We at LMR have compiled our list of the Top 13 Mustang Colors. Also please keep in mind that these colors are our opinion and the top 13 in our list are in no particular order.
Beginning our list is the Grabber Blue. This is one of the most iconic Mustang colors ever made and has sparked much attention from Mustang enthusiasts for many decades even though some claim the color is too close to powder blue or petty blue. This color originated by accident due to the Petty brothers (Richard and Maurice) mixing a dark blue and white paint together when running out of paint when painting a car. The result was a complete accident and led to many different year models of Mustang using this iconic color.
Next in the grabber family is the Grabber Green. This green Mustang shade got the grabber name due to it being very similar to turquoise which gives it a very bright look which “grabs” the attention of anyone it comes in contact with. Being featured on the 1969-71 Mustang models, it brought a much needed bright hue to contrast with the many darker and duller colors of the Mustangs of its time.
The Grabber Orange color came about in 1969 and carried over into 1970. This color was also brought back in 2007-09 for the S197 model as well. This creamy orange color added a popular addition to the “grabber” color lineup of Grabber Blue and Green at the time. Grabber Orange helped pave the way for future Mustang’s paint codes that really stood out from the crowd!
Grabber Yellow also known as “Bright Yellow” was an iconic color that was made most popular on the Boss 351. This color lasted until 1971 and was replaced with the name "Grabber Yellow". This color was first used on the Shelby Mustang in 1969-70, and after that was a standard color on the Mustangs in 1971.
Rounding up our Grabber colors, Grabber Lime was only offered for one year in 1971 and it took many decades for this iconic shade to make its appearance in 2020! We believe it took so long for the resurgence of this color due to the many green shades offered in the ’70s. While 2020 brought the same name, it definitely brought a new look with it being less flat like it was in 1971 and instead of being more modern with dynamic pigments.
Getting its start in 1993, Performance Red (previously known as Vibrant Red) was one of the shades offered on the 1993 SVT Cobra. It was then brought back in 1999-01 for 3 years on the New Edge models. Most notably this was the only color that was available on the iconic 2000 SVT Cobra R! There were only 300 Cobra R's ever built and it featured a 5.4L V8 putting down 395 HP!
Highland Green is arguably by many to be the most iconic green color on the Mustang. This color featured a very dark shade of green that gave it a classic look that stands the test of time. This color first got its start in 1968 and was featured in the movie “Bullitt”. Thus began the legacy of the Mustang Bullitt which spanned appearances of this Mustang in both 2001 and 2008-09!
Originally a Boss 302 color, Comp Orange saw its return in 2003-04 and then again in 2015-16. The bright orange is a must for any Mustang owner that is looking to make a statement with their car and was made most famous for the Boss, Mach, and Cobra models.
The Mystic and Mystichrome Cobra from both 1996 and 2004 are considered by many to be the most unique paint job of any Mustang! This color-shifting paint in 1996 only cost $815 at the time, but in 2004 the Mystichrome Appearance package went up to $3,650! Having only 1,999 Mystic and 1,010 Mystichrome Cobras being produced, if you are able to get your hands on one of these vehicles you could have a legitimate piece of automotive history.
Often forgot due to the popularity of the Mystic and Mystichrome Cobras is the Extreme Rainbow shade on select Saleen Mustangs. This shade consists of small flakes of aluminum and chrome to separate itself from the Mystic colors. The Extreme Rainbow paint is very similar to the Mystic style but has a different name due to it only being available on Saleen models from 1997, 1999, 2005, and 2007. The Extreme Rainbow color is estimated to be $10,000+ due to the expensive process needed and the use of multiple coats.
Getting its fame from the 2003-04 Mustang Mach 1, Azure Blue was only available for these 2 years which makes it a highly sought-after vehicle. This has become so popular that enthusiasts of this color are painting their Mustang’s to match! This unique color will continue to be a staple blue color in the Mustang community.
The S197 Mustang lasted 9 years from 2005-14 and in its final 2 years (2013-2014) it wanted to shake things up by celebrating this generation with the "Gotta Have It Green" color. This tri-coat, highlighter styled paint was an extra cost option, but many took advantage of it due to having very few options of green in the S197 generation.
The original "Black" shade lasted a very long time with the Mustang models starting from 1975 and lasting all the way to 2015! This original shade lasted such a long time because it stood the test of time by constantly being one of the top colors that customers purchased year after year! While the 2016-present Mustangs did have a black shade of paint, they were uniquely names by Ford. No matter which generation Mustang you had, black always has always been at the top of the list in terms of looks and appeal.
We at LMR hope your enjoyed reading some of our favorite Mustang colors! As always keep all of your Mustang needs right here at LMR!