We’ve all heard different comments about car colors, whether it’s about trend/safety/personal opinion. When we’re choosing the color of the car we’re buying so many questions come to mind; for example, Should I pick a daring/reserved color? Is there such thing as a safe color? Should I just follow the crowd? etc. Here are the truths and myths about car colors that might help you out.
According to color experts, most people play it safe when it comes to picking a car color. They predict that this might be changing that people are becoming more adventurous with their picks. A palate of this spectrum might include Bright White, smokey gray(Anvil), Flame Red, and rich brown (Pearl).
Follow The Crowd
Men tend to mind less about the color of a car than women.The most popular car color in North America is white, it has been since 2006 and actually increased its popularity by 6% in 2013. In the past few years, white car color popularity has taken off globally.
According Chrysler Group’s head of exterior car color, Jim Parker says people’s selection of car color is based on two things, “It’s either what they feel about themselves or what they think they would like to feel about themselves.” He used a black muscle car as an example of what a “badass” energy perception. Another expert said that people who feel the need to escape from the interactive world are more likely to choose white because of its meaning of simplicity, and peacefulness.
The Daring Color Year
As time has gone by, in the past year people has played it less safe and been going more for the color they want(inner decision). Susan Lampinen from Ford says that this new inner decision related to people becoming ousted to brighter color appliances and technology. There are pretty bright color choices out there, including Blue Candy and Stryker Green.
According to an Australian study, white cars were 10% less likely to be in a crash during daylight hours than other colors (black, blue, green, grey, red, and silver). Russ Rader, from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, warned that it wasn’t worth counting on color for a safety feature because it’s a very small percent of the difference. Theft Proof Avoiding mainstream colors for your car will reduce the likeliness of being stolen. Looking through vehicle theft data, dutch economist Ben Vollard found that blue and silver-grey cars were stolen 40% more often than cars in less popular colors. He says that the color chosen plays a big role for thieves because they steal what sells easily, such as popular colors. It’s recommended to check the theft rates of colors in different parts of the world.
Many people believe that red cars equal tickets, or accidents. Jeanne Salvatore, from the Insurance Institute, says that the color of the car is not a criteria. What really matters is your driving record and the car you drive because that’s what will really make an impact on the protection of the car, how expensive or cheap it’s to repair or replace a part of the car.
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