Other interesting survey results show that brown and orange are the fastest-growing colours.
Ford's European survey shows white at 23%, black at 20% and grey at 17%.
One of the three colours is the top choice for every single country except Ireland, Poland and Romania, where silver – the fourth most popular colour in Europe (14%) – is the preferred option.
Turkish buyers are far and away the biggest fans of white (55% of Ford vehicles purchased).
UK car buyers are the most likely in Europe to buy a red Ford.
Romanian buyers are the most likely to choose a Ford with a blue paint job.
Norwegians like brown cars more than any other country (12%).