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 Media2 mánuðum síðan

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

  2. LONE Wolf

    LONE Wolf5 dögum síðan

    White or blue

  3. Expose mE

    Expose mEMánuði síðan

    concrete grey

  4. Aaron Whitesell

    Aaron Whitesell2 mánuðum síðan

    GM deep Adriatic sea blue. On my 94 k2500HD

  5. Fred Tan

    Fred Tan2 mánuðum síðan

    Guard Green for the Mustang!

  6. A1MAR

    A1MAR2 mánuðum síðan

    Anything vibrant and fun really

  7. Tolstiakov Anatolii

    Tolstiakov Anatolii28 mínútum síðan

    Donut Media in March: may be we will get another recession in the next couple of years Recession: hahhahaha! *strikes immediately*

  8. Zhadow

    ZhadowKlukkustund síðan

    "I think there might be a recession in the next few years" ....uh...whos gonna tell him?

  9. Rehab Sparrow

    Rehab SparrowKlukkustund síðan

    Just don’t get a green car, I love my green car but it is invisible on the road!!


    XWSUPER2 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="414">6:54</a> "Silver was the most popular car color 10 years in a row around the turn of the century" *Shows white on top* "Until is was dethroned by white" *Shows silver overtaking white*

  11. Mad Pyer

    Mad Pyer5 klukkustundum síðan

    Because its less distracting to drivers.

  12. Blurange Animations

    Blurange Animations5 klukkustundum síðan

    We're evolving Just Backwards

  13. TheJKILL666

    TheJKILL6668 klukkustundum síðan

    Currently preping my car for a repaint going all out with a bright atomic teal on my 95 prelude


    MITOKAKA KAKALAKA8 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="627">10:27</a> did he just say comma instead of colon-


    MITOKAKA KAKALAKA8 klukkustundum síðan

    no one: ford lightning: hold meh beer

  16. boltoms

    boltoms8 klukkustundum síðan

    No one: *ford lightning: hold my beer*

  17. Tevell Winston

    Tevell Winston10 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like the reason small cars are able to stay colored is a similar effect to apple, but instead, M&Ms and Skittles.

  18. Edgar Walk

    Edgar Walk10 klukkustundum síðan

    I once saw a white Ferrari. What is wrong with people!?

  19. Flash Fordon

    Flash Fordon11 klukkustundum síðan

    Close your eyes listen to his voice nd imagine chris pratt speaking

  20. Nathan Alquiciras

    Nathan Alquiciras13 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="108">1:48</a> me encanta el ARLEQUIN!

  21. GHoen1313

    GHoen131315 klukkustundum síðan

    Small cars like the Ford Fiesta are often found in various colors because they are often marketed to a younger audience who are more likely to be interested in said colors. Power to the Skittles cars!!!!!

  22. 2nd Armored Division

    2nd Armored Division17 klukkustundum síðan

    Because people are boring now-

  23. volcanic red

    volcanic red17 klukkustundum síðan

    dis guy fricken funneh

  24. Xi Wang

    Xi Wang17 klukkustundum síðan

    knowing that china is not alone on this makes me feel a little bit better. 70% new cars in china now are white, which drives me a bit crazy. i have a dark purple car, and i am thinking of getting my next car in blue, steel gray, or gold (a specific car)

  25. lacosanostra20

    lacosanostra2018 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is boring it took two minutes to get to the point

  26. Anthony Siebenthaler

    Anthony Siebenthaler18 klukkustundum síðan

    In the UK there is a renaissance of jolly car colours, the monochrome bore coming to an end

  27. Nagler The

    Nagler The18 klukkustundum síðan

    You wanna know an even less common car color? Brown.

  28. Swiggity Swag

    Swiggity Swag18 klukkustundum síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="650">10:50</a> he predicted the future

  29. Rosauno Lalintino

    Rosauno Lalintino20 klukkustundum síðan

    I just want a yellow car. I know I can get it custom painted but I wish they still sold yellow cars besides mostly yellow hummers and outdated bugs.

  30. Gabriel D.

    Gabriel D.20 klukkustundum síðan

    If you bought a black car, and then had it wrapped red or any other bright color would that change your insurance?

  31. TroutofHate

    TroutofHate20 klukkustundum síðan

    You may be in the minority here if you find these colors to be horrible/boring. After all, they seem to be what consumers want (or else they won't sell) and the car companies know that....

  32. Allan Peda

    Allan Peda21 klukkustund síðan

    I bought a pickup in 2019. There were very few color choices.

