CC Outtake: Well, It Is The Most Popular Car Color (And Here’s The Other Top Nine)

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(written before yesterday’s all red car post…)ย  By now you all well know my proclivity for white cars, although I admit it works better on some than on others. But the statistics don’t lie: white was the top color in 2012, and took over from silver a few years back. Why? you might be surprised:

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Blame it on Steve Jobs, whose white Apple products brought in a sea change from all the silver cell phones and such that were once so dominant. As was silver paint on cars.

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I will very safely go out on a limb and say that that white is undoubtedly the top color on the the hottest new car of the year too, the Tesla S. White makes up 23% of new cars sold in the US, and 24% in the world.

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And black is the second most popular color, both on the Tesla S as well as all new cars in 2012. A spokesperson from DuPont says that “white and black are seen as denoting status”.ย  So that explains why I’ve liked white cars, ever since 1972. I’m so desperate…

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But fear not, lovers of colors; yellow is up to number eight.

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And green is number nine. (silver, gray, red, blue, and brown/beige take number 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7).

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By the time one gets to number ten, it’s less than 1% of the market, so everything else gets lumped in with it, like this Techno Pink Spark. So will it be pink for you?