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

    16 dögum síðan

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

    • Expose mE

      Expose mE

      Degi Síðan síðan

      concrete grey

    • Aaron Whitesell

      Aaron Whitesell

      15 dögum síðan

      GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

    • Fred Tan

      Fred Tan

      15 dögum síðan

      Guard Green for the Mustang!

    • A1MAR


      15 dögum síðan

      Anything vibrant and fun really

    • Prashant Maharana

      Prashant Maharana

      15 dögum síðan

      Red colour

  • Dave D

    Dave D

    19 mínútum síðan

    Ford Australia and Holden both had mad colours

  • Agent Clod

    Agent Clod

    43 mínútum síðan

    My dream car is a Tesla model 3 performance blue 19 in wheles all black interior

  • Agent Clod

    Agent Clod

    44 mínútum síðan

    I like blue cars

  • Victor Titov

    Victor Titov

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    but why is it especially the case in Turkey? There are literally only black, white and gray cars on the road there, almost no colors.

  • PapierPanierPiano


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Why don't we cover cars with plants, vines and flowers? Would be beautiful and help (a lot) with climate change

  • tim zhang

    tim zhang

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Mazda Red! Eye candy 🍭

  • Jackson Darcus

    Jackson Darcus

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Ferrari Yellow and Firebird Blue! Nice vid brah!

  • Silas Harris

    Silas Harris

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Platinum white🕺🏻

  • Syair Delisfort

    Syair Delisfort

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    We don’t want that insurance to shoot up over a color😭

  • Michael Njoku

    Michael Njoku

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    no one:
    ford lighting: hold my beer

  • Stephen B

    Stephen B

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    My car is.......

    white 😬😬

  • ms quik

    ms quik

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like it just depends on what car it is like on a 2018 c63 amg id go a nice white but if it was a 69 lincoln continental id have a nice black but if it was a mclaren 720s id get a orange or blue

  • Adam Neulander

    Adam Neulander

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    White cars are best, since it reflects heat, and your car will therefore be less of an oven.

  • Jérémie Michaud

    Jérémie Michaud

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    no one:
    ford lightning: hold meh beer

  • Unread Apocrypha

    Unread Apocrypha

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    I got a white hatchback and painted my rims, logos, and some other bits and bobs black and I immediately began getting compliments, I honestly go into my garage at night and check out my car just because I enjoy looking at my new color scheme. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

  • blerim kqiku

    blerim kqiku

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    My favorite color is the red ruby used on 2015 to 2017 Lincoln Navigator L and in the new Lincoln Navigator L

  • josh dominguez

    josh dominguez

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    I actually really like white especially on a bmw looks so good

  • Eric Guerra

    Eric Guerra

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    95 dollar wallet on average???
    Fuck that!!

  • PurpleGuy CraftYT

    PurpleGuy CraftYT

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    When I watched the video, I started to notice I'm born in the wrong generation😳....

  • Carlos Leal

    Carlos Leal

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I like the Honda Civic type R combination of white, black and red accents

  • Patrick Aeschlimann

    Patrick Aeschlimann

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Would brightly colored ccars not cost less to insure? They are more visible

  • Clit Commander69

    Clit Commander69

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Hell yeah, my dad bought me a 1964 4 door Dodge coronet 440 for graduating high school. We’ve been going through it, and now I’m just waiting for my new gas tank to get here on my birthday so we can go for a drive!🤘🤘

  • Spencer Brown

    Spencer Brown

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    I have a green pickup truck

  • HipHop Opotamus

    HipHop Opotamus

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Stupid leftist

  • Charn Y

    Charn Y

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    are you related to Chris Pratt by any chance?

  • Fernando II de Taboada

    Fernando II de Taboada

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    5:27 what you don't know is that aluminum was extremely expensive back in the day, so it was cheaper to just skin herrings than to use flakes of aluminum.

