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2005-2014 Mustang Paint Colors & Codes

Kevin Cassar
June 18, 2020

Throughout the legendary history of the Mustang, there have been many models that have helped make it become the American automotive icon it is known for today. Born in the era of rebellion, the Mustang only knows no bounds to its relentless pursuit of performance, sophistication, and racing pedigree. When enthusiasts see those prominent lines, broad rear haunches, and signature twin fog lights, one thing comes to mind is legendary American horsepower and design. Although all of these traits make the Mustang so incredible, it could be nothing without its obvious color choices. Every generation of Mustang has offered enthusiasts the right amount of colors, to diversify the herd throughout the community.

Upon launch of the S197 Mustang in 2005, every enthusiast was gearing up for what was known as the modern retro pony, to pay homage to the original 60s era stallion. To enhance classic styling with its fastback profile, broad rear haunches, and long hood, Ford knew it would have to step up the color palette to give the Mustang faithful what it deserves. Throughout its decade long reign, the S197 brought back some of the most signature colors in Mustang history to give models the added punch of styling and design it rightfully deserves.

Below you will find Steeda's color and paint code guide for all the latest knowledge and keys to choose the perfect color for your stallion. Whether you’re shopping for your next Mustang or need to pick up touch paint to fix those annoying rock chips, Steeda has you covered!

2005-2010 S550 Mustang Colors

2005-2009 Mustang Color Options

In the first year of the S197 Mustang, Ford took a conservative approach by offering ten colors within the first year of 2005. As the generation went on, Mustang designers released a wide variety of new colors that would only enhance the elegant and muscular lines of America’s favorite pony car. Things heated up even further when Ford reintroduced three legendary Mustang models in the Shelby GT500, Mustang Bullitt, and GT California Special. These three icons harken back to the original muscle car era of style, class, and muscle was as paramount as America and apple pie.

The reintroduction of these models meant Ford could take a punch to all competitors domestically to show who has always been the king of muscle cars. Colors such as Grabber Orange, Dark Highland Green, Performance White, and Dark Candy Apple Red paid homage to the original stallions, which first graced the pony emblem. Over ten years later, these colors are still revered by all Mustang enthusiasts alike, and as the generation gets older, they can be quite harder to find. These reasons are what makes these colors so special just as all of the colors you will find throughout the first phase of the S197 Mustang generation.

Below you will find a comprehensive list and detailed information on all of the colors throughout the first five years of the retro pony.


2005-2009 Mustang Paint Color Chart

Paint Code Paint Colors Color Sample Color Notations Applicable Years
D3 Torch Red
  2005-2009
D6 Screaming Yellow
  2005-2006
G2 Redfire
  2005-2007
HP Performance White
  2005-2009
P1 Legend Lime
  2005-2006
P1 Windveil Blue
  2006-2008
SN Sonic Blue
  2005
TK Mineral Grey
  2005
TL Satin Silver
  2005-2007
UA Black
  2005-2009
T8 Tungsten Gray
  2006-2007
G9 Vista Blue
  2006-2009
G5 Alloy
  2007-2009
U3 Grabber Orange
  2007-2008
ZY Vapor
  2008-2009
JV Dark Candy Apple Red
  2008-2009
PX Dark Highland Green
Mustang Bullitt Only 2008-2009
YN Silver
  2008
UI Brilliant Silver
  2009


2018-2020 Mustang Paint Colors

2010-2014 Mustang Color Options

Just as Mustang enthusiasts thought things couldn't get any better, Ford hit everyone with a sledgehammer in the automotive community with the introduction of a mid-cycle refresh on what was already the most excellent modern Mustang to date. In 2010, the Mustang received a thoroughly revised front fascia, rear fascia, and more prominent fenders than the previous years of S197. Furthermore, just as everyone among the Mustang community thought it couldn't get any greater in 2010, Ford hit everyone with another bombshell with the return of the 5.0L Coyote V8 in 2011. To put this in perspective, it helped the Mustang launch itself right back to the head of the pack amongst it Chevrolet and Mopar rivals.

With that being said, Mustang designers unleashed the full potential of color options to give American's pony car a racehorse from hell, appearance. Harkening back to the original muscle car era, Ford knew it was time to bring back distinct colors such as Grabber Blue found on the iconic Mustang Mach 1 and School Bus Yellow found on the iconic Parnelli Jones Boss 302 Mustang. These colors helped make Mustang so iconic in the world of automotive design, performance, and racing. Furthermore, it helped potential buyers find a more significant bond with their pony because every color is attributed to an individual's personality and style.

If you're in the market for a 2010-2014 Mustang or need to fix pesky paint chips on your front bumper, take a look at the chart below to find all the colors that came optional during this second phase of the S197 Mustang!

2010-2014 Mustang Paint Color Chart

Paint Code Paint Colors Color Sample Color Notations Applicable Years
CI Grabber Blue
  2010-2014
D3 Torch Red
  2010
GQ Sunset Gold
  2010
HP Performance White
  2010-2014
L6 Kona Blue
  2010-2012
U6 Red Candy
  2010-2014
UA Black
  2010-2014
UI Brilliant Silver
  2010
UJ Sterling Gray
  2010-2014
PQ Race Red
  2010-2014
NQ Yellow Blaze
  2011-2012
UX Ingot Silver
  2011
CY Competition Orange
  2012
UZ Red Lava
  2013
HD Gotta Have It Green
  2013-2014
B1 School Bus Yellow
Only available on Boss 302 & Boss 302 Laguna Seca 2013
J4 Deep Impact Blue
  2013-2014



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