For the past couple of years silver has been the number one color for new cars but the color's appeal may be stabilizing. The metallic look, used everywhere from cell phones to audio components and interior trim, is in and translates well on new designs. And a dirty silver car doesn't look as bad as the number two color, black, and hides the inevitable scratches much better (I know because that's my silver Z28, purchased a few years before the trend). As paint technology grows, darker metallic colors and shades of blue are starting to gain favor. I think I have to agree; a blue or black will be my choice for the next car.