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. Toño C.A.

      Craziest colored car I’ve had is a Fiat 500 in mint green. It’s amazing.

    3. Barney Stenson

      I used to drive a white challenger but that's because I couldnt afford a purple one. Now I drive a lightning blue f150. Next car will be an orange 69 GTO. Eventually I want to get a new challenger and get purple

    4. Thomas French

      I have an 85 ford and its bright blue lol

    5. EricssonB

      Red Honda Fit in the garage. Crap.

    6. Mark Reaves

      Personally, I like shades of blue, purple, and red. Of course, none of these colors seem available on modern cars from the factory. I have an old pickup in a lovely shade of blue and a daily driver in a decent shade of red. The truck is 35 years old, the daily driver is 19. This all being said, I once saw a bass boat with a blue metallic paint job that I fell in love with. If I ever could, I would paint my truck in that way. However, to even allow it, I would have to essentially take the truck down to the frame, fix all the imperfections, dents, rust, etc, then paint everything perfectly because if I'm going through all that effort, it better be perfect.

    7. zerosonico

      The resale value is actually self inflicted. People only buy boring cars be because theres only boring cars because people only buy boring cars because theres only boring cars and so on.

    8. Gus Morales

      I have a Tiguan in Habanero Orange and love it

    9. Xyz Abc

      Tesla Cyber truck : Whats that?

    10. Mike S

      I drive an orange Suburu Crosstrek

    11. Painter man

      As I restore my 78 F150 I will be keeping the dark jade green color on it

    12. Sebastian Tatum

      Small cars are usually bought by more expressive people

    13. Some Guy

      My favorite color is Toyota’s Woodsman Green Mica

    14. Sean O'Connor

      Car insurance does not go up if your car is red, I've owned 2 red cars and even consulted my agent, it's just a myth it's all based on horsepower and how often that type of car is in an accident

    15. Todd Kobell

      I paid ALsel for ad free videos. And you sneak it in anyways. Trash.

    16. Dyna cwd

      Cars today don’t have personality, simple as that. All are the same.

    17. Bill Adams

      There is the emissions issue too. Some colors put off more emissions standing still depending on the color

    18. Jp tyrannosaurus 29

      The sad part know is that when people see a colorful car they call it ugly or childish smh miss the ole days

    19. NightOwl16

      Du Pont created very toxic chemicals that caused cancer for many Americans

    20. NightOwl16

      Colors have been boring since the 80s

    21. Sezair Abdula

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="648">10:48</a> I'm just going to say wraps... Car wrapping.

    22. Omar Shaikh

      I thought colors got boring because those radiant and brilliant paint jobs attracted cops.

    23. WaywardPondering

      I love colors but most companies are cheap and the colors look terrible, for example lemon vs banana yellow. European cars tend to have colors more to my preference.


      Do you remember? No I wasn’t born yet !

    25. JI Rony

      And here's Tesla Cybertrack with no color paint.

    26. Placeholder Name

      I'm not really into Korean cars, but many of them tend to have interesting colors. Different shades. Weird milky ish types of grey that almost look matte, lamborghini kind of orange, this deep candy red kind of color that has black in it as well. Im liking what they are doing with the factory paint jobs.

    27. Kyle H

      Cars in general are more boring now. Back in the day you could choose every single option on that car including rear axle, transmissions, engine size and there were 8 to 10 options of each. Now it’s just one engine maybe two if you’re lucky, the same transmission and five colors. People used to have a choice and had customization available, their car was a true image of their creativity. Nowadays a car is just a cookie cutter stamp out that costs four times as much.

    28. Julian Talbot

      Paints are super complicated when it comes to mixtures and stuff, dealers are super low key about their mixture and they are all copyrighted like fords black could have a red and a blue and a green but dodge black could just be red and blue, I think this could have something to do with it just to reduce complexity


      Geting blue BMWs are so common were I live, but whats funny is there cheaper now being $10,000

    30. Rainbowappleslice

      I guess TVR don’t really care about that. Have you seen their car colours? It’s insane.

    31. Qasim Mustafa Ali

      When I went to buy my car...... They showed me 3 colors..... Choose of one these or wait for 3 months..... Had to chose 💔

    32. Joanna

      In the 80s, “hunter green” was the big color. The Kia Soul seems to be available in every color. Wish more would follow.

    33. Dillon Pierce

      Glad I got a green truck olive green bike and red car suddenly 😅

      1. Joanna

        Red orange blue yellow

    34. Will Krull

      Well if you have a colorful pretty color on your sports car or truck, you'll be the first one to get pulled over.

    35. Ryan Taylor

      I am sorry but this drives me crazy and I just have to mention it: Napoleon was not short he was 5'2 in french inches which were at the time were smaller than English inches which is where the myth comes from. In reality he was around 5'6 which was the average height of a man in the 1800's.

