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 Media9 ditë më parë

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

  • Aaron Whitesell

    Aaron Whitesell

    9 ditë më parë

    GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

  • Fred Tan

    Fred Tan

    9 ditë më parë

    Guard Green for the Mustang!

  • A1MAR


    9 ditë më parë

    Anything vibrant and fun really

  • Prashant Maharana

    Prashant Maharana

    9 ditë më parë

    Red colour

  • Matt Nutt

    Matt Nutt

    9 ditë më parë

    Goodwood green

  • lil ghosty
    lil ghosty52 minuta më parë

    To me it kinda depends on the car

  • Zwolfelfen
    Zwolfelfen2 orë më parë

    Ok boomer

  • Avocado's Constant
    Avocado's Constant2 orë më parë

    Idk, i like black for a business-like, white for luxury for my cars. But something gets me going for that blue yamaha or electric blue focus

  • Mohsin Shaikh
    Mohsin Shaikh2 orë më parë

    Cars r painted mostly white because of global warming...white reflects more heat and ppl want thier cars to say cool on a longer run....wat do u think Donut?

  • dbkml94
    dbkml942 orë më parë

    It never striked me but this is so true. The 80s were so colourful. And anything from future and even scifi are just metallic and shiny or carbon fibre and dull.

  • Han The3rdFlow
    Han The3rdFlow2 orë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="488">8:08</a> “Do A Heelflip!”

  • brianeee
    brianeee2 orë më parë

    Cause *broke* thats the reason.

  • CecilDaBomb1117
    CecilDaBomb11173 orë më parë

    The insurance thing is a myth

  • Haxa Provinsen
    Haxa Provinsen3 orë më parë

    Mazda’s soul red is really poppin tasty

  • cal995
    cal9954 orë më parë

    Statisticians: Recession will come soon Coronavirus: You better be ready

    VICIOUS5 orë më parë

    I'd had a red Chevy Malibu lt and had subs which I blasted every day and never been pulled over for a year and a half

  • Penelope416
    Penelope4165 orë më parë

    Violet or turquoise.

  • GTCam
    GTCam5 orë më parë

    Also, White is a typical fleet vehicle color. Partly due to the fact it doesn’t show dirt as much.

  • blue heeler
    blue heeler6 orë më parë

    New world order. Lack of freedoms, lack of choice including car colours. Prepping your mind for whats coming. But hey I'm just a crazy guy 🤣

  • The Mopomi
    The Mopomi6 orë më parë

    Nope. Cars before sucks... Boomer

  • James McFarland
    James McFarland6 orë më parë


  • T K
    T K7 orë më parë

    No one: Donut Media: Recession: hold my beer

  • John Doe
    John Doe7 orë më parë

    At this rate, anything in the future will be painted white. I'd much rather continue driving some old "rust bucket" V8 than your generic sporty looking sedan or hatchback.

  • Isumaeru 117
    Isumaeru 1178 orë më parë

    Car colors are fucking fine.

  • Sav
    Sav10 orë më parë

    Try insuring a car yellow/red and then try champagne or silver.

    HIDHIFDB10 orë më parë

    White cars in mexico are cheap

  • Pocket Fluff Productions
    Pocket Fluff Productions10 orë më parë

    Resale value is probably the biggest factor, because the people doing the reselling often aren't even the drivers, but dealers. Because cars are so much more reliable than they used to be, there's not as much incentive to buy new anymore. So most people who want a new car _don't_ buy one; they lease it. So it's the dealer who's saddled with the task of pawning it off on someone in a year or two. Of _course_ they're going to be minmaxing for resale value.

  • Buchanan Games
    Buchanan Games10 orë më parë

    i love my Fiat 500 (Friday) had to get a classic white, it’s just so iconic but if i won the lottery, i’d have to get one in cherry red, plum purple and baby blue - but not black, silver of grey 😖

  • Bryan Ruiz
    Bryan Ruiz10 orë më parë

    I don't know why, but you remind me of Chris Pratt

  • hightechlowlife
    hightechlowlife11 orë më parë

    the wallet commercial had me crying >.< lol

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy12 orë më parë

    I love this channel , but why are you perpetuating the red car myth. I work for an insurance company and we don't even see what color the car is on a policy.

