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 Media2 сарын өмнө
    • White or blue

      LONE WolfLONE Wolf3 өдрийн өмнө
    • concrete grey

      Expose mEExpose mEСарын өмнө
    • GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

      Aaron WhitesellAaron Whitesell2 сарын өмнө
    • Guard Green for the Mustang!

      Fred TanFred Tan2 сарын өмнө
    • Anything vibrant and fun really

      A1MARA1MAR2 сарын өмнө
  • No one, Ford lightning, hold meh beer

    MeeminatorMeeminator7 цагийн өмнө
  • In my place those who can afford a car generally wish to hide their trail and identity and thus choosing black or white instead of flamboyant colours. Only cheaper cars like honda jazz or toyota spade get fancy colours like neon green and pastel blue.

    Dani the good blokeDani the good bloke7 цагийн өмнө
  • Give me my Plum Crazy

    HiveMind CraigHiveMind Craig8 цагийн өмнө
  • t's because PEOPLE are boring now. I blame political correctness. Also, try selling a house that doesn't have all rooms grey or beige and the exact the same flooring throughout. People are mind-numbed robots.

    kingofallcryptokingofallcrypto8 цагийн өмнө
  • Growing up I always wanted a neat colored car, and when I was car shopping last year I kept being offered just kind of plain colored cars, until I started looking at for fusions, then I saw the bronzefire color scheme, and was all over it. It was the first car I had seen in awhile with an interesting color, which I liked and reason I got it.

    Phernando5000Phernando50009 цагийн өмнө
  • Sedan that has red color:wtf im dark red hahah I no look cool

    GreenySeedGreenySeed10 цагийн өмнө
  • wtf kind of video is this? do you not see the lime green dodge chargers? the hot pink honda civics? the bright blue mustangs? if anything colors have gotten more vibrant. definitely click bait... well got my click literally just for me to comment this...

    Stevie BStevie B11 цагийн өмнө
  • I thought there were color councils too that work out color schemes say five years in advance so different lines of products could match etc.

    TheJhtlagTheJhtlag12 цагийн өмнө
  • I got so used to white silver and black cars on road. I didn't realize it was boring until this video.

    Chetan BawaneChetan Bawane15 цагийн өмнө
  • " Because it's cheaper!", by that logic why just go primer and done with it?

    dempo pragoladempo pragola15 цагийн өмнө
  • White and silver are less likely to show scratches. Light colors in general are more visible at night than darker colors.

    Aram FingalAram Fingal15 цагийн өмнө
  • You can paint an ugly plastic suv a bright color because it will look even stupider

    Unicorn 1Unicorn 115 цагийн өмнө
  • I've always thought about this, but I don't think the boring car trend is going away any time soon. When someone gets into an accident and your car has your favorite color on it, you can start to dislike that color. Also for most people cars are a steep investment so most people will think twice about putting yellow polka dots on a $30,000/$40,000 car. What has to happen is cultural stabilization. People have to be solid on their morals. Don't try to run reds. Don't try to jaywalk. Don't text on your cell phone or be inconsiderate to others. People are just so angry right now that this won't really go away and we will continue to have more accidents and more road rage. The best you can do is be cautious on the road and calm down when someone cuts you off or hits you.

    Maru MisuMaru Misu16 цагийн өмнө
  • No one: Ford lightning: hold my beer

    1randomhuman1randomhuman16 цагийн өмнө
  • A sign of social depression 🤔 interesting

    Diamond Sky179Diamond Sky17917 цагийн өмнө
  • I wondered the same thing, so drabby

    Diamond Sky179Diamond Sky17917 цагийн өмнө
  • Silver isn't boring!

    Alexander_the_GoatAlexander_the_Goat17 цагийн өмнө
  • I like the silver colour, my late war horse name was Silver :D

    Polar 194Polar 19417 цагийн өмнө
  • I love my red jeep renegade

    John VanceJohn Vance17 цагийн өмнө
  • When car manufactures only offer these boring colors (as they often do) then you have no choice...they do it because they are afraid the and flashy color won't sell...example...when I bought my Mazda, I wanted Caribbean Blue..but the lot would have to ship one in...I said OK...but they had a lime green one (which I also liked) and offered it to me for $1000 less...but I had my heart set on the blue...and I got it...it looks like the turquoise waters next to the islands!!!!!

    Hillers62Hillers6218 цагийн өмнө
  • I've been saying this for the last ten years!!!!!!!!!!!!! Car colors are so BLAND!!!! But today I own a Caribbean Blue Mazda, and my wife has a Volcano Orange RAV4...so there is still hope...

    Hillers62Hillers6218 цагийн өмнө
  • "comma" inserts colon

    Rywin PatcharaputRywin Patcharaput18 цагийн өмнө
  • Plum Crazy. I like it. My next car gonna be that colour. I always prefer different colours, that way I can pick out my car from a mile long car parking lot easy peasy. That being said, a white car on a hot summer's day is just.... practical.

    ZetoBlackprojectZetoBlackproject20 цагийн өмнө
  • I want an orange car, but it has to be the perfect orange.

    WatermelonLoverWatermelonLover20 цагийн өмнө
  • You left out the EPA bs. They demanded paints all be reformulated, which made exotic colors less popular with corporations.

    Dungeon MiserDungeon Miser20 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="548">9:08</a> The red car insurance thing is a myth.There's also zero data showing that red cars get more speeding tickets. Radars don't care about color.

    Guillaume RicardGuillaume Ricard21 цагийн өмнө
  • Chrysler Just Brown

    Arlen BurginArlen Burgin21 цагийн өмнө
  • No one: Ford lighting: hold meh beer

    AnthonyAnthony21 цагийн өмнө
  • Not just cars. My favorite vehicles on the road have always been trucks (semis, 18-wheelers, etc.) And the trucks I remember admiring as a child had really awesome multi-color paint schemes. The truck from the TV show BJ and the Bear was a perfect example. Nowadays it seems like vehicles have such boring, single-color paint jobs!!

    James M.James M.21 цагийн өмнө
  • Why cars in general are boring now, is my question in general.

    EsperEsper22 цагийн өмнө
  • I like dark grey, it's my favourite "colour". That or white... or black... Fuck lmao

    iHitchitiiHitchiti22 цагийн өмнө
  • There it is yet again... the MYTH that you pay MORE insurance for driving a car of a certain colour. This is patently FALSE. It took me all of 5 minutes of research to find this out. Stop spreading misinformation. :-/ Good info otherwise! money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/auto-insurance/car-color-affect-your-insurance-rate.htm

    Sandor FeketeSandor Fekete22 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm a big fan of Chevrolet's "Fathom Green Metallic" I love that color especially when the sun hits it just right... That being said I drive a black Honda so... yeah..

    CalebCaleb22 цагийн өмнө
  • Middle class white collar college graduates live by the rules of utility and cultural homogeneity. Colorful cars make statements. That's not what this demographic wants to do.

    KyroKyro23 цагийн өмнө
  • Depression?

    m Gm G23 цагийн өмнө
  • Omg can your ad be any longer. Thought the video was about cars not Wallets

    timekeeper5timekeeper5Өдрийн өмнө
  • White just last longer. And I need my red truck

    Christopher wChristopher wӨдрийн өмнө
  • My truck is RED. Deliberately chose red because you like, I was noticing how boring the roads looked and wanted something that wouldn't just disappear when I left it in a parking lot. :D

    RosemontRosemontӨдрийн өмнө
  • i have no words )))

    NIKA - I very love s*xNIKA - I very love s*xӨдрийн өмнө
  • *Says recession is coming* People in May 2020: 😥

    sam 9352sam 9352Өдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="103">1:43</a> what car is the red one?

    Barney MillerBarney MillerӨдрийн өмнө
  • As an insurance agent I can tell you red cars DON’T cost more on insurance.

    brent vancebrent vanceӨдрийн өмнө
  • I too like Tims stream clips outro

    Isaac Clayton VernonIsaac Clayton VernonӨдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="60">1:00</a> floor gang

    TOys&gamES And moRETOys&gamES And moREӨдрийн өмнө
  • Sometimes it's just a matter of thermodynamics. When you live in the desert a lighter colored car with lighter interior doesn't get nearly as hot as a darker car or darker interior. Unfortunately a lot of the flashier colors usually come with a black interior which can get dangerously hot.

    Randy BuckRandy BuckӨдрийн өмнө
  • lol paints with milk

    Anders StankeAnders StankeӨдрийн өмнө
  • Still happy with my Monterey Blue 370Z 😊

    yashasan83yashasan83Өдрийн өмнө
  • "Dub dub 2"...you're killin it, jack

    Late BlumeLate BlumeӨдрийн өмнө
  • "Look...this is everything I own" *pulls out 3k worth of Facebook machines*

    AidanAidanӨдрийн өмнө
  • Another reason to hate apple.

    Vicky FloresVicky FloresӨдрийн өмнө
  • So when we’re enjoying peacetime, car colors are colorful. When we are at war, car colors go bland.

    M.C.Martin Official ChannelM.C.Martin Official ChannelӨдрийн өмнө
  • Only one explanation left. Communism is taking over!

    M.C.Martin Official ChannelM.C.Martin Official ChannelӨдрийн өмнө
  • Statisticians say there might be a recession in next couple of years. Little did he know...

    Ekl HaftEkl HaftӨдрийн өмнө
  • no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    Douglas LuxenbergDouglas LuxenbergӨдрийн өмнө
  • Subscribe to hairy guy. :D

    Ekl HaftEkl HaftӨдрийн өмнө
  • Lol u were showing the white car when I got a car ad which was white!

    Douglas LuxenbergDouglas LuxenbergӨдрийн өмнө
  • ridge wallet. And you just put coins in a bag or loosely in the pocket because no matter what you do you accumulate so much small change that it doesn't fit in any reasonably sized wallet.

    Ekl HaftEkl HaftӨдрийн өмнө
  • Thankfully I'm not the only one. It's funny that paint reflects the overal mood, but also contributes to it.

    Sam WSam WӨдрийн өмнө
  • Nolan: *asks for a toothbrush* Tossed one to him and lands in front of him. Then proceeds to bush his teeth. Me: EEWWW!!!!

    Jehoiakim Eli DoronilaJehoiakim Eli DoronilaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Stainless steel is the best color. *Cough* DeLorean and Cybertruck *Cough*

    Regular Viewer • 60 seconds agoRegular Viewer • 60 seconds agoӨдрийн өмнө
  • I used to have a '96 Honda Accord that was that weird blue that seemingly all Hondas were in the 90s. After accidentally trying to unlock other people's car multiple times I had to hang a little toy from my rearview mirror so I could identify which one was mine.

    empressmarowynnempressmarowynnӨдрийн өмнө
  • Another reason for white cars, is that people believe it will keep their car cooler by absorbing less heat. Is that true? I don't know, maybe. The point though is that people believe it's true. I live in a very hot climate, and I know people will be willing to do almost ANYTHING to keep their car a few degrees cooler in the summer. Air conditioning is expensive, and getting into a car that was sitting in the sun all day can feel excruciating.

    Sara SolomonSara SolomonӨдрийн өмнө
  • White’s not as hot in the sun and easy to maintain, black doesn’t look dirty as quickly

    Noah BaumannNoah BaumannӨдрийн өмнө
  • I have a white SUV but I'd love to have it painted yellow or neon green.

    EidolonMotoEidolonMotoӨдрийн өмнө
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants more color! My car budget is pretty tight so I don't really get to let color be a deciding factor, but man am I tired of driving a "grandma gold" car.

    Daisy MaeDaisy MaeӨдрийн өмнө
  • dat Civic Type R tho

    CeeezCeeezӨдрийн өмнө
  • The reason the small cars might have those fancy colors is to give them a little bit of an edge. Let's face it, those cars aren't the nicest things on the road, they are boring, dumb, little cars, but paint them in a nice color and you increase their desirability that tiny bit more. I'm sure the car makers have done research and found out that spending for example $500 or so on fancy paint color for that tiny car makes the car appear as $1000 more valuable in the consumers eye. So they spend a little bit of money to increase the overall value and desirability of the car for the consumer.

    rjh00rjh00Өдрийн өмнө
  • always wondered why car colors were so boring, thank you for the video

    W W_zedW W_zedӨдрийн өмнө
  • Any given color does not change your insurance cost. Also, any given color is no more likely to be ticketed.

    Dirk GentlyDirk GentlyӨдрийн өмнө
  • Dude....I have a 2017 Chevy Impala Premier in a beautiful PEARL ESSENCE that was a $1000.00 option. Very noticeable difference up close with colorful metallic chips when parked next to a plain white car but otherwise some people think it's white which annoys me after spending extra.

  • Plum crazy

    Lex Charles EriccsonLex Charles EriccsonӨдрийн өмнө
  • Couple things dead wrong here. !) Red cars do not cost more on insurance. 2) They are not cop magnets, speeding is. People drive slower during a recession because tickets cost money. Stop spreading misinformation. It makes you look stupid to those informed, and to the masses when they find out you told them a lie. It breaks trust in your brand. Bad form, please stop doing it.

    cgwworldministriescgwworldministriesӨдрийн өмнө
  • My RSX Type-S is black and I love it. Also.. aren't we already in another recession? I mean.. employments at 20% right now..

    CyberRoninCyberRoninӨдрийн өмнө
  • "This is coming from a guy who drives a black car by the way." 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    Isaac MedinaIsaac MedinaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Who else is tired of hearing about stupid shit like the Ridge wallet.

    Aesthetic NerdAesthetic NerdӨдрийн өмнө
  • Yeah I'm not making my car an ugly silver black or white I'm thinking a light blue or bright yellow something that pops out in a sea of ugly colors.

    Lord Arceus_666Lord Arceus_666Өдрийн өмнө
  • Lmao i never understood why people back then complemented the fiat 500 my dad had now i got an idea thanks

    Emiliano TrinidadEmiliano TrinidadӨдрийн өмнө
  • Very interesting video, but why am I here? I'm a bicyclist, I don't even own a car.

    ApellesApellesӨдрийн өмнө
  • Answer: we just bloody boring

    The TutorialistThe TutorialistӨдрийн өмнө