David Melson

Coloring our (vehicle) world

Posted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 11:31 AM
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  • David the black,white, silver,and gray are in that primary color scheme.It is the cheapest thing you can put on a car.There may be a day when they are all white so they can save a couple of bucks on pigment.How about cold war Russia with all black cars.May we be headed for the same fate?I just wish they could cut the price on the car without skimping on the color.

    -- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 2:43 PM
  • For many years now the cars looked so much alike I am surprised we did not seek more individuality with color.

    Cars seem to be regaining character lately, so maybe personalized color will follow.

    I wonder if this Dupont study took into account only personal cars or fleets and rental? Those cars would tend to be more primary with less concern for individuality.

    Just thinkin'......

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 8:09 PM
  • I may be reading too much into this, but maybe the colors reflect the mood of the country.

    In the 50's and 60's the mood was generally upbeat and optimistic so people chose colors to go with that feeling.

    Lately the mood (and colors) tends toward somber and pragmatic.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 8:48 PM
  • INteresting thought to see what color cars have Lower accident rates. Here is a paper written on the subject http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/CarColorAndSafety.pdf

    I wonder if the bright yellow driving glasses would help in night-time driving in the rain? As I age my eyes have more trouble with glare that is reflected in lights during rain.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 7, 2012, at 7:35 AM
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