2021 Ford Mustang Paint Colors
It seems that every year that goes by, there’s another new thing to talk about when it comes to the Mustang. The 2018 Mustang included a ton of new tech like a digital cluster, MagneRide suspension, active exhaust, and a 10-speed automatic transmission that drove the GT’s 1/4 mile time down into the 11s. For 2020, the new Shelby GT500 is the talk of the town. And, rightfully so - at 760 horsepower, a Mustang-first 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and massive 16.5” Brembo brakes up front, this snake is nothing to be messed with!
2021 Mustang Color Options
With the upcoming 2021 model year, there are some new things to talk about when it comes to the Mustang. Thanks to some insight from our friends at Mustang6G, it seems Ford Motor Company has plans to really shake things up with the color offerings for the 2021 Mustang. With the talk behind a 2021 Mustang Refresh and highly rumored Mach 1, many enthusiasts are excited to see what’s to come for the next model year, especially the colors and paint codes!
Unfortunately, with every new list of introduced colors, that means there are colors that Ford has to discontinue to make way for the new shades of the Mustang. We’re very surprised to see Magnetic too, as it’s been a staple of the S550 Mustang since its inception in 2015. However, we are quite excited to see some of these new colors on America’s favorite pony car; especially with a potential refresh on the horizon!
Discontinued Paint Colors For 2021 Mustang:
- Grabber Lime
- Kona Blue
- Rapid Red
- Shadow Black
Another change we’re surprised to see is the discontinuation of Grabber Lime and Rapid Red. Both of these colors were a one-year run for the Mustang. We wonder if it was sales related, or part of the plan all along. What we really want to see again, however, is Grabber Blue! Which is currently available on the upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
2021 Mustang Paint Color Chart
|Paint Code||Paint Colors||Color Sample||New For 2021 Mustang?|
|HX||Antimatter Blue Metallic||
|M7||Carbonized Gray Metallic||
|NE||Fighter Jet Gray||
|FM||Ford Performance Blue Metallic||
|D4||Lucid Red Pearl||
|E7||Velocity Blue Metallic||
2021 Mustang Absolute Black
Since the inception of the S550 in 2015, there have been two different shades of black on the color lineup. Absolute Black will be the third. The current shade of Shadow Black seemed to have a bit more gray than the outgoing black. Absolute Black isn’t anything new for the Ford lineup, however. It looks like they used this shade on the Focus RS.
2021 Mustang Antimatter Blue Metallic
We’re not quite sure what Antimatter Blue Metallic is going to look like on the 2021 Mustang. Our hunch is that this may be a special color offered on the Mach 1, but we’re not 100% sure. This likely could resemble a lighter blue with some metallic flake in there, but until we see some more spy shots - only time will tell!
2021 Mustang Carbonized Gray Metallic
This one is a bit easier for us to visualize since Carbonized Gray Metallic will be used on the Mustang Mach-E. This is likely the color that will be replacing Magnetic as they are definitely similar to one another.
2021 Mustang Fighter Jet Gray
Fighter Jet Gray is a new color for Ford, as we haven’t seen what it would look like on any other vehicle. If we were to guess, it’ll likely be somewhere along the lines of Avalanche Gray and Lead Foot Gray used on the Shelby GT350 in past model years. Think more of a primer look.
2021 Mustang Ford Performance Blue Metallic
Thankfully, we’ve already gotten to see what Ford Performance Blue looks like as it’s been around for a couple model years at this point. Currently only available on Ford Performance vehicles, this blue highly resembles the Liquid Blue that was used on many of the Ford Performance debut vehicles back in 2014. Our thinking is that many people craved that high-dollar Liquid Blue paint used in those promotional vehicles, so Ford’s solution was to offer this shade of blue.
2021 Mustang Iconic Silver
Personally, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ingot Silver. Resembled that of a plain, boring silver that should belong on a commuter car. Iconic Silver, on the other hand, is a completely different animal. When displayed in certain lighting conditions, the shadows shown in the color are much darker than Ingot Silver. This makes the color look 100x more aggressive, and we’re excited to see it on more Mustang models going forward!
2021 Mustang Lucid Red Pearl
Recently introduced on the European-spec Ford Kuga, Lucid Red reminds us very strongly of Red Candy Metallic used back on the S197 Mustang when the Coyote first came out. This is a welcome addition as it brings a bit more punch in comparison to the outgoing Ruby Red from 2019 and Rapid Red from 2020.
2021 Mustang Oxford White
Oxford White is one of those timeless colors that should always have a home on the Mustang. When tied in with the right black accent parts, it simply cannot be beaten. Our friends over a Lund Racing have a 2020 GT500 in Oxford White (photographed by Dan Drennen) and it certainly walks that fine line between menacing and classy, and we love it.
2021 Mustang Race Red
You simply couldn’t call it a Mustang if it wasn’t offered in red! Race Red has been around for a few years, but it offers that look-at-me appearance that you simply can’t get with any other color. First, you’ll hear the Mustang from around the street corner, then you’ll see that Race Red shining a 1/4 mile away!
2021 Mustang Twister Orange
Orange is one of those colors that takes a special kind of person to drive. First it was Competition Orange offered in the Boss 302, then among all Mustang trim levels in 2015 and 2016. With a brief hiatus, out came Orange Fury on the 2018 Mustang - as the lead promotional color, too! We are big fans of Orange Fury, but Twister Orange puts a bit more orange into the twist and it bodes well on more aggressive trim levels, like the GT500.
2021 Mustang Velocity Blue Metallic
Velocity Blue is one of our absolute favorite colors on the Mustang. It makes you do a double take on any trim level, stands out without punching you in the face, and looks great with some black accents! We would love to see Velocity Blue Metallic stick around a couple more model years, and hopefully be able to line up next to a comeback of Grabber Blue!
2021 Mustang Yellow Peel
It was only a matter of time before yellow made a comeback to the Mustang lineup! We haven’t seen what this new color will bring for the Mustang, or even Ford lineup, quite yet. Only time will tell, but it can’t be much different than Triple Yellow offered on previous model years of the S550 Mustang.
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