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 Media13 ngày trước
    • GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

      Aaron WhitesellAaron Whitesell13 ngày trước
    • Guard Green for the Mustang!

      Fred TanFred Tan13 ngày trước
    • Anything vibrant and fun really

      A1MARA1MAR13 ngày trước
    • Red colour

      Prashant MaharanaPrashant Maharana13 ngày trước
    • Goodwood green

      Matt NuttMatt Nutt13 ngày trước
  • A car that isn't sold black, white or silver would be a risk. Also, it would be awesome see those color names

    Rafael VitalRafael Vital3 giờ trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="415">6:55</a> mistake? Nolan cmon you're gonna make daddy jp mad

    Brandon VinsonBrandon Vinson3 giờ trước
  • Never knew the car count was 77% gray silver or white

    Cooldude AwesomeCooldude Awesome3 giờ trước
  • Uh, a brazilian song are sing in the background nice!

    João PedroJoão Pedro3 giờ trước
  • I’m basic so Ford’s Performance Blue and Audi’s Nardo Grey

    XDIEx DyeCastXDIEx DyeCast5 giờ trước
  • 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.

    BuzzBuzz7 giờ trước
  • no one: ford lighting:hold meh beer

    azeem aizzuddinazeem aizzuddin7 giờ trước
  • Interessting. Thank you! Here in Germany we had a short time when blue was the most selling color in the early 2000.

    asterixxerasterixxer7 giờ trước
  • I mean you can't diss a beautiful exotic car painted matte black That is just an instant boner when you see one

    Daddy RaksaDaddy Raksa8 giờ trước
  • 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.

    lawrence mcateelawrence mcatee8 giờ trước
  • 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.😅😅😂

    Amber AgarwalAmber Agarwal9 giờ trước
  • Midnight purple

    SVU CarsSVU Cars10 giờ trước
  • wtf there were three ads in the video

    a6a611 giờ trước
  • 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.

    Nicolle HerrNicolle Herr12 giờ trước
  • 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!

    Ian ChameleonIan Chameleon13 giờ trước
  • Midnight Purple. Nissan 1996 BCNR33 Skyline

    Colwyn LawtonColwyn Lawton14 giờ trước
  • Guilty my car is white

    Erik AngerErik Anger14 giờ trước
  • Did i hear something about a recession

    CappoCappo15 giờ trước
  • Chose « hot lava » for my scion FR-S, then yellow/black for my motorcycle.

    p016264p01626416 giờ trước
  • No one: Ford lightning:hold meh beer

    Arronmation YtArronmation Yt16 giờ trước
  • Ford Mustang “gotta have it greenl

    David RyanDavid Ryan16 giờ trước
  • Everyone went cheap as hell. Thats what happened.

    paleshogun13paleshogun1317 giờ trước
  • 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

    PsychoLucarioPsychoLucario17 giờ trước
  • no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

    Aben KassingAben Kassing18 giờ trước
  • Wow, newer think about colours of cars like this.

    hellnet88hellnet8821 giờ trước
  • 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

    Alexander OrtigozaAlexander Ortigoza22 giờ trước
  • <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

    tolga1cooltolga1cool22 giờ trước
  • Meanwhile in Cuba: it's always prosperity!

    12OclockLow12OclockLow22 giờ trước
  • 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

    Dar CastroDar Castro22 giờ trước
  • <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.

    Jason ScottJason ScottNgày trước
  • A 95 f350 painted light metallic blue

    forza is funforza is funNgày trước
  • That metal wallet is an easy pick. Just sayin

    Benjamin PorterBenjamin PorterNgày trước
  • 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

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

    Moe D.Moe D.Ngày trước
  • My favourite colour is Red Hot on the Mustang. Also known as Rapid Red.

    Martin JuddMartin JuddNgày trước
  • My favourite paint has to be lumilor.

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

    CMDR BouncyStickmanCMDR BouncyStickmanNgày trước
  • 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! 😍

    Ross GoodwinRoss GoodwinNgày trước
  • 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.

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

    Professor BProfessor BNgày trước
  • Finally a Nolan video that doesn't suck.

    Kieran SulikoskyKieran SulikoskyNgày trước
  • We did bounce back until the coronavirus

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

    Mohd Aiman AzrieMohd Aiman AzrieNgày trước
  • <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.

    EzydeniasEzydeniasNgày trước
  • 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.

    Aperture MichelleAperture MichelleNgày trước
  • For me the absence of manual trans is the one of the main factors that makes modern cars boooring

    Cyril MatthewCyril MatthewNgày trước
  • 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

    Angus Loughor-ClarkeAngus Loughor-ClarkeNgày trước
  • 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.

    James andradeJames andradeNgày trước
  • I just bought a blue truck. Heck!

    HumechHumechNgày trước
  • Panther Pink!!

    Kevin CruzKevin CruzNgày trước
  • yeah all the other colors look cool but im a sucker for some white

    Tony Big MusclesTony Big MusclesNgày trước
  • 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.

    Chris MarshallChris MarshallNgày trước
  • Why do cars look so bad now

    Bling-Bling BoyBling-Bling BoyNgày trước
  • vw's tornado red

    Alex FisherAlex FisherNgày trước
  • 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!

    SpaceSpaiderSpaceSpaiderNgày trước
  • Both of my cars are black on black hahahahahaha

    Drum44erDrum44erNgày trước
  • 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.

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

    John LeeJohn LeeNgày trước
  • I own a silver e36 and it's SO BORING

    Marko KapMarko KapNgày trước
  • no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

    dotdotNgày trước
  • Way to predict a recession during a recession...

    Steve FugateSteve FugateNgày trước
  • Please explain how to paint with milk

    eduardo riveraeduardo riveraNgày trước
  • Nice video #AMMOTIVATIONAL

    Ashok mahayAshok mahayNgày trước
  • 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

    Yellow CircleYellow CircleNgày trước
  • 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. 💩☹

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

    John McCallJohn McCall2 ngày trước
  • I want a purple car!

    Sinead ThomasSinead Thomas2 ngày trước
  • Nobody: My shitbox 96 grand cherokee in cherry red: Hold Meh Beer

    Henry JasonHenry Jason2 ngày trước
  • erm, the higher insurance for red cars is a myth

    ZosterZoster2 ngày trước
  • 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

    Keaton BrayKeaton Bray2 ngày trước
  • It’s all like black and white in the 2000’s.

    Ciel MendozaCiel Mendoza2 ngày trước
  • It depends on the country. In Spain and in Germany cars have all sorts of colors

    vortex traxpellvortex traxpell2 ngày trước
  • Or that ugly so called gold color, aka tan or beige colored.

    John FoltzJohn Foltz2 ngày trước
  • Here in Thailand there is only one unique blue color. MG ZS (ZULU SIERRA) EV (100% electric) The color: COPENHAGEN BLUE! viproject.info/it/video/p9LYy5qmqaOtatw

    John K LindgrenJohn K Lindgren2 ngày trước
  • <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)

    John K LindgrenJohn K Lindgren2 ngày trước
  • 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

    turn on tune in drop outturn on tune in drop out2 ngày trước
  • Its cause people are boring

    I eat foodI eat food2 ngày trước
  • Nardo gry is my color of my audi a3 8p coupe 2005.

    Draqu VerDeDraqu VerDe2 ngày trước
  • BMW's Crimson Red for the 6th series 635CSI

    bwateverbwatever2 ngày trước