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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  1. Donut Media

    Donut Media12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  2. Aaron Whitesell

    Aaron Whitesell12 өдрийн өмнө

    GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

  3. Fred Tan

    Fred Tan12 өдрийн өмнө

    Guard Green for the Mustang!

  4. A1MAR

    A1MAR12 өдрийн өмнө

    Anything vibrant and fun really

  5. Prashant Maharana

    Prashant Maharana12 өдрийн өмнө

    Red colour

  6. Matt Nutt

    Matt Nutt12 өдрийн өмнө

    Goodwood green

  7. Professor B

    Professor B5 цагийн өмнө

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

  8. Kieran Sulikosky

    Kieran Sulikosky5 цагийн өмнө

    Finally a Nolan video that doesn't suck.

  9. Lucifer Masked

    Lucifer Masked5 цагийн өмнө

    We did bounce back until the coronavirus

  10. Mohd Aiman Azrie

    Mohd Aiman Azrie5 цагийн өмнө

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

  11. Ezydenias

    Ezydenias5 цагийн өмнө

    <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.

  12. Aperture Michelle

    Aperture Michelle6 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  13. Cyril Matthew

    Cyril Matthew6 цагийн өмнө

    For me the absence of manual trans is the one of the main factors that makes modern cars boooring

  14. Angus Loughor-Clarke

    Angus Loughor-Clarke7 цагийн өмнө

    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

  15. James andrade

    James andrade8 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  16. Humech

    Humech9 цагийн өмнө

    I just bought a blue truck. Heck!

  17. Kevin Cruz

    Kevin Cruz9 цагийн өмнө

    Panther Pink!!

  18. Tony Big Muscles

    Tony Big Muscles10 цагийн өмнө

    yeah all the other colors look cool but im a sucker for some white

  19. Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall10 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  20. Bling-Bling Boy

    Bling-Bling Boy11 цагийн өмнө

    Why do cars look so bad now

  21. Alex Fisher

    Alex Fisher11 цагийн өмнө

    vw's tornado red

  22. SpaceSpaider

    SpaceSpaider13 цагийн өмнө

    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!

  23. Drum44er

    Drum44er13 цагийн өмнө

    Both of my cars are black on black hahahahahaha

  24. Tyler Humpfer

    Tyler Humpfer14 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  25. John Lee

    John Lee15 цагийн өмнө

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

  26. Marko Kap

    Marko Kap15 цагийн өмнө

    I own a silver e36 and it's SO BORING

  27. dot

    dot15 цагийн өмнө

    no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

  28. Steve Fugate

    Steve Fugate16 цагийн өмнө

    Way to predict a recession during a recession...

  29. eduardo rivera

    eduardo rivera17 цагийн өмнө

    Please explain how to paint with milk

  30. Ashok mahay

    Ashok mahay18 цагийн өмнө

    Nice video #AMMOTIVATIONAL

  31. Yellow Circle

    Yellow Circle18 цагийн өмнө

    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

  32. searcher

    searcher19 цагийн өмнө

    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. 💩☹

  33. John McCall

    John McCall19 цагийн өмнө

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

  34. Sinead Thomas

    Sinead Thomas20 цагийн өмнө

    I want a purple car!

  35. Henry Jason

    Henry Jason20 цагийн өмнө

    Nobody: My shitbox 96 grand cherokee in cherry red: Hold Meh Beer

  36. Zoster

    Zoster20 цагийн өмнө

    erm, the higher insurance for red cars is a myth

  37. Keaton Bray

    Keaton Bray21 цагийн өмнө

    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

  38. Ciel Mendoza

    Ciel Mendoza23 цагийн өмнө

    It’s all like black and white in the 2000’s.

  39. vortex traxpell

    vortex traxpell23 цагийн өмнө

    It depends on the country. In Spain and in Germany cars have all sorts of colors

  40. John Foltz

    John Foltz23 цагийн өмнө

    Or that ugly so called gold color, aka tan or beige colored.

  41. John K Lindgren

    John K LindgrenӨдрийн өмнө

    Here in Thailand there is only one unique blue color. MG ZS (ZULU SIERRA) EV (100% electric) The color: COPENHAGEN BLUE! mngos.info/video/ns_bnmymrNfXb7A.html

  42. John K Lindgren

    John K LindgrenӨдрийн өмнө

    <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)

  43. turn on tune in drop out

    turn on tune in drop outӨдрийн өмнө

    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

  44. I eat food

    I eat foodӨдрийн өмнө

    Its cause people are boring

  45. Draqu VerDe

    Draqu VerDeӨдрийн өмнө

    Nardo gry is my color of my audi a3 8p coupe 2005.

  46. bwatever

    bwateverӨдрийн өмнө

    BMW's Crimson Red for the 6th series 635CSI

  47. Mercedes Benz 30 Years DTM

    Mercedes Benz 30 Years DTMӨдрийн өмнө

    You simplify your life or *simp* lify ur life? Which one?

  48. oh boy

    oh boyӨдрийн өмнө

    future: need more color in cars coronavirus: hold my bear

  49. Bdawg 11

    Bdawg 11Өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah man I got a bright blue 1997 4 runner and my mom has a white 2018 4 runner. What’s up with that

  50. NeverMetTheGuy

    NeverMetTheGuyӨдрийн өмнө


  51. Apollo creed

    Apollo creedӨдрийн өмнө

    Donut Media - recession in the next couple of years. Corona- hold my Corona !

