade

      I'm going to create a colour

      1. Fred E

        Actually, that would be a sick pearlecsant color.

      2. Fred E

        Ultra viored?

    51. Element

      Because cars are no longer an expression of self, they are simple appliances to be disposed of when they break down. Do you want your kitchen appliances in white black or stainless (silver)?

    52. Main google acc.

      I went with white bc that FL sun!!

    53. Logan Sampath

      At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="104">1:44</a> could someone let me know the names of the cars

    54. RockingSummer

      no one: ford lightning: hold my beer

    55. Shadoe Kat

      My very First car... 1971 Dodge Challenger, and yes, it was Plum Crazy!

    56. Brett Fox

      Every car I've ever owned has been white. Just by chance since that's what I've always got a deal on. My dad has had a lot of forest green cars, again by chance

    57. Dan C

      @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="628">10:28</a> 'He said comma twice, he meant colon' - says the smartest guy in the room.

    58. Chanut

      i have a yellow fiesta, and sometimes it's not very useful, she is too showy

    59. GIORGIO sanna

      Honestly, now I wanna buy a funky colored miata sooner or later

    60. Bell Idrael

      Yeah, I think it's just you. I see colorful cars all the time. Best friend owns a modern, bright yellow jeep. I own a red van. I see colorful vehicles everywhere.

    61. Nathan Brooker

      Recession in next couple years. Cornavirus: hold my beer

    62. Rick Kelly

      Nolan man listen, you don't eat off the floor so why are you brushing your teeth with the toothbrush that was just on the floor? I get it was a joke but you still put that shit in your mouth.

    63. Dale Highfill 3

      My family got lucky with colors: forest green 2006 Chevy truck, dark green 1997 jeep with tan soft top, white blue two tone 1989 Ford truck with a hint of rust, 1972 baby puke yellow and gray Chevy Cheyenne with more rust, and a mint green white top 1972 Ford Bronco with the most rust. Then again most are older vehicles so.

    64. TheAquabears

      I grew up playing with HotWheels cars. When I finally reached driving age and went out to buy my first real car in 1998, everything I saw was such a disappointment. I ended up buying a Neon, because it was the only car on the lot that wasn't white, black or silver: it was Intense Blue pearl!

    65. NiceGuysFinishLas100

      Also if you have a unique stand-out colored car you get keyed in most areas now. Degenerate generations have no respect for other people’s property.

    66. bigsky89

      my 1980 gmc sierra is a beautiful pearl caramel brown color, accented hideously by a rich metallic gold. its awful, and wonderful.

    67. Kimbap FC

      No one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    68. william rogers

      Please cite your data, red does not matter to insurance companies, nor does it accumulate more tickets, sorry but unless you cite an Actuary news/ professional publication, you are wrong

      1. Odd NASCAR man

        Mabel a joke, but what he was trying to say for the tickets is that the cars stand out more

    69. Ryan Peter

      statistics say that Yellow is the cop magnet color, Red is not statistically more likely to get pulled over than other colors. it's an urban legend reinforced by confirmation bias.

    70. Juan Zuniga

      Cause corporate America

    71. Guin Corazon Sanchez

      What's the background music in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="0">0:00</a> to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="27">0:27</a>?

    72. KennyTheKid

      noone: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    73. WheelsDown

      I've owned black, white, and gray cars. the only car i owned that was not any of those colors was a 98" Lincoln Continental and it was beige/cream. A white car in Vegas is just smart.

    74. Ty Hughes

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="429">7:09</a> is the wrong way around

    75. The Almighty Pegasus Epsilon

      White has always been my favorite car color just because of how it reacts to the hot sun. White interior, white exterior, never fade, stay cool.

    76. Brody Richey

      my dads taco [toyota tacoma] is orange

    77. C Testa

      Furious Fushcia is sweeet

    78. Hey SMG

      No one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    79. e m p

      Apple was no startup at that time. Check your facts :)

    80. A Foggy Frog

      Might be a recession? 😂