  • RoScFan
    RoScFan12 orë më parë

    It should be ilegal to charge different insurance for different color or to stop cars for a different color.

  • Bilbo Faggins
    Bilbo Faggins12 orë më parë

    Seth Rogan is trapped inside you <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="315">5:15</a>

  • Faraz Naik
    Faraz Naik12 orë më parë

    Chris Pratt during quarantine

  • Jim O'Leary
    Jim O'Leary13 orë më parë

    Paint color doesn't effect your insurance rate, stop perpetrating that myth.

  • Jaime Vidrio
    Jaime Vidrio13 orë më parë

    Insurance payments cost more if you have a red car compared to another model of that car in the same condition but in a less flashy color. What basis do they have to justify higher payments? "We have ummm... Some research that suggests flashy colors are pick by people who drive recklessly. So we have to cover their but more often and therefore should change their price to reflect that." Like, bro are you for real? Do you really gotta nickel and dime me for any small change on my car? Are you gonna start taking where i live into account? My famiies driving history? The colour of my skin?

  • epicman
    epicman14 orë më parë

    as usual, apple screws everything up

  • coda creator
    coda creator14 orë më parë

    For me, it was a lack of choice. If I could've found a red car I wanted, I would've bought red. Silver SUCKS. But, it's where I am.

  • dc2faster
    dc2faster14 orë më parë

    Integra gsr in super sonic blue pearl

  • Josh Aguilar
    Josh Aguilar16 orë më parë

    The porsche dealership in town had 6 green 911s and every green was different. They all sold.

  • Matheus Carvalho
    Matheus Carvalho16 orë më parë

    Matte florett silver is the best color. And if you don’t agree, well, you’re wrong.

  • radanju3
    radanju316 orë më parë

    no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

  • Aaron Whisenant
    Aaron Whisenant16 orë më parë

    No one: Ford lightning: hold my beer

  • Noah Wade
    Noah Wade16 orë më parë

    Why did I low key enjoy this sponsorship? I usually skip past them...

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom16 orë më parë

    "There may be a recession" COVID: Your wish is my command

  • Bigfoot Smith
    Bigfoot Smith17 orë më parë

    Into music ??

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    16 orë më parë

    I drive a Fahrenheit GTI. It draws a little bit of attention.

  • Jack Carey
    Jack Carey17 orë më parë

    Also slot of people buy white cars is if you live in a hot area your car doesn't get as hot inside from the sun, facts!

  • Grant Becker
    Grant Becker17 orë më parë

    Gonna have to ask for a source on those insurance claims. I have a red truck, and my insurance company didn't even ask for the color. As for cop magnet, this is in no way a provable statement. As an anecdote, my first car was a dark red convertible mustang, and I'm currently in a bright red f150. The only time I've ever been stopped was to double check my registration sticker. Car colors are not cop magnets. Speeding nutjobs are.

  • Robert Romero
    Robert Romero17 orë më parë

    My new car is blue, and it's no exotic.

  • Lettuce Lizard
    Lettuce Lizard17 orë më parë

    German cars look sexier in black 👌

  • That Luxgamer
    That Luxgamer18 orë më parë

    Tbh if Honda had imported my Jazz Dynamic, Fit Sport in yellow, I would have order it like thay

  • T neal
    T neal18 orë më parë

    i buy silver or white cars because its cooler in the summer ....esp in the southern USA heat

  • westhehacker
    westhehacker18 orë më parë

    Colors cost more, but they resell for less... Interesting..?

  • SauceMaS7erX
    SauceMaS7erX18 orë më parë

    I’m gonna paint my evo x in cosmos blue

  • Kiprit 18
    Kiprit 1819 orë më parë

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="182">3:02</a> finally...Obamium

  • The 360
    The 36019 orë më parë

    no one: ford lighting: hold my...

