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

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

    • Aaron Whitesell
      Aaron Whitesell

      GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

    • Fred Tan
      Fred Tan

      Guard Green for the Mustang!

    • A1MAR

      Anything vibrant and fun really

    • Prashant Maharana
      Prashant Maharana

      Red colour

    • Matt Nutt
      Matt Nutt

      Goodwood green

  • XDIEx DyeCast
    XDIEx DyeCast

    I’m basic so Ford’s Performance Blue and Audi’s Nardo Grey

  • Buzz

    I totally agree with this. All that is available seems to be red, blue and several shades of black, white and in between. I told the car salesman I wanted almost any color, but white. I think he died a little inside.

  • azeem aizzuddin
    azeem aizzuddin

    no one: ford lighting:hold meh beer

  • asterixxer

    Interessting. Thank you! Here in Germany we had a short time when blue was the most selling color in the early 2000.

  • Daddy Raksa
    Daddy Raksa

    I mean you can't diss a beautiful exotic car painted matte black That is just an instant boner when you see one

  • lawrence mcatee
    lawrence mcatee

    Me yelling into the void. Dodge muscle cars still come in plum crazy sublime green go mango b5 blue tor red and jeeps come in every color imaginable. STILL.

  • Amber Agarwal
    Amber Agarwal

    Him:I hope we see more manufacturers using colours in future of car industry. Manufacturers who are working on transparent cars: No I don't think will.😅😅😂

  • SVU Cars
    SVU Cars

    Midnight purple

  • a6

    wtf there were three ads in the video

  • Nicolle Herr
    Nicolle Herr

    I had a purple Ford Aspire. It aspired to be a Geo Metro. I drive a white car because of climate change. What about the new rage of desert sand colored cars? I don't know what that color is but I see it so much and hope I never run into them in the desert.

  • Ian Chameleon
    Ian Chameleon

    The idea that you pay less insurance with a common colour car is a myth. Way to perpetuate people buying dull coloured cars when you yourself said you hate them!

  • Colwyn Lawton
    Colwyn Lawton

    Midnight Purple. Nissan 1996 BCNR33 Skyline

  • Erik Anger
    Erik Anger

    Guilty my car is white

  • Cappo

    Did i hear something about a recession

  • p016264

    Chose « hot lava » for my scion FR-S, then yellow/black for my motorcycle.

  • Arronmation Yt
    Arronmation Yt

    No one: Ford lightning:hold meh beer

  • David Ryan
    David Ryan

    Ford Mustang “gotta have it greenl

  • paleshogun13

    Everyone went cheap as hell. Thats what happened.

  • PsychoLucario

    fuck that, If I'm gonna drive an econobox i'm driving a colorful econobox. I'm fairly certain they haven't jacked up my insurance on a red econobox that has no way to spees

  • Aben Kassing
    Aben Kassing

    no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

  • hellnet88

    Wow, newer think about colours of cars like this.

  • Alexander Ortigoza
    Alexander Ortigoza

    If it ain’t white it ain’t right. And Black don’t crack. So I can see why theses 2 colours dominate the market

  • tolga1cool

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="545">9:05</a> Whaaaaat???!?! Why would a coloured car cost more to insure? That makes zero sense! Here in Germany it all costs the same

  • 12OclockLow

    Meanwhile in Cuba: it's always prosperity!

  • Dar Castro
    Dar Castro

    While cars this days are Black White or Grey, with the rare blue and red and even rarer green and orange Truck on the other hand are being more multi-colored then ever, maybe because they are owned and owners don't have the same standards of car owners Trucks tend to be more colorful Also car parts can become a pain if you dont find the right color You can get away with a black bumber on a white car but try to do the same with a green spoiler on a red car You can also see it as our new corporate style culture, were simple and minimalist styles are the norm, so Black White and Silver becomes more stylized, this is why our buildings are so Grey/black glass, concrete clean White, or what seems to be new wooden black Just like how clothing today is so Black, just look at Asian Uban fashion

  • Jason Scott
    Jason Scott

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="590">9:50</a> Lambos are yellow, Ferraris they're red, What's the point of car like that, If doesn't turns the heads. I'm just gonna steal that thank you.

  • forza is fun
    forza is fun

    A 95 f350 painted light metallic blue

  • Benjamin Porter
    Benjamin Porter

    That metal wallet is an easy pick. Just sayin

  • SpaceCassette

    Is it just me or am I tripping out that I went too HS with you Nolan, and I didnt remember till I was browsing old photos and saw a old Comment about you "remember being a redhead once" either way small world

  • Moe D.
    Moe D.

    when i was looking for my blue mazdaspeed3, all the people selling them priced them obnoxiously higher than the normal colors

  • Martin Judd
    Martin Judd

    My favourite colour is Red Hot on the Mustang. Also known as Rapid Red.

  • ßaron

    My favourite paint has to be lumilor.

  • CMDR BouncyStickman
    CMDR BouncyStickman

    My favorite car paint has got to be matllic chestnut bronze. It fits everything!

  • Ross Goodwin
    Ross Goodwin

    Bang on the money! Covid 19 will spark a global recession and we shall be stuck with bland boring colours again!........unless 🤔 we millennials just wrap our boring coloured cars and choose to break the norm. 😁 Bring back IMOLA YELLOW! 😍

  • Mikkyyo

    We are in a recession right now and I just bought a lime green mustang GT. I guess not even a recession could make me want to get a boring coloured car.