  • Lane Hogger

    Lane Hogger

    13 klukkustundum síðan

    I’ve always liked White cars. From back in the 80s to today.

  • AnimeKing #1999

    AnimeKing #1999

    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I like 90s and 2000s cars

  • Thomas farquhar

    Thomas farquhar

    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Sometimes I wish I was around back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s because car colours looked cool

  • iMANTlS


    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank god Ferraris and Lamborghinis are there to make any color looks good

  • iMANTlS


    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Black is never boring

  • Romka Petrarka

    Romka Petrarka

    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Alfa Rosso ha ha

  • Supa Savage

    Supa Savage

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Hippie days brother

  • Clifford Bryan john Wilson

    Clifford Bryan john Wilson

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    So it's kinda the middle management guys that are screwed or are boring because like you said cheaper hatchbacks are colourful and ridiculously pricey cars also have colours.

  • Bronson Jones

    Bronson Jones

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    AMC big bad colors

  • Cyber Virgin

    Cyber Virgin

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    I dunno, I love my car colors I have. I remember when I bought my 4th gen Maxima the owner was like yeah the car is gold/beige hopefully I don't care about the color. First I was like whatever, cuz the car had/has low milage. Slowly it grew on me and I'll definetly keep it, maybe make it a bit more vivid.. :D Haven't got a speeding ticket with my red teggy yet. :) My BMW is Granite Silver Metallic which is quite boring but still sexy on that car.



    19 klukkustundum síðan

    can you do one video on Hyundai Accent https://youtu.be/WoqhfW8lTW4

  • Erik_ Flom_

    Erik_ Flom_

    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Best coloured car is and will always be a jaguar e type in lime green!!!

  • Brendan Johnson

    Brendan Johnson

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    I want a green ram truck not too green like lime green but like Gravedigger green

  • edy dj

    edy dj

    21 klukkustund síðan

    You missed a U in the color m8!



    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Well it's Soo boring here in my city all I see is blacked out cars and trucks

  • Justin Linden

    Justin Linden

    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Another reason theres a lot white cars is company cars

  • Chayzz Devyant

    Chayzz Devyant

    Degi Síðan síðan

    "laughs in shock yellow Sonic"

  • Jeremy Toh

    Jeremy Toh

    Degi Síðan síðan

    My favourite is Honda Integra Type R’s Championship White! 😍

  • Jeremy Toh

    Jeremy Toh

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Pyroxylin can now be found in every human now. Thanks Du Pont.

  • Jotaro & Johlyne Kujo

    Jotaro & Johlyne Kujo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    "you can have any color you like, so long as its not jewish"

    -Henry Ford, probably

  • theedmee


    Degi Síðan síðan

    The thing about red cars is a logical fallacy. Statistically, the proportion of drivers of red cars will always be smaller, so it’s easy to skew numbers; I’m on two red cars in a row now, and my insurance is quite reasonable. I also have been on the road with no speeding tickets for 22 years, though. 👍🏽

  • Mikhail Alhazred

    Mikhail Alhazred

    Degi Síðan síðan


  • EuronDiabetes


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Midnight purple III intensifies

  • Tyler Phizackerley

    Tyler Phizackerley

    Degi Síðan síðan

    White is my favourite colour

  • ZeldaFeb


    Degi Síðan síðan

    no one:
    this guy: *calls a colon a "comma"*

  • Gus Rizzuto

    Gus Rizzuto

    Degi Síðan síðan

    lol tatally predicted the virus

  • Brian Dockerty

    Brian Dockerty

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I prefer a white car as it always looks far cleaner than other colours. Black cars always need cleaning to look good.

  • Ezra Redgwell

    Ezra Redgwell

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Look at the mustang it still has funky colours

  • Patryk Biega

    Patryk Biega

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I will have a plum crazy car one day
    Make an up to speed on it

  • kynandesouza


    Degi Síðan síðan

    British Racing Green

  • Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have a pine green tbird, midnight metallic blue tbird, and a red convertible mustang with a white interior. My white lincoln is a pearled metallic. Boring colors are eye sores on the road...