  33. missingno 9007

    missingno 900721 klukkustund síðan

    I think the microcars are going for a retro look, thus the eye popping colors of the 50's being used, for example the fiat 500, but that's just my theory.

  34. x kanna

    x kanna23 klukkustundum síðan

    Because we are going to future,like come on. On Spongebob episode when squid going to future everything goes chrome Except we live in cyberpunk city

  35. Stephen Laverty

    Stephen Laverty23 klukkustundum síðan

    They started making all cars these boring colors after a study that showed that brighter color cars get pulled over by cops more often.

  36. Stephen Laverty

    Stephen Laverty23 klukkustundum síðan

    If I was a cop I'd be pulling over people in Mercedes Benz an shit they're the ones doing the real crime they're the ones that can afford drugs.

  37. Martin Abernathy

    Martin Abernathy23 klukkustundum síðan

    My favorite car color? Any color except white, black, or silver.

  38. Soggy In Seattle

    Soggy In SeattleDegi Síðan síðan

    That wallet commercial was a work of art. 😃

  39. PotionsMaster007

    PotionsMaster007Degi Síðan síðan

    Colours age poorly

  40. Fort Lambert

    Fort LambertDegi Síðan síðan

    White, black and silver cars are supposedly easier to sell.

  41. TripTheRoad

    TripTheRoadDegi Síðan síðan

    Car colors affecting insurance premiums is an old wive's tale. My guess is sportier cars that are higher to insure would often come in these brighter colors

  42. FINE

    FINEDegi Síðan síðan


  43. Mark Kimask

    Mark KimaskDegi Síðan síðan

    Long ago already noticed, that some manufacturers choose to use most boring of the colors, like they are afraid of the car being noticed. And as said in the video - the more grey/black/white cars there are, the more noticeable are the colorful cars - basically the car color was one of the reasons why I've bought FoST - as soon as I've saw that orange car at the dealership among dull grayish mass of other cars, I've just fell in love with it.

  44. Courier Nix

    Courier NixDegi Síðan síðan


  45. Völundr Frey

    Völundr FreyDegi Síðan síðan

    The ugliest modern car colour that just screams "I am completely void of personality" must be that shitty primer gray that some newer audis, VW's, and some more, are painted in. Bonus point if it's pastel.

  46. Conner Sheckells

    Conner SheckellsDegi Síðan síðan

    My dream car is a bright red jeep Gladiator Rubicon

  47. Harley Garven

    Harley GarvenDegi Síðan síðan

    Top Banana needs to be more common! Love yellow cars!

  48. Kaushik Manoharan

    Kaushik ManoharanDegi Síðan síðan

    It's funny how he talks about recession... while we are in the middle of it

  49. ImStian

    ImStianDegi Síðan síðan

    People should wrap their cars in rgb leds

  50. Elliot Robinson

    Elliot RobinsonDegi Síðan síðan

    This video was only published in March 2020, how did he not know his country was currently in recession whilst making all these wild predictions about recession in the next 2 years.

  51. Jackal VonStone

    Jackal VonStoneDegi Síðan síðan

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="414">6:54</a> This graphic is confusing.

  52. User12

    User12Degi Síðan síðan

    what about vinyl stickers ?

  53. lizchibi4

    lizchibi4Degi Síðan síðan

    if white's gonna be so popular, just let pastels be just as cheap. I WANT A PURPLE CAR!

  54. Eevee Breezy

    Eevee BreezyDegi Síðan síðan

    I hate white cars. They look dirty and cheap to me.

  55. Lila Elfe

    Lila ElfeDegi Síðan síðan

    I have always been curious about that! And why are they all mainly painted in just one colour? Why are there no cool patterns? We could have things on our cars as we have as wallpapers on our phones! Like the stars, a rainbow, fire, polka dots, a garden/flower, trees, gears, a Super Mario level... you name it!

  56. PrincessTS01

    PrincessTS01Degi Síðan síðan

    i just painted my late father's '64 el camino matte electric purple with a hint of blue metallic galaxy, check it out... isgos.info/video/dqaemppwaH3IgWw.html

  57. Matthew G. Garcia

    Matthew G. GarciaDegi Síðan síðan

    Sea Foam Green

  58. adam brane

    adam braneDegi Síðan síðan

    All I can hear is TimTheTatman outro music

  59. Wren Paasch

    Wren PaaschDegi Síðan síðan

    When I was a little kid my dad had that plum crazy car and to this day we've always referred to it as "the purple car."

  60. Lefty Hara

    Lefty HaraDegi Síðan síðan

    it's not just the colors that are boring now...