  • Professor B
    Professor B

    Colors are not boring its just more cars to many and you see the same colors more, black is still hard and sexy.

  • Kieran Sulikosky
    Kieran Sulikosky

    Finally a Nolan video that doesn't suck.

  • Lucifer Masked
    Lucifer Masked

    We did bounce back until the coronavirus

  • Mohd Aiman Azrie
    Mohd Aiman Azrie

    can't blame civic type-r for always being painted (championship) white imo, because that's related to their success in racing

  • Ezydenias

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="549">9:09</a> nice bringing up a myth! Which is not factual. But it is a myth so it is a reason why it isn't to popular.

  • Aperture Michelle
    Aperture Michelle

    Or if you got the cash use electronic shifting .lumilor paint... You can paint your car like a EDM blasting cuttlefish that wont shut up about how dope beat saber is.

  • Cyril Matthew
    Cyril Matthew

    For me the absence of manual trans is the one of the main factors that makes modern cars boooring

  • Angus Loughor-Clarke
    Angus Loughor-Clarke

    Here in Africa where it is very hot, there are many white cars, and that is to help reflect heat so that the car does not get too hot

  • James andrade
    James andrade

    A great attempt at making sense of whats going on, however though everything you sated is part of the equation there are two major points that you missed and one minor point that you hinted at but didn't really address. first the two most expensive pigments to make are red and blue, they are also the colors that are most subject to fade and sun damage. so yes 10 years down the line a faded silver or white car will hold a better resale than a faded blue or red car because, well lets be honest, you cant really tell that much and most shades of silver look faded to begin with. One of the major points is, we as Americans are losing our car culture. we buy and drive cars like the prius, leaf, and ultima. as examples. Though they may be reliable transportation they absolutely do not say hey lets take a road trip, in fact they scream that bicycle with the plastic basket strapped to the handle bars is looking more fun. The biggest reason, I believe, goes back to to manufacturing. with fewer color options in both exterior and interiors cars can be toured out faster which will cost far less over all. its easy to make a white car with grey interior or a white car with tan interior. the black and silver cars have the same interior options. back in the 1990's you still got color matching interior options. reds, blues, greens, tans, browns, blacks, greys, leather vinyl, cloth . People are just content to take whats given, not demand whats wanted.

  • Humech

    I just bought a blue truck. Heck!

  • Kevin Cruz
    Kevin Cruz

    Panther Pink!!

  • Tony Big Muscles
    Tony Big Muscles

    yeah all the other colors look cool but im a sucker for some white

  • Chris Marshall
    Chris Marshall

    Sadly I am one of those boring people. Favorite car color is white on cars, but only if I put on some nice gold wheels and deck it out a bit more with performance mods.

  • Bling-Bling Boy
    Bling-Bling Boy

    Why do cars look so bad now

  • Alex Fisher
    Alex Fisher

    vw's tornado red

  • SpaceSpaider

    Definetly not the video for someone who enjoys the contrast between white paint and black accesories on cars lmao;;; Still it's nice to know how paint works in the industry and how it affects manufacturers and consumers, nice vid!

  • Drum44er

    Both of my cars are black on black hahahahahaha

  • Tyler Humpfer
    Tyler Humpfer

    except for my motorcycle (only color offered that year was white, and it was way to good of a deal to pass up) I've only ever owned cars in actual colors, not shades. Blue Malibu in High school, Red Ram 1500 that was traded in for a new Blue Streak Pearl Metallic (amazing color) one, the Fiancee had a red Sonata that got swapped for my work beater Trooper in green, and my Ram was sold for the new family hauler in dark blue (granted black in most lighting) Palisade. will always choose an actual color over a plain shade.

  • John Lee
    John Lee

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="225">3:45</a> it's**

  • Marko Kap
    Marko Kap

    I own a silver e36 and it's SO BORING

  • dot

    no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

  • Steve Fugate
    Steve Fugate

    Way to predict a recession during a recession...

  • eduardo rivera
    eduardo rivera

    Please explain how to paint with milk

  • Ashok mahay
    Ashok mahay

    Nice video #AMMOTIVATIONAL

  • Yellow Circle
    Yellow Circle

    The colors back then would cover up how ugly the car actually looks. Cars today are so good looking that minimalistic is all it needs

  • searcher

    Color doesnt change insurance rate according to what I looked up on google. Gonna have to leave a dislike. Expected a lot more from this youtube channel. 💩☹

  • John McCall
    John McCall

    You don't pay a higher insurance premium because of the color of your car.

  • Sinead Thomas
    Sinead Thomas

    I want a purple car!

  • Henry Jason
    Henry Jason

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

  • Zoster

    erm, the higher insurance for red cars is a myth

  • Keaton Bray
    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

  • Ciel Mendoza
    Ciel Mendoza

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

  • vortex traxpell
    vortex traxpell

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

  • John Foltz
    John Foltz

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

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren

    Here in Thailand there is only one unique blue color. MG ZS (ZULU SIERRA) EV (100% electric) The color: COPENHAGEN BLUE! kgsofts.info/hd/video/op-vn5afqKXbmK8

  • John K Lindgren
    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)

  • turn on tune in drop out
    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

  • I eat food
    I eat food

    Its cause people are boring

  • Draqu VerDe
    Draqu VerDe

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

  • bwatever

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

  • Mercedes Benz 30 Years DTM
    Mercedes Benz 30 Years DTM

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

  • oh boy
    oh boy

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

  • Bdawg 11
    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

  • NeverMetTheGuy


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