White displaces silver as the most popular car colour

September 12th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sep 12 (ANI): Driving a silver car is a statement of success, but still white car, which is synonymous with change, has become the most popular colour for people’s vehicles around the world.

A yellow or red car screams that the person behind the wheels is a confident extrovert.

Colour and confidence go hand in hand, said University of Delaware psychologist Dr Peter Weil, who charts the psychology of car colours.

In his opinion, owning a white car may be taken to mean that one is bland and institutional.

But, in a recent study for DuPont, Weil discovered that white has become a popular global colour coinciding with the start of the global financial crisis.

“White is associated with transition,” the Herald Sun quoted Weil as saying.

Until 2006, silver, which is connected with high status, was the most popular colour and had been for six years.

On the other hand, younger drivers were likely to take risks with smaller cars by specifying bright, attention-seeking colours. (ANI)

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