  61. African Girl

    African GirlDegi Síðan síðan

    ISgos stop deleting my comments

  62. African Girl

    African GirlDegi Síðan síðan

    I want a 💚💚💚 car

  63. leng

    lengDegi Síðan síðan

    I wanted my first car to be red but as an 18 year old male I had to go with black for cheaper insurance kind of wack if you ask me

  64. Briscoe17555

    Briscoe17555Degi Síðan síðan

    Millennial's eyes can't handle the resolution on the car paint. Its HD overload, that's why all the cars are either white or black

  65. da_ pachicha

    da_ pachichaDegi Síðan síðan

    Were I live all cars are white no joke

  66. Wesley Alves

    Wesley AlvesDegi Síðan síðan

    Amazing post but here in Brasil it's funny that white cars are actually more expensive because of that white fancy bullshit

  67. Nicholas Marzucca

    Nicholas MarzuccaDegi Síðan síðan

    Well that’s cause we don’t want to pay for car washes that much

  68. ECO east

    ECO eastDegi Síðan síðan

    No one: Donut Media: this *":"* is a comma

  69. shadetee

    shadeteeDegi Síðan síðan

    I'm sad you didn't add a little aside to fordite.

  70. Douglas Strother

    Douglas StrotherDegi Síðan síðan

    Halftracks: Any color you like as long as it's Olive Drab.

  71. ViskaDrake

    ViskaDrakeDegi Síðan síðan

    Joke's on you, my vehicle is orange.

  72. Liam Shaw

    Liam Shaw2 dögum síðan

    Everyone is scared of being called gay

  73. Meeminator

    Meeminator2 dögum síðan

    No one, Ford lightning, hold meh beer

  74. Dani the good bloke

    Dani the good bloke2 dögum síðan

    In my place those who can afford a car generally wish to hide their trail and identity and thus choosing black or white instead of flamboyant colours. Only cheaper cars like honda jazz or toyota spade get fancy colours like neon green and pastel blue.

  75. HiveMind Craig

    HiveMind Craig2 dögum síðan

    Give me my Plum Crazy

  76. kingofallcrypto

    kingofallcrypto2 dögum síðan

    t's because PEOPLE are boring now. I blame political correctness. Also, try selling a house that doesn't have all rooms grey or beige and the exact the same flooring throughout. People are mind-numbed robots.

  77. alex

    alexDegi Síðan síðan

    the second you call someone a robot, is the moment you become a robot.

  78. Phernando5000

    Phernando50002 dögum síðan

    Growing up I always wanted a neat colored car, and when I was car shopping last year I kept being offered just kind of plain colored cars, until I started looking at for fusions, then I saw the bronzefire color scheme, and was all over it. It was the first car I had seen in awhile with an interesting color, which I liked and reason I got it.

  79. GreenySeed

    GreenySeed2 dögum síðan

    Sedan that has red color:wtf im dark red hahah I no look cool

  80. Stevie B

    Stevie B2 dögum síðan

    wtf kind of video is this? do you not see the lime green dodge chargers? the hot pink honda civics? the bright blue mustangs? if anything colors have gotten more vibrant. definitely click bait... well got my click literally just for me to comment this...

  81. TheJhtlag

    TheJhtlag2 dögum síðan

    I thought there were color councils too that work out color schemes say five years in advance so different lines of products could match etc.

  82. Chetan Bawane

    Chetan Bawane2 dögum síðan

    I got so used to white silver and black cars on road. I didn't realize it was boring until this video.

  83. dempo pragola

    dempo pragola2 dögum síðan

    " Because it's cheaper!", by that logic why just go primer and done with it?

  84. Aram Fingal

    Aram Fingal2 dögum síðan

    White and silver are less likely to show scratches. Light colors in general are more visible at night than darker colors.

  85. Unicorn 1

    Unicorn 12 dögum síðan

    You can paint an ugly plastic suv a bright color because it will look even stupider

  86. Maru Misu

    Maru Misu2 dögum síðan

    I've always thought about this, but I don't think the boring car trend is going away any time soon. When someone gets into an accident and your car has your favorite color on it, you can start to dislike that color. Also for most people cars are a steep investment so most people will think twice about putting yellow polka dots on a $30,000/$40,000 car. What has to happen is cultural stabilization. People have to be solid on their morals. Don't try to run reds. Don't try to jaywalk. Don't text on your cell phone or be inconsiderate to others. People are just so angry right now that this won't really go away and we will continue to have more accidents and more road rage. The best you can do is be cautious on the road and calm down when someone cuts you off or hits you.

  87. 1randomhuman

    1randomhuman2 dögum síðan

    No one: Ford lightning: hold my beer