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What color will your car be in 2018?
What color will your car be in 2018?

Sometimes it's hard to identify trends when they're actually trending. In the 1970s, for example, most people just assumed they were living on the whole rainbow; it wasn't until they reached the 80s that they realized how earthtone-centric their clothes, cars, and appliances had been. You could say...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
The 12 Most Embarrassing Cars In America

We've all had to drive one -- some of us, more than one. Maybe it was our first ride, a hand-me-down clunker from our great-aunt Lorraine. Maybe it was a friend's sputtering pickup we'd borrowed for a cross-town move. It might've even been a rental -- one of those big, beige, boxy sedans that...Read More»

Citroen Revolte / 2CV concept
Burnt Sienna, Russian Sage: Earth Tones For Tomorrow's Cars?

When you look at paint preferences, one thing becomes clear: today's new car buyers are a pretty conservative bunch. Despite the cultural differences separating auto shoppers in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, folks around the globe gravitate toward the same handful of hues: whites, grays, and...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus ST
Do Angry Birds (And Their Droppings) Really Prefer Red Cars?

The color of your car is important for a host of reasons: it reflects your personality, it affects your car's resale value, and according to researchers in the U.K., it determines how likely you are to be scraping bird poop off the hood every morning. Study organizers set up shop in five cities...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark  -  in lilac metallic
As Bright Colors Rock Auto Shows, Black And White Reign At Dealerships

If you've managed to follow our ongoing coverage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, you might have noticed a trend: While the cars themselves are practical, inexpensive, and more compact this year, for smaller or sportier cars, bright and pastel colors are very much back in vogue on the auto-show floor...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
White Defeats Silver In Battle For World's Favorite Car Color

For a full decade, silver has reigned supreme as the most popular car color in the world, but at long last, silver's reign of terror is finally over. According to data from PPG Industries, Planet Earth's new favorite car color is -- drumroll, please -- white. PPG is a manufacturer of transportation...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus
Good News, Car Shoppers: All Colors Back On The Menu

One of the unexpected outcomes of the recent devastation in Japan was the impact on paint colors for new cars, even among non-Japanese manufacturers. Ford, for example, restricted orders of cars in “Tuxedo Black” and multiple shades of red. At issue was a product supplied by German...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
White, Black And Silver: Top Car Color Choices In North America

Ever think that white cars are taking over America? It seems that everywhere you look that’s all you see on the freeways and roadways and in parking lots and up and down your street. It’s an understandable assumption. In fact, white and white pearl have retained the top spot in car...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Ford: Supply Limited For Black, Red Vehicles

If you're looking for one of several Ford or Lincoln vehicles in black or red, you'd better be ready to settle with what's out at the dealership—and potentially even paying a little extra. Ford has just told its dealerships to halt orders of some models with certain hues of semi-metallic red...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals

Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, we’ve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there. But now we have something that’s just for fun—unless you happen to be looking strictly for a red, white, or blue vehicle. In the spirit of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Invites Public To Name 2011 Chevrolet Volt Paint Color

General Motors first revealed the production version of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt in September of 2008 and ever since the original unveiling the car has appeared in the same silver exterior with an emerald hue. This will be the color of first batch of production Volts but now GM needs a name for it...Read More»

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