Axalta Releases Annual Automotive Color Popularity Report

Axalta Coating Systems has released its 70th annual Global Automotive Color Popularity Report, which revealed the top three automotive colors of 2022: white, black and gray, the company said.

“Today’s vehicles are more vibrant than ever,” said Robert Schnell, vice president, global sales & product management, Axalta. “For example, compared to the white color variations of the 1950s, these whites are brighter and beam with iridescent flakes. Together vehicles in white, black, gray and silver add up to 82% of cars on the road today.”

Globally, white shades held the lead (34% total) with pearlescent whites at 14% popularity and solid whites at 20%. Next, deep black colors with sparkling effects total 21% of vehicles on the road. And gray colors (19%) had sparkling effects in an assortment of colorful hues. Overall, colorful variations of blue (8%), red (5%) and green (1%) were found with high color intensity and complex sparkling effects.

Click here for the full Automotive Color Popularity Report.

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