White is the most popular car color worldwide

The most popular car colors for 2012 have been released by PPG Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of transportation coatings. “White” topped the list globally with 22 percent of purchased vehicles being that color. This marks the second year in a row “white” has been ranked number one after beating out “silver” in 2010.

The rest of the worldwide rankings were silver in second with 20 percent, black with 19 percent, gray with 12 percent, red with nine percent, natural (beige or tan) with eight percent, blue with seven percent, and green with two percent. Color rankings differed by geographic location. In North America, the order was white (21 percent), black (19 percent), silver and gray (16 percent), red (10 percent), blue (eight percent), natural (seven percent), and green (three percent). Continue reading