The auto industry has not been known to stray from "car colors" : black, silver, grey, and white, and the "bold" offerings in shades of red, orange, beige and blue, this year is no different. Though from what I've seen, it seems shades of green and yellow-green might be equaling the popularity of the leading secondary car colors of blue, red & beige. Others are reporting that we'll be seeing more purple and plum this year as well.
One exciting color development is the introduction of a few multi-colored cars, like the "CT Café" truck and the touching white car with the silver blue trim. It looks good, though I could do without the graphics on the side. Nonetheless, it is one step closer to the patterns I asked for in 2008.
In other matters: What is hopefully a sign of change from the long-struggling and highly criticized car industry, the usually extravagant show finds itself in a less familiar form, as the New York Times reports, "this year's show is more muted than in previous years, when manufacturers competed to create the most over-the-top display."
Color from newly unveiled models and other standout car colors at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, held annually in Detroit. Thanks to the Polskie Detroit podcast for allowing us to use images from their flickr set.
Car Colors from the 2010 NAIAS
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Links: Most Popular Car Colors 2009