White has overtaken silver as the most popular colour for cars.
Sellers of vehicle coatings say the popularity of gadgets by Apple – whose minimalist stores are also white – may have triggered the trend.
Silver spent more than a decade in the top spot before giving way to white, but experts predict brighter colours will gain favour as the recession lifts.
Car paint firm PPG Industries said 25 per cent of the vehicles it supplied in the 2013 model year were white – up 3 per cent on the previous year. Silver and black tied for second place, with 18 per cent each.
It added that white dominates across Europe, North America and Asia – only in South America is silver still the most popular colour. -Daily Mail