    36. Anthony Jones

      Yellow is the most practical car colour on the road, purely due to it's visibility (when thousands are killed on the roads each year it pays to be seen, imagine hitting a yellow vehicle then saying "I didn't see him/her officer" ;-) ). If safety is not an issue then white or silver is the most practical, purely for reflecting sunlight - it's why black dries quicker, it absorbs more rays.

    37. Stanojevic Naxy

      1950s - time when rainbow was only allowed on cars....

    38. Ryan Pearce

      I live green

    39. Farina Zaidi

      Donut 'colour' media

    40. Michael Bass

      Another thing that you are missing out on with white paint in your stats is white paint keeps your car cooler.

    41. IsThatACreativeName ?

      1980':black and white footages ,real life is very colorful! 2020: black and white life .......and so is the footages

    42. Nishal Pratap

      All cars will be different panel paint jobs in the future lol

    43. Roni Mughrabi

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="436">7:16</a> who got it ?

    44. Łukasz Kwieciński

      is it just me ot you should wash your hair?

    45. Narkan

      Peugeot's new 208 standard color is yellow

    46. Lukas C

      It seems like the solution is to buy a used car with a cool color so you get it cheaper and you’re not boring lol

    47. DJbrosaint7633 GTX

      I feel like silver and white might become unpopular but black would stay because many people use black even tuners and racers so even when the wide spectrum of colours come black will stay as one of the popular colour

    48. Franco Krog

      Popularity of used cars. When you buy a plum blue or suncreast orange its a personal opinion and it will be harder to sell. And people dont want tp be seen with flashy color (i dont get it why).

    49. Christian Miller

      Red orange blue yellow

    50. Furkan#PAIN

      no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

    51. tew tadle

      My dad used to have an Audi A5 in metallic British racing green, a great cabrio, custom colors, and a great car in general. I mean he had to request the color from the factory and it cost extra, so not painted by a third party

    52. King Agar

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="183">3:03</a> LOOOOLL🤣🤣😂😂😂😭😭

    53. Daniel Thomas


    54. Mitchell-Wallis Force

      Best color = the Deep Impact Blue that ford uses on the GT350. Close second is Plum Crazy purple and third goes to McLaren's Papaya Orange (ESPECIALLY when it's metallic and/or paired with rich blue) Oh, and I forgot school bus yellow and Honda's milky Championship white rounding out the top five.

    55. Banger 413

      Do you like cars and shenanigans come see banger 413 for new fun content

    56. Sensass

      He reminds me of a slightly smarter Andy from Parks and Recreation

    57. Kevin Ortiz

      Red car squad where you at?

    58. Ben Bates

      Donut! Great vid.

    59. Eli Anto

      I worked at a major car manufacturer and red was the cheapest to produce (after white mono-coat was changed to two-coat). White was still cheaper for customers, even though red was cheaper for the manufacturer.

    60. Orlando Rotundo

      I like Mazda Ruby tough

    61. Ciscodude

      lime green mustang

    62. Toby Hinloopen

      I love that purple S5

    63. mexican bullfighter

      No one: Ford lightning: hold meh beer

    64. Carlton Harris

      Counting white cars as you go to sleep? RACIST! 😉 JK

    65. Detenatron. 360

      Car colours of the future be like a oled display

    66. KamilaDalmate

      I think about this ALL the time

    67. Zackydom Poy

      Electric blue in metallic finish yo!

    68. Drifter86

      paints with milk

    69. Luttu2011

      No one Mahindra Roxor: Hold my beer... 999+ colours www.roxoroffroad.com/

    70. Boaty McBoatface

      I had 3 white cars in the last 6 years. I just like the stormtrooper look of white paint, tinted windows and high gloss black rims and trim

    71. neworder18

      I really want two and three tone paint jobs to make a comeback. One of my trucks is green and gold and I get compliments on it all the time, but my other truck is a single shade and no one even notices it.

    72. Bima

      idk mate, i only like black color

    73. Jarrad King

      I had a Honda Civic in Misty Violet and a Mazda3 in Aurora Blue.... Loved them both!

    74. Moto Redux

      Aqua is the best colour to put on rice cars

    75. マンバrrican

      What I don't understand is if you're gonna use boring paint then why use any at all? The same applies to houses.

    76. 内田ガネシュ

      When you’re a child you’ll drive a toy racecar through anything. That Ferrari guy never grew up.

    77. Moto Redux

      Lol imagine thinking people buy cars to stand out

    78. Aidan Morgan

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="629">10:29</a>, actually that’s a colon

    79. Jimmy Andrews

      He goes maybe there will be another resection Covid made the Dow drop $12,000

    80. Keanu Wong

      What’s the song in the beginning of the vid?