Ford Mustang Paint Code Guides

Created by Jay Walling / 7 min read
Date Created: 5/3/2021
Last Updated: 9/1/2022

When dealing with an accident, restoration, or upgrading parts on your Ford Mustang, LMR has put together a list of Paint Code Guides to help!

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WHY Knowing Your Paint Code So Important

By knowing the paint code on your Mustang helps when getting upgrades or repairs done. Knowing this code tells the person painting the new piece the exact color that is needed for that vehicle. This can also be helpful if your paint code happens to be missing from your Vehicle Identification Sticker.

How To Find Your Paint Code?

You can usually find your paint code on the Vehicle Identification Sticker, which is located inside your driver's side door. On this sticker is usually located at the bottom left-hand side and is labeled as either "EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS" or "EXT PNT".

Mustang Paint Codes

Fox Body Mustang Paint Codes | 1979-93

Check LMR's complete Fox Body Paint Code Guide! This guide will help you find the exact color that you need for your 1979-93 Fox Mustang.

SN95 Mustang Paint Codes | 1994-04

The SN95 Mustang from 1994-04 showcased a wide variety of unique and beloved colors. Check out LMR's SN95 Paint Code Guide.

S197 Mustang Paint Codes | 2005-14

Check LMR's complete S197 Mustang Paint Code Guide! This guide will help you find the exact color that you need for your 2005-14 Mustang.

S550 Mustang Paint Codes | 2015-23

The S550 Mustang from 2015-23 showcased a wide variety of unique and beloved colors. Check out LMR's S550 Mustang Paint Code Guide.

1979-82 Fox Body Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name
1C Black
1E Pewter Metallic
1G Silver Metallic
2P Bright Red
3J Bright Blue
46 Dark Jade Metallic
5M Medium Chestnut Metallic
5W Medium Vaquero Glow
5H Medium Blue Glow
3F Light Medium Blue
85 Tangerine
1P Medium Gray Metallic
83 Light Chamois
64 Yellow
2H Medium Red Metallic
9D Polar White
2G Bright Bittersweet
5T Bright Camel
6N Bright Yellow
8A Dark Chamois Metallic
8N Dark Cordovan Metallic
69 Dark Curry Brown Metallic
8D Medium Bittersweet Metallic
1T Light Pewter Metallic
17 Medium Pewter Metallic
24 Medium Red
3L Midnight Blue Metallic
5Q Medium Dark Brown
86 Pastel Chamois
6Y Medium French Vanilla
6Z Pastel French Vanilla
61 Medium Yellow

1983-86 Fox Body Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name
24 Medium Red
35 Light Cadet Blue
61 Medium Yellow
1B Medium Charcoal Metallic
1C Black
1G Silver Metallic
2G Bright Bittersweet
3L Midnight Blue Metallic
5C Dark Cadet Blue
5U Dark Walnut Metallic
9D Polar White
9N Medium Desert Tan Glow
9Q Light Desert Tan
35 Light Academy Blue
5C Dark Academy Blue
1E Silver
2A Medium Canyon Red
2E Light Canyon Red
9C Bright Copper
9L Oxford White
9W Dark Charcoal
2R Jalapena Red
3V Light Regatta Blue
4E Dark Sage
4M Dark Slate
8L Sand Beige
8Y Dark Sable
1D Smoke
7B Shadow Blue

1987-93 Fox Body Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name
1C/YC Black
1D Smoke Poly
1K Smoke
2D Medium Scarlet
3R Medium Shadow Blue
6H Jonquil
7B Shadow Blue
7H Bright Regatta Blue
8L Sand Beige
8Y Dark Sable
9L/Y0 Oxford White
66 Tropical Yellow
2H Medium Cabernet
6L Dark Sable
7N Dark Shadow Blue
EL Wild Strawberry
EM Medium Red
EP Vermillion
21/EP Bright Red
6V Almond
KA Crystal Blue
MA Light Crystal Blue
MK Twilight Blue
MM Ultra Blue
PA Deep Emerald Green
YF Light Dark Titanium
YG Medium Titanium
YU Dark Titanium
YX Titanium Frost
K3 Bimini Blue
PM Bright Calypso
UA Ebony Black
BZ Chrome Yellow
EG Electric Red
ES Vibrant Red
EY Performance Red
KF Bright Lapis
LA Royal Blue
PD Reef Blue
RD Teal
WB Vibrant White
YN Silver

94-98 SN95 Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Name (Year Range) *GT/GTS only
BZ Canary Yellow (1994*-95*)
E8 Rio Red (1994-98)
E9 Laser Red (1994-98)
ES Vibrant Red (1994*-95*)
GC Iris (1994)
KF Bright Blue (1994-95)
NA Deep Forest Green (1994-97)
RD Teal (1994-95)
UA Black (1994-98)
WJ Opal Frost (1994-96)
ZF Crystal White (1994-98)
JA Sapphire Blue (1995*)
CM Bright Tangerine (1996)
JU Deep Violet (1996-97)
KM Moonlight Blue (1996-97)
LF Mystic (1996 SVT Cobra Only)
PS Pacific Green (1996-98)
AZ Aztec Gold (1997)
BG Autumn Orange (1997-98)
BZ Chrome Yellow (1998)
ES Performance Red (1998)
FU Dark Satin Green (1998)
K6 Atlantic Blue (1998)
K7 Bright Atlantic Blue (1998)
YN Silver (1998)

