Reckon' I'm the odd man out again. Ever since I was a kid I liked the types of boxcars I saw around KC: Boxcar reds, browns, tuscan... the other loud/bright ones didn't show up much in the "work a day" world around KC I was exposed to.
The boxcar included with my original Lindberg Lines HO set I received as a kid in 1962 had a boxcar red C&NW boxcar in it. In fact, all of the cars in it were "typical"... (including a switch engine) so I loved it that set.
Here's a close facsimile of the Lindberg set of which I refer: