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Dull car colors #4547850
10/19/17 04:09 AM
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CourierDriver Offline OP
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So, again I'm out looking at new cars just for fun...I got over it...but, the colors seem, well- dull...

For instance at the Toyota dealership- mostly greys, whites, blacks, reds, that's it? Toyota was not the only one that had those colors, look around when you're on the interstates..Of course, this is my observable opinion.

One more thing, are the small SUV's related--body styles seem all the same--we are all driving clones with a different last name--short on imagination to me..IMHO. shrug


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547854
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Red is definitely not a dull color. Gray, black, silver, beige, those are what you see everywhere all the time and they just blend in. When a car comes along in red, yellow, blue, purple, green or even a nice bright or pearl white, then it stands out.


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547872
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Gray, black, silver, beige, white are all timeless colors that resist stylish trends.



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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547884
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I'm not a fan of the whites. I like the dull boring silver and grays. wink


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547888
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Originally Posted By: CourierDriver
One more thing, are the small SUV's related--body styles seem all the same--we are all driving clones with a different last name--short on imagination to me..IMHO. shrug


Form follows function perhaps?. They all have to meet the same requirements. In Europe Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus size hatch hatchbacks are the top sellers, hard to tell them apart for the same reason. Come to that, the most noticeable difference between farm tractors is the color...

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Re: Dull car colors [Re: Claud] #4547894
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The "medium red" so often used for automotive finishes is indeed a dull color.

Only a few colors stand out these days. A list of them would be interesting.

Subaru has an orange color which is a standout. Porsche has their "M&Ms blue" color.

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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547895
10/19/17 05:33 AM
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The brightest of the bright red is always my fave!! I liked it when Ford had the Grabber Blue and Gotta Have it Green. Beautiful colors!!

Anyone remember the champagne color craze of the late 90s? That was about the only color you ever saw,I hated that color with a passion.


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547900
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Subaru has a bright blue that pops. Mini and Fiat are also colorful like big M&Ms. Both cars are fashion accessories anyway.

I wonder if manufacturers push dull colors so the 2nd owner isn't offended, and residual values would be higher for lease/ financing purposes. This goes along with the "free maintenance" over the 1st couple years.

Re: Dull car colors [Re: aquariuscsm] #4547905
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
The brightest of the bright red is always my fave!! I liked it when Ford had the Grabber Blue and Gotta Have it Green. Beautiful colors!!

Anyone remember the champagne color craze of the late 90s? That was about the only color you ever saw,I hated that color with a passion.

I owned two Mitsubishi vehicles with that beige color. It was great for not showing dirt as much.

I do agree though with the topic here. Color choices are limited. Same with interior colors. Black seems to be in everything.


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547914
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An insurance company analysed correlation between a cars color and its probability of having an accident. No surprise to learn dull colored cars were involved in "I never saw him" type collisions.
The British Royal Mail had a noticeable reduction in collisions after it changed it livery from camouflage green to pillar box red......

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Re: Dull car colors [Re: PimTac] #4547918
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Greys and blacks are all you need for interiors. Keep the costs down.

The trend to lighter beiges and near whites is super in the showroom but bad down the road.

Whenever I see the blue and red interiors of any older US land-yacht I puke.

The WORST was a 2001 Camaro which had purple (handmaiden to grey) brocaded cloth door panels.....suitable for a coffin liner maybe.

Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547924
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I am just starting to notice a few brown cars around after what seems like a long absence. Not my favorite mind you but just an observation. Here in the salt belt we are between a rock and hard place, light colors do not show the scratches and dark colors do not show the rust.




Re: Dull car colors [Re: demarpaint] #4547925
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
I'm not a fan of the whites. I like the dull boring silver and grays. wink
I have owned 4 grey cars,,,what can I say, lol....

Last edited by CourierDriver; 10/19/17 06:23 AM.

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Re: Dull car colors [Re: demarpaint] #4547927
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We got another pearl white with the Tahoe (Explorer was also) and dodged the black leather too. … my black/black truck is a steady reminder of why you want light colors in Texas. The two cars are silver …


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Re: Dull car colors [Re: CourierDriver] #4547950
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I think it's because alot of people like the blah! colors.
I remember a article which said Earth Tone colors are popular. I think it depends on the cars too. I see flashy bright colors on sport models but dull colors on family sedans. I bought a silver Dodge Ram last time because that's the truck color I saw on the ads. I bought a Red with silver undertone silver in 1994 because that was the ad truck. My wife thinks I am crazy. It's a bit of a joke now. I buy what they advertise. She got a Bright Red Challenger and it looks good. No one can say Dodge doesn't push the color envelope.



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