1999-04 New Edge Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name Years Available
BZ Chrome Yellow 1999
E8 Rio Red 1999
FU Dark Green Satin 1999
K6 Atlantic Blue 1999-00
K7 Bright Atlantic Blue 1999-00
ZR Crystal White 1999-00
ES Performance Red 1999-01
SW Electric Green 1999-02
E9 Laser Red 1999-03
UA Black 1999-04
YN Silver 1999-04
BP Sunburst Gold 2000
SU Amazon (Tropic) Green 2000-03
PY Highland Green 2001 Bullitt
B7 Zinc Yellow 2001-03
L2 True Blue 2001-03
TK Mineral Gray 2001-03
Z1 Oxford White 2001-04
TL Satin Silver 2002-03 (03 was SVT Cobra Only)
D3 Torch Red 2002-04
CX Dark Shadow Gray 2003-04
G2 Redfire Pearl Metallic 2003-04
L5 Azure Blue 2003-04 Mach 1
SN Sonic Blue 2003-04
CY Competition Orange 2004
D6 Screaming Yellow 2004
FX Crimson Red 2004 40th Anniversary Edition
G6 Mystichrome Metallic 2004 Terminator Cobra

2005-09 S197 Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name
D3 Torch Red
D6 Screaming Yellow
G2 Redfire Pearl Metallic
G5 Alloy
G9 Vista Blue
HP Performance White
JV Dark Candy Apple Red
P1 Legend Lime
P3 Windveil Blue
PX Highland Green (Bullitt only)
SN Sonic Blue
T8 Tungsten Gray
TK Mineral Gray
TL Satin Silver
U3 Grabber Orange
UA Black
UI Brilliant Silver
YN Silver
ZY Vapor

2010-14 S197 Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Paint Name
B1 School Bus Yellow
CI Grabber Blue
CY Competition Orange (Boss 302 only)
D3 Torch Red
GQ Sunset Gold
HD Gotta Have It Green
HP Performance White
J4 Deep Impact Blue
L6 Kona Blue
NQ Yellow Blaze
PQ Race Red
RR Ruby Red
UI Brilliant Silver
U6 Red Candy
UZ Red Lava
UA Black
UJ Sterling Gray
UX Ingot Silver

15-17 S550 Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Name (Year Range)
L6 Kona Blue (2015 *50th Anniversary Signature Edition*)
N4 Wimbledon White (2015 *50th Anniversary Signature Edition*)
PQ Race Red (2015-17)
RR Ruby Red (2015-17)
CY Competition Orange (2015-16)
H3 Triple Yellow (2015-17)
J7 Magnetic (2015-17)
HN Guard Green (2015-16)
J4 Deep Impact Blue (2015-16)
UA Black (2015)
G1 Shadow Black (2016-17)
UX Ingot Silver (2015-17)
YZ Oxford White (2015-17)
DR Avalanche (2016-17 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)
CI Grabber Blue (2017)
N6 Lightning Blue (2017)
UG Platinum White (2017)

18-22 S550 Mustang Paint Code List

Paint Code Name (Year Range)
B5 Dark Highland Green (2019-20 *Bullitt Mustang Only*)
R3 Royal Crimson (2018)
NL Orange Fury (2018-19)
H3 Triple Yellow (2018)
JX Lead Foot (2018 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)
J7 Magnetic (2018-20)
L6 Kona Blue (2018-20)
RR Ruby Red (2018-19)
PQ Race Red (2018-22)
D4 Rapid Red Metallic (2020-22)
E7 Velocity Blue (2019-21)
UX Ingot Silver (201821)
YZ/Z1 Oxford White (2018-22)
G1 Shadow/Absolute Black (2018-22)
FM Ford Performance Blue (2020-21)
N6 Lightning Blue (2018)
F9 Grabber Lime (2020)
AJ Need For Green (2019)
CA Twister Orange (2020-21)
JS Iconic Silver (2021-22)
N4 Wimbledon White (2020 *Shelby GT350/GT350R*)
NE Fighter Jet Gray (2021)
CB Grabber Yellow (2021)
HX Antimatter Blue Metallic (2021)
M7 Carbonized Gray Metallic (2021-22)
AE Grabber Blue (2022)
B3 Atlas Blue (2022)
EB Brittany Blue (2022)
P2 Oil Slick Blue-Purple (2022)
SB Cyber Orange (2021 Mach-E & 2022 Mustang)
HY Dark Matter Gray (2022)
FA Eruption Green (2022)

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