Why Car Colors Are Boring Now

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

6 dögum síðan
Aaron Whitesell
Aaron Whitesell

GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

6 dögum síðan
Fred Tan
Fred Tan

Guard Green for the Mustang!

6 dögum síðan
A1MAR
A1MAR

Anything vibrant and fun really

6 dögum síðan
Prashant Maharana
Prashant Maharana

Red colour

6 dögum síðan
Matt Nutt
Matt Nutt

Goodwood green

6 dögum síðan
fenrirgg
fenrirgg

I live in the Chihuahuan Desert and here a white vehicle is about survival 🏜 (I had a black car many years ago and all the CD's melted like cheese, damn), still if you have a lot of spare time for waiting AC to cool the car then you can have a black car 😐

9 mínútum síðan
Skylarius
Skylarius

Isn't a white car more of an insurance risk due to it being stolen and easily repainted?

18 mínútum síðan
mikin lirou
mikin lirou

Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming

28 sekúndur síðan
Ethan Rogers
Ethan Rogers

It was the era of colour. Everything from 70s-90s was filled with colour. I didn't even live in that time and I miss it.

21 mínútu síðan
mikin lirou
mikin lirou

and Dodge all make or made cars that I like so I like all 3 brands)

4 sekúndum síðan
Christoph K.
Christoph K.

When I was buying a (grey) car: Dealer: Doesn't that color look great? Me: No. Not at all. I prefer colorful colors.

58 mínútum síðan
piezerchief
piezerchief

Back in 2008 when I painted a car it was £500 for a litre of viper green paint youll need a few litres of paint to paint a car who's knows about today's prices but I'm sure that will be the reason

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PHILMKD1995
PHILMKD1995

Oh fuck, I have a red car.

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PHILMKD1995
PHILMKD1995

I like Silver. Grey. And Black. And Lime.

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Denis Begic
Denis Begic

Yeah Apple lol gtfo

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dogfish 4x4
dogfish 4x4

Another thing to note is fleet vehicles are typically white

3 klukkustundum síðan
수미셸
수미셸

My main problem with different colours, they'll never look as clean after a wash. White can easily look dirty, but it can also look cleaner after a wash. I choose my colour depending on the design. Current car: Honda Civic RS (So, Sport line)

4 klukkustundum síðan
ShadesOfPayne
ShadesOfPayne

No one: Ford Lightning: hold meh beer

4 klukkustundum síðan
RagingPhXp
RagingPhXp

and here i am, loving my deep blue e46

4 klukkustundum síðan
armando cardoso
armando cardoso

The red Corvette's of the 50s... Learn about cars first before making videos. That was a c2 vette. Definitely not a 50s car, also painting cars naked.... really, what r u? 5 years old and believe any urban legend. Lol you suck and ur videos suck.

4 klukkustundum síðan
armando cardoso
armando cardoso

Get your facts and dates right.

4 klukkustundum síðan
Straight Line Cycles
Straight Line Cycles

No one, ford lightning, hold my beer.

4 klukkustundum síðan
MetalMark
MetalMark

Pearl white mazda 6

5 klukkustundum síðan
casper aalders
casper aalders

My golf 3 is dark green

5 klukkustundum síðan
Shelby427
Shelby427

Dodge brought back sublime green which is one of my favorite car colors so there's a little respect for Dodge there, now we just need a manual Charger (I say that Ford, Chevy and Dodge all make or made cars that I like so I like all 3 brands)

5 klukkustundum síðan
Sergey Grushin
Sergey Grushin

Not only their colors are boring, the whole design industry nowadays is just underwhelming

6 klukkustundum síðan
GRiLaKa
GRiLaKa

But but but.... I want my car the same color as the RGB on my PC....

6 klukkustundum síðan
MrChesney93
MrChesney93

The weird blue Mazda has!!!

6 klukkustundum síðan
Roy
Roy

no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

6 klukkustundum síðan
Paul S
Paul S

Forest Green/Midnight Green like on the iPhone 11 Pro is the GOT color

7 klukkustundum síðan
Hyperdrive E
Hyperdrive E

Silver is a relatively new color. It would fade off before clear coat. We are living in a grey palette decade. (Or 2) Houses, (every hgtv show) cars & clothes. It will eventually pass. Everything grey will soon seem dated. A monumental social change sometimes correlates with a shift of thought. Possibly this recession might be a good time to create a new palette? Personally, I’ve been waiting for it. Grey is pitifully sad. What color do you think maybe next? Do you think the pendulum will swing far? Please God, don’t make a pastels! Great topic. Nice video!

7 klukkustundum síðan
generolmatt4
generolmatt4

I don't like all the boring colors either. My favorite color is green but it's hard to find on cars. I didn't want any of those boring colors so I got a dark blue car instead.

8 klukkustundum síðan
Timothy Fogarty
Timothy Fogarty

Ah ha my good Nolan luckily for you there are car wraps that have an assortment of colors. You want plum crazy? Wrap it!

8 klukkustundum síðan
Raze Pulse
Raze Pulse

You’re right

8 klukkustundum síðan
Tony
Tony

Did yall know Henry Ford was buddy buddy with Hitler?

