PARIS – North Americans last year joined Europeans and Japanese buyers in favoring neutral colors for their vehicles. Silver and gray have been climbing in popularity in every market, and in 2001 they were the leaders in all three major markets, says a study by PPG Industries Inc. PPG is the world’s largest producer of coatings for the transportation industry. The group makes its forecast based on colors emerging in the fashion, home furnishing, building products and transportation ...

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