One of the most common colors available on every year Mustang makes its return on the 2012 Mustang. The 2012 Mustang in black is a crowd favorite due to it's ability to adapt to smoked and black out Mustang parts. Adding a set of black Mustang wheels is a great way to add to the stealthy look of a black Mustang.
For those wanting a deeper red, Candy Red was a perfect color to get your 2012 Mustang equipped with. Taking almost a burgundy hue, Candy Red was one of the colors that took a different look in the sun than it did in low light. In the sun, it looked like a slightly darker red than Race Red, but when parked in the shade or near sundown, it took on a much darker, burgundy color.
Making its return from the classic error, the Grabber Blue paint made a huge splash on the 2010 Mustang. Ford saw the great feedback from Mustang owners and carried the paint color into the 2012 year. This light blue was perfect for those wanting a brighter blue than Deep Impact and was a perfect fit for black wheels!
Ingot Silver was another widely popular color for the S197 Mustangs. Silver has always been a favorite among Mustang owners and Ingot was no different. The subtle paint was the perfect blank canvas for any color wheels and decals. The silver and black scheme was always popular across every generation.
Another great color that has continued its legacy into the 2012 Mustang color lineup is Kona Blue. When Kona made its debut in 2010, Mustang owners quickly began feuding on Kona Blue vs Deep Impact Blue. While we are huge fans of both, we lean more towards Kona due to its darker tones in low light. We are interested to see how they will complement the sharp curves of the 2018 Mustang's front end.
One of the most interesting colors, in our opinion, to ever hit the Mustang chassis is Lava Red. Lava red looks so dark red, that some say it has a purplish hue to it. While it looks black in low light, in the sunlight is where the lava red really stands out. The official name is lava red metallic and was only offered for the 2012 Mustang models. We hope to see it make a return in future years!
Switching things up from previous years' Oxford White color, Performance White took more of a vanilla color. Some referenced Oxford White to being a brighter white while Performance White was much smoother white. White Mustangs are always a fan favorite and Performance White proved to be the same!
There is nothing quite like a red Mustang and 2012 in Race Red is no exception. Race Red was a really bright red that mimicked the classic red Mustangs that America came to love. Call it classic, call it aggressive, or call it cute, the Race Red S197 appealed to all types of Mustang fans and made an impact on everyone who saw them.
Being first offered in 2010, Sterling Grey was the perfect color for those who were not fans of louder colors like Race Red & Grabber Blue. Sterling offered a dark shade of grey that gave a clean look with silver, chrome or dark wheels. Carrying into 2012, Sterling was not the most popular color, but it still had a very good fan base.
Continuing over from 2011, yellow blaze makes its return on the 2012 Mustang. Not being as bright as previous yellow paint codes in the Mustang's history, yellow blaze gave Mustang owners who wanted a different color but did not like a super bright color, a great additional option.