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 Media5 өдрийн өмнө
    • GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

      Aaron WhitesellAaron Whitesell5 өдрийн өмнө
    • Guard Green for the Mustang!

      Fred TanFred Tan5 өдрийн өмнө
    • Anything vibrant and fun really

      A1MARA1MAR5 өдрийн өмнө
    • Red colour

      Prashant MaharanaPrashant Maharana5 өдрийн өмнө
    • Goodwood green

      Matt NuttMatt Nutt5 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think white or black cars make the cars looks more elegance

    FizfiletFizfilet3 цагийн өмнө
  • Me and my friends call silver cars “poverty grey”

    Wilson BohmanWilson Bohman4 цагийн өмнө
  • Listen, stop embedding ads in your video. I pay youtube monthly so I dont have watch annoying damn ads. I'm not watching anymore of your videos.

    GT 43GT 434 цагийн өмнө
  • skip to <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="500">8:20</a> to why car colors are boring. save 8 minutes of your time.

    yami39yami394 цагийн өмнө
  • Before you think your car colour is boring, Remember that someone somewhere owns a *beige* car.

    AmanAman4 цагийн өмнө
  • commas are ",". ":" are colons.

    James YueJames Yue4 цагийн өмнө
  • I love my truck its Havana metallic, it's a dark brown

    Joe SimpsonJoe Simpson5 цагийн өмнө
  • You said comma when the text showed a colon being typed...

    TheBeelzbossTheBeelzboss5 цагийн өмнө
  • Funny when I worked at a kia dealer there was a 500 dollar charge for white and black , meanwhile other colors did not

    paynesvictimpaynesvictim5 цагийн өмнө
  • Quick steal the money off the ridge rewards card

    Jamez ArriagaJamez Arriaga5 цагийн өмнө
  • no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    adam steeleadam steele5 цагийн өмнө
  • Silver is a great color because it shows off the curves of any car

    ryanwilsonbackupryanwilsonbackup5 цагийн өмнө
  • People suck and they are dead inside because of the government?

    John AndersonJohn Anderson5 цагийн өмнө
  • My car is black

    BMoney8600BMoney86006 цагийн өмнө
  • Favorite color of all time, Oldsmobile Viking Blue on my 1970 442. Wishes I could get it on my current Traverse SUV (My Chevy is dark gray.)

    MystuffMystuff6 цагийн өмнө
  • Got A jeep Cherokee country 1996 dark green with golden flakes✌️🔥

    Lugnut6872Lugnut68726 цагийн өмнө
  • Red, White, Silver, Black, dark green...thats all i see

    T-ManT-Man7 цагийн өмнө
  • I would rather have a nice black/white clean car tbh

    JayenchyJayenchy7 цагийн өмнө
  • My favorit colour: Milano Red. Then Phoenix Yellow and Championship White.

    Coen NgCoen Ng7 цагийн өмнө
  • “Weird colors lowers resale” *laughs in Subaru Sonic Yellow*

    DJGatortailDJGatortail7 цагийн өмнө
  • Let’s thank Mazda for their Soul Red color !

    Corentin D.Corentin D.7 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm more annoyed about the drab interiors you get, it's all black plastic. My SUV may be grey but inside it's thick coloured carpet and sheepskin seats. I went to the Philly Autoshow recently and the only comfortable looking cars to sit in traffic for an hour were all on the classics stand. If you drive for 2 hours per day, why do you have to have grey nylon? Even high end cars are filled with cheap plastic, especially that fake silver they use for switches.

    Calvin's World NewsCalvin's World News7 цагийн өмнө
  • It's not just the colors that are boring though, the actual designs are generally boring too. Give me the over the top styling of the 1950s any day.

    Sloppy JoeSloppy Joe8 цагийн өмнө
  • I have 2 grey cars and one white and one black .____.

    Micheal ScottMicheal Scott8 цагийн өмнө
  • Plum crazy sounds great!!

    Brian SmithBrian Smith8 цагийн өмнө
  • " I think there might be a recession in the next few years" Coronavirus: allow me to introduce myself

    niduoe streniduoe stre8 цагийн өмнө
    • Recession: Already happening Nolan: I predict a recession! Psychics: 😯 He knows our ways.

      niduoe streniduoe stre8 цагийн өмнө
  • My car is dark grey now, because last time my yaris was blue, it was harder to get matching repaint color with the rest of the undamaged body.

    firman azisfirman azis8 цагийн өмнө
  • VERY INFORMATIVE VIDEO... I literally thought of all the reasons before I watched the video and all of them ended up here.

    BigPhillyWorldBigPhillyWorld9 цагийн өмнө
  • Complains about cars with dull colors, grey, white , black, promotes minimalistic grey wallet ...

    Aida SmartAida Smart9 цагийн өмнө
  • Psychiatry working hard at lowering tone of Society. At war with you !.

    Paul O'ConnorPaul O'Connor9 цагийн өмнө
  • TVR had crazy color options

    alejanmf22alejanmf229 цагийн өмнө
  • Signal Red for life!

    Samuel Woolwine IVSamuel Woolwine IV9 цагийн өмнө
  • Also anyone remember the gross greens holden and ford came out with in the 2000’s or the gross Cadbury purple on falcons

    Will MWill M9 цагийн өмнө
  • Hey they used the photo of Australian soldiers in Vietnam I always like when people use that photo

    Will MWill M9 цагийн өмнө
  • Black and Chrome! I just love it.

    James SturrockJames Sturrock9 цагийн өмнө
  • Im going to get a blue Dodge i swear

    Teera KageTeera Kage9 цагийн өмнө
  • I bought my first car last year and one of the requirements of my first car is that it had to be blue. Not baby blue, not royal blue, and not a dark navy grey. If I was going to buy a car, it had to be a vibrant blue that didn't look washed out or too dark or light. I ended up going with the Mazda 3 2014 sedan because of my budget, though I was already interested in the Mazda 3 because of the gas milage, but I would have preferred a hatchback. If I had to pick my favorite blue car, it would be the Mazda 3 2018 hatchback. The color of the 2014 models are a bit light for my taste, but was good enough to be my first car. The 2018 models are a much more vibrant blue that is extremely satisfying to me, unfortunately they were $5000 out of my price range.

    RaySchrantzRaySchrantz9 цагийн өмнө
  • The millennials are sad and boring what I say

    Lex LeroLex Lero9 цагийн өмнө
  • In the day, the MOPAR color "plum crazy" went by another nickname. "Statutory grape." Not making this up.

    mattoramamattorama9 цагийн өмнө
  • I personally like a dark teal color for a vehicle. One of the coolest colors in my opinion is Army Green that Toyota uses for their pro versions of the Tundra and Sequoia.

    Randall CRandall C10 цагийн өмнө
  • I hate that honda thinks that a black interior with a creamy headliner looks good i want my car all black!!!!!!!

    jesus christjesus christ10 цагийн өмнө
  • I want to see two-tone come back stronger than ever before. It's expensive but it gives the car so much more character

    MrEvan1932MrEvan193210 цагийн өмнө
  • Recession: *Already happening* Nolan: I predict a recession! Psychics: 😯 He knows our ways.

    LogInfinityLogInfinity10 цагийн өмнө
  • Imagine being such a boring person that you pick a white car to match your apple products...

    NooB Auto PartsNooB Auto Parts10 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="591">9:51</a> "Lambos are yellow, Ferraris they're red, what's the point of having a car like that if it doesn't turn some heads." I love that

    JokingII chenJokingII chen10 цагийн өмнө
  • when you live on a gravel road, white hides the dirt like you wouldn't believe

    joe adamsjoe adams10 цагийн өмнө
  • It’s not just the outside of cars that have boring colors by the way. Interior colors are for the most part to blacks and tans, with maybe an occasional gray.

    Jonathan MooseyJonathan Moosey10 цагийн өмнө
  • my mom hates black, white and gray cars, so we almost never have cars with those colors

    nepareizinepareizi10 цагийн өмнө
  • they put fish in paint because sometimes you just need a little bit of extra protein for later

    J TechJ Tech10 цагийн өмнө
  • more like both consumers and companies got cheap

    MMO ArchivesMMO Archives10 цагийн өмнө
  • Pretty irresponsible during the COVID-19 pandemic to advertise the practice of borrowing a toothbrush in your advertisement of your wallet sponsor.

    Jonathan MooseyJonathan Moosey10 цагийн өмнө
  • My Audi is shocking pink,. I love the reactions of people to it on the road.

    P VisserP Visser10 цагийн өмнө
  • It isn’t just the color of cars that are boring now newer cars just look boring in general

    George Oscar BluthGeorge Oscar Bluth11 цагийн өмнө
  • no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

    [xzođıʌ][xzođıʌ]11 цагийн өмнө
  • Corona Green, its so hot right now.

    Alvaro Rivas BustamanteAlvaro Rivas Bustamante11 цагийн өмнө
  • Great video :D but there is one thing you got a bit wrong; the fish werent killed just for scales to make metalic paint. It wasnt wastefull as the fish would be killed anyways for their meat. And the meat was eaten anyways. The scales would go to waste so instead they were used in paint, anly later on when the need for scales started to be higher than the need for meat they started to use aluminium as an alternative to not excessively kill fish

    Jandalf PLJandalf PL11 цагийн өмнө
  • If Carlos Maza gained 80lbs

    ZeksteveZeksteve11 цагийн өмнө
  • Honda Fit color fun fact; for 2020 you can only get the LX manual in silver or gray. If you want an actual color you have to pay for and put up with a CVT or go to a Sport (and good luck actually finding a Sport MT in blue, red or especially orange).

    nlpntnlpnt11 цагийн өмнө
  • I will never buy a white car

    LattrodonLattrodon11 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="628">10:28</a> don't you mean colon instead of comma?

    Tony VistaTony Vista11 цагийн өмнө
  • silver red with white highlights

    Sea TreeSea Tree11 цагийн өмнө
  • Is it me..Or is Nolan actually hot asf

    Doom GuyDoom Guy11 цагийн өмнө
  • Then came the wrapping era..

    Gerald PasionGerald Pasion11 цагийн өмнө
  • Glad I'm not the only one thinking like that, also black and white are like luxury colors, think of BMW and Mercedes. My favorite is like darker lime green or teal/mint

    Oliver QueenOliver Queen12 цагийн өмнө
  • My garage is a rightbrain versus leftbrain juxtaposition of color. I just bought a brand new 2020 Subaru Outback XT Touring in their 'Magnetilite" (anthracite) color, which is fairly boring, but I still have my 2010 KIA Soul Sport in Molten Lava (bright red), with a two tone red and charcoal interior. That car had a freaking red dashboard in it! The KIA Soul and Dodge muscle cars were the most colorful of the last decade. But, we are now in darker times and the Subaru will blend in well with these times of darkness...

    Diego MontoyaDiego Montoya12 цагийн өмнө
  • I actually miss the darker and more bland colors of the mid 80s to mid 00s, not the brighter ones : dark green, dark red, dark blue, beige and tan. They always gave me a modest, yet classy vibe to them, even back when they were newer. Now I always call them retro colors. I've seen a lot of VW, Mercedes, BMW and Audi painted like that as a kid back in the 90s and they stuck with me. With the exception of black, silver and white, I actually find today's color options brighter.

    iAmDaosiAmDaos12 цагийн өмнө
  • I love that ad bad. Much respect

    Stephen MonclovaStephen Monclova12 цагийн өмнө
  • So lets make the colour of the car colurless.now this would be interesting......

    Jellybuns001Jellybuns00112 цагийн өмнө
  • My dads car is a navy blue E350 sport

    MrDogeYTMrDogeYT12 цагийн өмнө
  • looks outside white car, white truck, black truck, silver car, and blood red harley

    X-_ADR3NAL1Z3_-X on ps4X-_ADR3NAL1Z3_-X on ps412 цагийн өмнө
  • Remember nick jonas? This is him now: Feel old yet?

    FELIX THE CATFELIX THE CAT12 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="545">9:05</a> I thought this was a myth. My insurance company never asked for the color of my car.

    SimpleCircuitsSimpleCircuits12 цагийн өмнө
    • They don't need to ask you, as soon as your car's registration number is on their system they'll know what colour it was from the factory. Big Brother IS watching you, in more ways then we know about (and we know a LOT these days).

      Anthony JonesAnthony Jones10 цагийн өмнө
  • Even the shapes of Cars are boring now and becoming mono. One design is always perfect.

    LXW artsLXW arts12 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm glad to say that I drive a Hyundai Veloster in Vitamin C Pearl, so I'm definitely not contributing to this problem. :)

    LonyrLonyr13 цагийн өмнө
  • because car owners are not individualistic now.

    Bill KongBill Kong13 цагийн өмнө
  • Car colors are boring because cars are boring. They all look the same. A Kia or a BMW. I can't tell the difference other than the price

    onus gumbootonus gumboot13 цагийн өмнө
  • #BLUE ✌️

    Brandon TormaschyBrandon Tormaschy13 цагийн өмнө
  • My ep3 is silver. I wanna paint it though. Funny my other two cars are black. Lol

    Patrick CandlerPatrick Candler13 цагийн өмнө
  • My 05 sonata is a noice burgundy

    Matthew ArmstrongMatthew Armstrong13 цагийн өмнө