As leader in automotive colour we gathered data from around the world to show which colours were used on new-build vehicles in 2018. This information is available globally, by region and for some specific countries.

 

European Trends

In Europe in 2018, the second highest colour was grey. This appears to continue in 2019 since many of the car shows are presenting solid grey colours on their show vehicles. Black also continued to be strong and blue was above the 7% global average. Gray, black and blue increase 1% while silver and natural decrease from the previous year.

Global Color Trend Popularity by Region

 

Country Trends

Nobody can accuse every country in Europe as being the same. This is also true of colour choice.
White dominated in France and Italy while black was number one in Germany. Spain, Italy and UK favoured grey more than other countries and red was more popular in the UK than in other countries.

Europe Color Popularity by Country

*Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
*Western Europe: Belgium, Portugal, South Africa

 

Segment Trends

If we analyze the driver's preference by segments, we can see that for Mini Van the most common colours are white solid and white pearl, while in segments such as Luxury or Sport the users prefer blacks (solids and metallic) and gray colours. Gray was the most requested color for Light Trucks.

Europe Color Popularity by Segment

 

 

Nexa Autocolor is registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. ⓒ 2019 PPG Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

As leader in the vehicle refinishing industry, we gathered data from around the world to show which colours were used on new-build vehicles in 2018. This information is available globally, by region and for some specific countries.

 

European Colour Popularity

In 2018, the second highest colour was grey. This seems to continue in 2019 since many of the car shows are presenting solid grey colours on their show vehicles. Gray, black and blue increase 1% while silver and natural decrease from the previous year. Black also continued to be strong and blue was above the 7% global average.

 Global Color Trend Popularity by Region

Colour Popularity by Country 

White dominated in France and Italy while black was number one in Germany. Spain, Italy and UK favoured grey more than other countries and red was more popular in the UK than in other countries. Nobody can accuse every country in Europe as being the same. This is also true of colour choice.

Europe Color Popularity by Country

                                            *Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
                                            *Western Europe: Belgium, Portugal, South Africa

 

Colour Popularity by Segment 

If we analyze the driver's preference by segments, we can see that for Mini Van the most common colours are white solid and white pearl, while in segments such as Luxury or Sport the users prefer blacks (solids and metallic) and gray colours. Gray was the most requested color for Light Trucks.

Europe Color Popularity by Segment

 

 

Nexa Autocolor is registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. ⓒ 2018 PPG Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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