  • Duffimus Prime

    Duffimus Prime

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love my Dragon Green Matallic Chevy Sonic RS. I would say it's pretty rare, they used the color for only 2 years 2014 and 2015

  • japekto


    Degi Síðan síðan

    I love the blue streak metallic of my 2019 Toyota Camry SE. True, there are a gazillion of them. So? It still looks nice and showcases a nice wax job. Wax it with Meguiar's spray wax for black paint and my car got a lot of second looks from those who drove far more expensive cars. Blue Streak Metallic + Meguiar's black paint spray wax + dark window tint = Wow!

  • Meike Hlodwig

    Meike Hlodwig

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Currently liking Mercedes green hell magno. So good.

  • Luke Matthews

    Luke Matthews

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Laughing in purple with green flames hot rod.

  • Shoggo


    Degi Síðan síðan

    One reason I’ve always been told is that colorful cars draw more eyes, and therefor are more likely to be stolen

  • bigmacnolettuce


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Dodge was a bad example. They offer a variety of awsome colours.. probably the only brand to do so still.

  • Better Electrically

    Better Electrically

    Degi Síðan síðan

    That's kinda ironic, I loved blue and red that sharp color is awesome but I got silver since it was cheaper. That plum crazy would be nice for it to come back

  • Tyl Reyes

    Tyl Reyes

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Its not boring its called modern style

  • Austin Vargas

    Austin Vargas

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Synergy Green is definitely one of the best car colors!

  • Zubin B

    Zubin B

    Degi Síðan síðan

    The production quality on these is spectacular. What's the background music in the intro?

  • Deadeyebaron


    Degi Síðan síðan

    It was 2 GRAND extra to make our 2017 f250 ruby red, but damn does it look good

  • Gregorio Nocco

    Gregorio Nocco

    Degi Síðan síðan

    i wonder how many of you have colorfull clothings. car are in black/withe/gray for the same reason we wear only those 3 colors (at least here in italy)
    literally rn how many of you are wearing a tshirt not in the black wihe gray gradient?

  • Kevin Cobang

    Kevin Cobang

    Degi Síðan síðan

    low-key colors, try to blend in especially if you're using your whole speedometer

  • Chike Chovis

    Chike Chovis

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Nolan is knows what’s up.

  • D'yer Maker

    D'yer Maker

    Degi Síðan síðan

    A waxed black car is always better looking to me. Metallic sky blue and metallic orange/rust are great colors too.

  • Rohit Waghmare

    Rohit Waghmare

    Degi Síðan síðan


  • KanishQ Quotes

    KanishQ Quotes

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have a red ford so you're welcome

  • Hadez43


    Degi Síðan síðan

    No one:
    Holden/HSV: *Light my fire orange, Sun Of a gun grey, Sting Red*
    and best of all? **SPITFIRE GREEN**

    • Slayermetallica69


      Degi Síðan síðan

      Heroin white

  • blackvar0


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Subaru seems to be an exception to the weird color resale rule. I mean, for crissakes they actively push their Sunshine Orange for their Crosstrek...an amazing car that should have a turbo charged manual trans to give us a modern alternative to the amazing Forester XT

  • richard carr

    richard carr

    Degi Síðan síðan

    l hate black on everything on wheels BRING BACK THE COLORS BABY

  • Ben R

    Ben R

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Oh god I’m expecting 2022 cars to have no paint at all on them at the rate things are going.

  • Annoyed Armos

    Annoyed Armos

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Automotive regulations are completely fucked up.
    "Trucks and SUVs have a much higher point of impact and much more mass to the point of killing pedestrians at low speeds, how do we address this?"
    "outlaw flip up headlights lol"

    • devilman2197


      Degi Síðan síðan

      thats what lifetime seated politicisn will do, they get disconnected from reslity