  • Sir Neko
    Sir Neko20 orë më parë

    I love my Volcanic Orange Mini Cooper. But it gets to me so much when people call it yellow, it’s so not yellow at all.

  • Megexy slovak
    Megexy slovak22 orë më parë

    TVR cars like TVR cerbera and TVR sagaris have their own unique pearlescent grape-cyan colours and sometimes purple colour

  • Harris Choudhry
    Harris Choudhry23 orë më parë

    No one: Ford lighting: hold meh beer

  • maxxon99
    maxxon9923 orë më parë

    WTF? Higher insurance for different color???

  • Edoardo Pierucci
    Edoardo Pierucci23 orë më parë

    The only white car I'll own is a Countach while I'm getting a roadhead in Miami Beach.

  • hayman taylor
    hayman taylor23 orë më parë

    I drive a Fahrenheit GTI. It draws a *little bit* of attention.

  • Matthew aspbury
    Matthew aspburyDitë më parë

    In south Africa the colours white and silver are cheaper for insurance purposes aswell

  • AR Plays
    AR PlaysDitë më parë

    Black is good.

  • Aaron Sharifi
    Aaron SharifiDitë më parë

    nobody: Ford lightning: hold my beer

  • Emil Borchert
    Emil BorchertDitë më parë

    I'm waiting for matte paint to become a more popular option. Even boring colors look absolutely amazing in matte, gloss black? Ew. Metallic white? Meh. Matte black? Yes please. Matte white? Even MORE yes please.

  • bobobobinalong
    bobobobinalongDitë më parë

    The real reason car colors were muted during WWII -- there weren't ANY civilian cars built during the war; the total production went to the military, so olive drab and navy blue.

  • Luis Ramirez
    Luis RamirezDitë më parë

    Favorite color dark blue

  • Nathan D.
    Nathan D.Ditë më parë

    I like Ford's old jalapeno red contrasted with black (the color of my current car), or a nice candy apple red contrasted with black or white.

  • Leakproofcow88
    Leakproofcow88Ditë më parë

    John Deere Green

  • Dominic .Smart
    Dominic .SmartDitë më parë

    Don't mind me in my bright Yellow Suzuki Swift

  • Peter Zachos
    Peter ZachosDitë më parë

    The video starts at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="105">1:45</a>.

  • Petalflipper
    PetalflipperDitë më parë

    That's one thing I've liked about Subaru. They seem to consistently sell their vehicles in more interesting colors, albeit weirdly colored sometimes.

  • Ben Ives
    Ben IvesDitë më parë

    World Rally Blue

  • Evan Hicks
    Evan HicksDitë më parë

    I think there's a product called plasti dip that will allow you to affordably change your car's color 🤣

  • Han Han
    Han HanDitë më parë

    I was expecting someone named no one saying that

  • Fish Santiago
    Fish SantiagoDitë më parë

    This always happens when the world's manufacturing centers are ramping up production of warships. Every modern car color including red and burnt orange can be found on naval vessels from the same origin as the virus that's going around.

  • Caveman 915575
    Caveman 915575Ditë më parë


  • Che Smith
    Che SmithDitë më parë

    Silver and grey cars are fucked when it’s raining, especially when it’s a bit dull outside and they don’t have any fucking lights on. Driving my little 30 year old shit box the windows fog up real bad can barely see them

  • Carolina Outdoorsman
    Carolina OutdoorsmanDitë më parë

    Candy apple red

  • Vanessa ou yang
    Vanessa ou yangDitë më parë

    I have a white mobility van and a 1994 purple mazda, (as a cheap runaround). My daughter has a pink yaris and her boyfriend has a blue Honda. We make an awesome convoy 🛣⛽

  • Patrick Tyrus
    Patrick TyrusDitë më parë

    Might happen? Wait a sec. Didn't you post this when the stock market crashed. That recession is coming sooner than later

  • Saty MUFC
    Saty MUFCDitë më parë

    I can’t stand white. It makes your car look cheap! Stop doing it people!

  • Jasper Lilienfeld
    Jasper LilienfeldDitë më parë

    That recession came a hell of a lot faster than you expected

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