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Car colors used to be bold, now they're all gray
Julia Felsenthal sees nothing but white, black and some mixture of the two. Cars all look alike now. She sets out to explain why cars have the same paint job, especially when cars from decades ago had bright, bold colors. She argues that the reason has less to do with our taste, and more about paint technology.
Julia Felsenthal, executive assistant and writer for Slate.com