Find out about the UK’s more popular car colours

Here at the Vehicle Wrapping Centre we’ve seen just about every car colour on the planet, and we love working with all of them – from the very common right through to the tantalisingly rare.

But which are the most popular car colours in the country?

Well, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has found out.


Apparently, for the fourth consecutive year, white has been the most popular car colour for new cars.

Out of all the new cars registered in 2016, 20.51 per cent of them were finished in the hue.

Despite this, the lead wasn’t found to be considerably large, as black cars came in second place at 20.16 per cent, with grey pulling in at third at 17.29 per cent.

Interestingly, once you add the three leaders together, this means that white, black, and grey cars made up 58 per cent of new car registrations last year.


Despite this, 2016 is the first year since 2005 that registrations for white cars hasn’t grown, as demand fell 2.1 per cent from 2015.

When primary colours are considered however, blue is the most popular colour and comes in at fourth place with 414,160 registrations, which makes up around 15.38 per cent of the market.

Its market share also went up last year, at 7.2 per cent.

But what about colours that have fallen?


Interestingly brown has fallen in popularity by a massive 40.1 per cent from 2015, while beige also fell by 27.6 per cent.

Perhaps surprisingly, pink was the colour which made the most “improvement”, with demand rising by 82.7 per cent, to 3,527 cars.

We can also look at the best selling cars of 2016, and see which colours people liked the most depending on the model, below:



Ford FiestaBlue
Vauxhall CorsaBlack
Ford FocusBlue
Volkswagen GolfGrey
Nissan QashqaiBlack
Vauxhall AstraBlack
Volkswagen PoloWhite
Mercedes C-ClassBlack
Audi A3Black