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Most popular car color

14 Aug

First of all, I participated in the big Fukugawa-Hachiman Festival in Tokyo again last weekend.

I wrote about that festival when I participated in it last time.

Click here to read it and see pictures and videos.

I’ll write a post with photos from this year’s festival soon. I wrote the post about the 2012 festival.

In the meantime …

I was thinking that the different cultures around the world would mean that popular colors for cars would be different in different countries.

Living in Japan, I can’t help but notice that “white” is the most popular color for cars here … and it has been for many years.

But what colors are popular for car buyers in other countries, I wondered.

Well, I checked the Dupont website — it seems that that company makes most car paint and therefore keeps track of which colors are popular in which countries.

And it seems that white isn’t only the most popular car color in Japan.
It’s the most most popular color for cars in most countries around the world.
Silver and black are also popular … in fact, black is most popular in most of Europe.

I have never had a white car … but I have had a black one and a silver one.

What color is your car? Is white a popular color for cars in your country?