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Monochromatic vehicles have become the norm in the auto industry the past couple of decades. In fact, more than three in four vehicles in North America carry a single base paint. However, automakers increasingly are looking to add contrasting colors to the mix.

Ford, Hyundai, and Nissan are among the automakers experimenting with color variations on their new 2021 vehicles, namely a return to the two-tone paint job. While polychromatic color vehicles tend to be a higher-priced option for interested customers, several SUVs hitting the market over the next year will carry this distinctive design. This shouldn’t be surprising though as two-tone paint jobs are a tried-and-true old favorite.

In the 1950s, automotive design featured well-known General Motors vehicles like the Chevrolet Bel-Air and Corvette, in multiple color combinations. Automakers made this decision based on technological innovation and, significantly, to differentiate their vehicles from the competition—to the delight of car enthusiasts with a fondness today for a more nostalgic feel. Two-tone paint jobs also demonstrate the automotive industry’s capitalization on ever-popular product personalization.

Interested in seeing which vehicles will carry a two-tone paint design in the coming year? Check out usatoday.com to read more. Caliber Collision, for our part, continues to be a leader in the automotive (including paint) repair, built on our mission of Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life.