8 klukkustundum síðan
Atticus
Atticus

wrblue and plum crazy fr best paint jobs

8 klukkustundum síðan
Dave Virag
Dave Virag

I own a 2015 Silver Ice Metallic Camaro because it is the easiest colour to keep clean and shiny by waxing it every year like my 2004 Galaxy Silver Metallic Impala I used to own which I waxed every year too! I also had a 2006 Gloss Black Impala which was the hardest colour to keep clean which was also waxed every year! For durability I found my 2000 Dark Carmine Red Metallic (Dark Maroon Metallic) Monte Carlo was the worst colour for durability because it oxidized and faded with in four years of owning it even when I waxed it! My Uncle had the same colour on his 1976 Impala 4 door hardtop sport sedan and he had the same problems I had with my Monte Carlo too! He waxed his Impala also and it faded and oxidized like my Monte! He never bought that colour again when he bought a brand new 1985 Impala to replace his 1976 Impala! His 1985 was a two tone Gold Metallic and Dark Brown Metallic which was more durable and lasted longer even when he waxed his 1985 Impala every year till he passed away in 1994 when his girlfriend's daughter bought the car from her mom where the paint on it was still in good condition and glossy/shiny!

9 klukkustundum síðan
plurby
plurby

Idk, Toyota has voodoo blue right now and it's pretty loud as a color comes

9 klukkustundum síðan
Zane Newby
Zane Newby

No one: Ford lighting: hold my beer

9 klukkustundum síðan
Logan P.
Logan P.

It's easy. Karen's like their Honda Pilots to be a boring color because they think that brightly colored cars are only driven by sinful, street racing hooligans who only want to cause a ruckus for their own pleasure.

9 klukkustundum síðan
Michael Glassmoyer
Michael Glassmoyer

Very simple answer about why the subcompact cars come in bright colors: younger buyers. Bright colors are designed to attract a younger crowd, who usually have less money to buy a fancier, more blandly painted car. Subcompact cars are cheaper, so it's within the price range for the younger buyers OR their parents, who don't want to splurge on their kid's first car if they're even going to be generous and buy one. Other related reason for subcompacts being tied to younger buyers and bright colors by extension: city driving. Subcompacts are more fuel efficient, particularly in cities, and fuel efficiency is important to younger buyers for a number of reasons (price, environmental consciousness among the current under-30 crowd, etc.). Moreover, parking in a city is made easier when you have a smaller car. And why is the city relevant? Currently, younger people are gravitating toward more urban areas—suburban environments are too expensive, rural environments aren't interesting to the current youth climate. All this is to say that there's a reason why you see lime green Ford Fiestas. It's the damn kids.

9 klukkustundum síðan
Tim Slee
Tim Slee

That also explains why modern homes are painted in shades of gray. We live in boring times.

9 klukkustundum síðan
Paul S
Paul S

Or because bright colors look tacky

7 klukkustundum síðan
Benjamin Hackett
Benjamin Hackett

6:55 Umm, your silver and white animation is swapped... ;)

10 klukkustundum síðan
Oz Bloke
Oz Bloke

The cars are boring so the colour might has well be!

10 klukkustundum síðan
Horrible Deplorable
Horrible Deplorable

I was following a white 4 door cavalier in my white 4 door cavalier earlier this week...

10 klukkustundum síðan
Hagota
Hagota

the dealer only had white jettas, thats why my car is white. vw only made them in like 3 colors i guess. id want pretty much any other color

10 klukkustundum síðan
Nostromos
Nostromos

Back in the late 90's I drive a red mustang hatchback at 5 - 10 over the limit and never got pulled over. A good friend drove a green Dodge Stratus at the speed limit and was always getting stopped along the same stretch of road I was driving. Car color has nothing to do with it. Neither does race. I'm Hispanic and my friend...white.

10 klukkustundum síðan
Pranav Ashok
Pranav Ashok

New cars are boooooring

10 klukkustundum síðan
Paul S
Paul S

New Toyota lineup is amazing

7 klukkustundum síðan
Dillon Fesmire
Dillon Fesmire

1979 freewheeling fords hold my beer

10 klukkustundum síðan
Greg Gallop N5MKH
Greg Gallop N5MKH

I think we are just a few years a way from an age where all cars come painted in white or black and then you pick your wrap color at the dealership and that is how you get your color. On every car. White and Black will be seen as poor mans cars or utilitarian.

10 klukkustundum síðan
Cayson Ellsworth
Cayson Ellsworth

I think VW did a good job with their "Spectrum" colors in their new cars. Personally, I love the VW Mk4 Laguna Blue that was on the GLI.

10 klukkustundum síðan
spthibault
spthibault

I had a 58 Ford shortbed that was metallic mint blue... idk why it was called mint but it was awesome.

11 klukkustundum síðan
Hurricane Furia
Hurricane Furia

This sums up why I have an intense hatred of modern cars

11 klukkustundum síðan
Eric Cook
Eric Cook

Not sure about all new car dealers but GM and Nissan have black white and silver as base colours and all other colours are an added cost option when you look through the options page of the brochures

11 klukkustundum síðan
JayMeme’s
JayMeme’s

Nah in our island you gonna see a lot of black,white,red,blue,some yellow,and grey cars

11 klukkustundum síðan
Dieter Zerressen
Dieter Zerressen

You missed that interiors used to match the cool colors of the outside. Now they are 99% black. Very sad. ps: the recession is already here - it was here on March 23rd as well. Might even be a depression.