  52. Paul Coronia

    Paul CoroniaӨдрийн өмнө

    I hope time will come different color's price will not matter anymore btw, I like that stanced widebody shopping cart at the end

  53. Cathy O'Halloran

    Cathy O'HalloranӨдрийн өмнө

    The colour I choose depends on the type of car and edited this comment to say my favorite colour is blue

  54. ilichio

    ilichioӨдрийн өмнө

    Just stupid how the insurance companies in the us charge more for a red car.

  55. Koopo900 Xbx

    Koopo900 XbxӨдрийн өмнө

    Plum crazy or whatever it’s called on HSV gts

  56. Julián Alexander González

    Julián Alexander GonzálezӨдрийн өмнө

    no one: ford lighting: hold meh beer

  57. piedthepiper

    piedthepiperӨдрийн өмнө

    Nobody: Ford lightning:hold my beer

  58. Sue C

    Sue CӨдрийн өмнө

    Lime green with a hint of metallic yellow is my fav color, especially on an old 'Cuda with black striping.

  59. The Roblox Noob

    The Roblox NoobӨдрийн өмнө

    If society like futuristic colors. Chrome is the color to go.

  60. Jackson Hazeltine

    Jackson HazeltineӨдрийн өмнө

    Does this guy not know what a comma is?

  61. Jhezryl Gundran

    Jhezryl GundranӨдрийн өмнө


  62. Radityo Muhamad

    Radityo MuhamadӨдрийн өмнө

    *no one* : *ford lightning* : hold my beer

  63. Shaun Beakley

    Shaun BeakleyӨдрийн өмнө

    We own exclusively blue cars let's get it

  64. Niznutt

    NiznuttӨдрийн өмнө

    They make a wrangler in every color on the left

  65. Kei Gambit

    Kei GambitӨдрийн өмнө

    Which is whyyyy i bought a red P106, then a subaru blue MG ZR trophy and then a..... silver honda s2000.. damn.... i got sucked in huh

  66. Wyatt Fortune

    Wyatt FortuneӨдрийн өмнө

    Not only are the colors boring. Most cars nowadays are boring themselves. We’re lucky we still get some modern muscle cars.

  67. Mic_Glow

    Mic_GlowӨдрийн өмнө

    I don't care about trends but have a grey/ silver car. Mainly because a dusty silver car looks the same as a clean silver car. "recession in a couple of years" you misspelled "months". Half of the world got house arrest, companies are firing and falling, there is less consumption and production, countries are using up their reserves and/ or going into debt...

  68. John H

    John HӨдрийн өмнө

    The same problem with modern motor bikes . Black , charcoal , dark grey , dull silver . Boring colours . Even folks in the motorcycle blogs comment the same . The colours are so bla that people are avoiding buying them .

  69. papakfmcnados king

    papakfmcnados kingӨдрийн өмнө

    Buying cars from dealers and getting cars through finance or other deals with companies that already buy fleets of cars to sell off and they rarely buy colourful cars has a big effect.

  70. John Tminustwentyminutes Mercier

    John Tminustwentyminutes MercierӨдрийн өмнө

    Not just the colors, the shapes too.

  71. Angelo

    AngeloӨдрийн өмнө

    Every comment is about the colors But why is no one talking about the Ferrari that’s off road?

  72. Steve Keeling

    Steve KeelingӨдрийн өмнө

    Ad... really

  73. Cindy Bates

    Cindy BatesӨдрийн өмнө

    My fav colour is green

  74. Fred E

    Fred EӨдрийн өмнө

    For now, it would seem that motorbikes are the only vehicles with interesting or colorful paint. I know I steer away from buying drab bikes when I'm window shopping.

  75. Bacon & Pancakes Production

    Bacon & Pancakes ProductionӨдрийн өмнө

    Was there an error made when making the video at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="415">6:55</a> ? "Silver was the most popular for 10 years until it was dethroned by white" *shows white being dethroned by silver"

  76. Bacon & Pancakes Production

    Bacon & Pancakes ProductionӨдрийн өмнө

    But because of your very charismatic and entertaining host, I've subbed

  77. Fred E

    Fred EӨдрийн өмнө

    I like yellow and purple as individual colors. For combo colors, purple, green, and black are my ideal.

  78. EbenTv

    EbenTvӨдрийн өмнө

    Why do red cars cost more? I have a Red Hellcat.

  79. djay4487 deved

    djay4487 devedӨдрийн өмнө

    vibrantassgreen PUREGREEN

  80. The Firebird Flock

    The Firebird FlockӨдрийн өмнө

    The prowler looks best in purple

  81. Mike Parker

    Mike ParkerӨдрийн өмнө

    another recession in the next couple years? Don’t you mean RIGHT NOW

  82. Creasedjoker99

    Creasedjoker99Өдрийн өмнө

    Well we had bounced back from the financial crisis of 2008.

  83. Chase Lacko

    Chase LackoӨдрийн өмнө


  84. Jason Wade

    Jason WadeӨдрийн өмнө

    I'm going to create a colour

  85. Fred E

    Fred EӨдрийн өмнө

    Actually, that would be a sick pearlecsant color.

  86. Fred E

    Fred EӨдрийн өмнө

    Ultra viored?

  87. Element

    Element2 өдрийн өмнө

    Because cars are no longer an expression of self, they are simple appliances to be disposed of when they break down. Do you want your kitchen appliances in white black or stainless (silver)?

  88. Main google acc.

    Main google acc.2 өдрийн өмнө

    I went with white bc that FL sun!!