11 klukkustundum síðan
Aliefnoufals
Aliefnoufals

Do Vespa 🛵

11 klukkustundum síðan
Camrin Hurley
Camrin Hurley

statisticians: there might be a recession in the next few years. Covid-19: yes there will

11 klukkustundum síðan
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke

i miss cars being allowed to be brown

11 klukkustundum síðan
Hipster Tacos
Hipster Tacos

This must have been filmed a while ago if Nolan is thinking we 𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 have another recession soon.

12 klukkustundum síðan
EverybodyYT 44396122
EverybodyYT 44396122

Everyone knows Red and Yellow cars are faster

12 klukkustundum síðan
3a9lani
3a9lani

2020 : Nardo grey...nardo grey evreywhere

12 klukkustundum síðan
Jethro Ingka
Jethro Ingka

I like black cars but for some reason all my cars are silver & grey. I wonder what went wrong...🤔

12 klukkustundum síðan
Geo Ore
Geo Ore

Shoutout to Nolan who predicted the recession that’s happening right now lol

12 klukkustundum síðan
Captn RAMBO
Captn RAMBO

Me: just hold my beer

12 klukkustundum síðan
YBLate
YBLate

Nolan is the funniest

12 klukkustundum síðan
josh rigby
josh rigby

Still gonna buy a World rally blue WRX

12 klukkustundum síðan
Max Aguirre
Max Aguirre

I was thinking to myself “Damn you’re basic if you drive a white/black car” untill i realised i drive a black toyota celica🤦🏽‍♂️

12 klukkustundum síðan
FW911
FW911

6:54 Your paint cans are backwards.

12 klukkustundum síðan
Non Mutual Group
Non Mutual Group

Basically The World Got Dumber What Ive Learned Is The Future Is Not "Futuristic" For Example I Bet A Burger And Fries In The 50s Was Far Better Than Any Burger Now...Etc

13 klukkustundum síðan
Tuprima Entanga
Tuprima Entanga

Intro song name?

13 klukkustundum síðan
Dale Frolander
Dale Frolander

Forest Green with tan interior

13 klukkustundum síðan
selfreference2
selfreference2

Green!

13 klukkustundum síðan
Ranzy Campbell
Ranzy Campbell

It's not just you... But I already pay YouTube monthly so I don't have to watch commercials. Now many content providers include commercials during their content. I always jump past the forced commercial but I don't like it.

13 klukkustundum síðan
Pellervo Kaskinen
Pellervo Kaskinen

I may be an exception, but to me there is a practical issue. When test driving two cars on a sales lot in latter part of a summer afternoon, i felt scorched in the dark blue car, while the silvery one was much more tolerable. The only thing that I had to fix on the silvery one was the color of the dark floor mats (the only choice).. Actually, summer upon us soon again, I probably am going to redo the floor mat treatment, as the original dark gray seems to be emerging again.

13 klukkustundum síðan
carlokrenzelak
carlokrenzelak

I like the ugly color interiors. white, red, blue. blue is just the worst. I wish they would bring back different color interiors

13 klukkustundum síðan
Samuel McGarvey
Samuel McGarvey

Ford's Grabber Orange.

13 klukkustundum síðan
Aaronage
Aaronage

I kinda want something bright and colourful.... but I also like the anonymity of a silver car. Plus yeah, re sale value 🙏

14 klukkustundum síðan
EpicTacoCatGalaxy
EpicTacoCatGalaxy

Bring back colorful cars

14 klukkustundum síðan
Divine Chaos
Divine Chaos

takes me long enough to shine the chrome on my bike. Dont need more on my car

14 klukkustundum síðan
gismo130
gismo130

I didn’t buy a white car because of a trend. It’s fucking hot in Australia and everyone knows light colours like silver and white reflect light and heat better.... black and dark colours absorb more light and heat which causes damage inside the vehicle. Lighter colours also less prone to fading

14 klukkustundum síðan
Scott t
Scott t

So a couple things you might want to clarify, otherwise your journalism is crappy: 1) fish scale was used in paints years ago because the US as a country at more fish so there was more fish scale available for other purposes. 2) It is NOT more expensive to insure a red car. I don’t know why this rumor still exists.

14 klukkustundum síðan
Gabriel Pizarro
Gabriel Pizarro

Subaru: *Laughs in World Rally Blue*

14 klukkustundum síðan
TheUnlimited001
TheUnlimited001

We need more Navy Blue and Forest Green cars.

15 klukkustundum síðan
Mohammed Almahsiri
Mohammed Almahsiri

I hate white black silver and gold cars... Some people feel the rain and others get wet only "Bob marley"

15 klukkustundum síðan
Tom Sherwood
Tom Sherwood

And...when I was a kid in the 60's, it was more the colors that sold us Hot Wheels cars than just the car itself!

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