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2015-2020 Mustang Paint Colors & Codes

Kevin Cassar
June 12, 2020

Since the S550 Mustang launched in 2015, it has been an absolute revelation among the automotive and Mustang enthusiast community. Ford ensured that it would bring the iconic American pony car to the twenty-first century, with new technology implemented such as a first-ever independent rear suspension, drive modes, modern soft-touch interior, and line-lock. Each Mustang generation has brought a unique flavor of style and sophistication to the lineup; the same can be said about color choices.

For the last five years, Ford has given enthusiasts the broadest color palette to choose from ever among the Mustang stable. Each color offers a unique flavor to enable enthusiasts to provide personality, customization, and style to their pony. Each year, throughout the S550 generation, it has brought enthusiasts something new to choose from and inspire them to create the perfect American icon in their way.

Our color and paint code guide will give you all the details on everything you will need to make the right decision on your S550 Mustang or pick up the correct paint code for those pesky rock chips.

2015-2017 S550 Mustang Colors

2015-2017 Mustang Color Options

Upon initial launch in 2015, enthusiasts all across the United States and around the world were wondering if the S550 Mustang would live up to the legendary herd of past generations. After patiently waiting, it was revealed to the public in New York just as the original was in 1964 on top of the Empire State Building. At first glance, its design language speaks nothing but Mustang! With its trademark fastback profile like the 1965, 1967, and 1970 originals, the 2015 is the modern interpretation of the American icon.

Ford took advantage of the launch's timing because it happened to fall on the 50th anniversary of the legendary American icon. Due to this, the Mustang team had a brilliant idea to put together the most commemorative anniversary model to date. What they came up with was a unique styling package that would pay homage to the original 1964-1/2 Mustang, launched in Wimbledon white. Only 1,964 were made in this model with Mr. Bill Ford's signature on the dash plaque, to this day, collectors and enthusiasts revere these Mustangs.

Just as all Mustang models have been iconic, the S550 brought the pony to the twenty-first century in style, sophistication, and performance. The Mustang wouldn't be what it is today without its fantastic color options; these colors help bring out the tremendous design language and body lines. Below you will see the complete lineup of shades that Ford offered during the first phase of the S550 Mustang from 2015-2017.


2015-2017 Mustang Paint Color Chart

Paint Code Paint Colors Color Sample Color Notations Applicable Years
CY Competition Orange
  2015-2016
H3 Triple Yellow
  2015-2017
HN Guard
  2015-2016
J4 Deep Impact Blue
  2015-2016
J7 Magnetic
  2015-2017
L6 Kona Blue
2015 50 Year Anniversary Signature Edition 2015
N4 Wimbeldon White
2015 50 Year Anniversary Signature Edition 2015
PQ Race Red
  2015-2017
RR Ruby Red
  2015-2017
UA Black
  2015
UX Ingot Silver
  2015-2017
YZ Oxford White
  2015-2017
DR Avalanche
Only available for Shelby GT350 & GT350R 2016-2017
G1 Shadow Black
  2016-2017
CI Grabber Blue
  2017
N6 Lightning Blue
  2017
UG White Platinum
  2017


2018-2020 Mustang Paint Colors

2018-2020 Mustang Color Options

After three years of unbelievable success, Ford knew it was time to put together a mid-cycle refresh to reinvigorate the Mustang community with something even more modern than the initial 2015 Mustang. What came about was a more edgy and impactful design that gave the Mustang a more aggressive look while maintaining Mustang lineage and design language. In 2018, the Mustang received even more paint color choices, options, and models. After years of success of the Cyclone V6, the Mustang would no longer have a six-cylinder engine in the lineup anymore replaced by the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-Cylinder Turbo.

Things started to heat up, especially in 2019, when Mustang engineers announced they would be bringing back a modern interpretation of the legendary Mustang Bullitt to pay homage to the original. More importantly, enthusiasts from all across the United States were anxiously waiting for the official unveiling of the most venomous Shelby GT500 ever to come from the factory to date. In January of 2019, Ford unveiled the highly anticipated 2020 Shelby GT500 with the Predator 5.2L Supercharged V8 engine. Along with the debut, it would come with a plethora of new color options, including Ford Performance Blue, Twister Orange, and Grabber Lime, to name a few.

Below you will find all the latest colors within the S550 Mustang lineup from the last 2-3 years. Furthermore, Ford will unleash an even broader color palette to the stable in the 2021 Mustang model year.

2018-2020 Mustang Paint Color Chart

Paint Code Paint Colors Color Sample Color Notations Applicable Years
R3 Royal Crimson
  2018
H3 Triple Yellow
  2018
JX Lead Foot
Only available on Shelby GT350 & GT350R 2018
NL Orange Fury
  2018-2019
J7 Magnetic
  2018-2020
L6 Kona Blue
  2018-2019
PQ Race Red
  2018-2020
RR Ruby Red
  2018-2020
E7 Velocity Blue
  2019-2020
UX Ingot Silver
  2018-2019
YZ Oxford White
  2018-2020
FM Performance Blue
Only available for Shelby GT350 & GT350R 2019
G1 Shadow Black
  2018-2020
B5 Dark Highland Green
Only available on Mustang Bullitt 2019-2020
N6 Lightning Blue
  2018-2019
AJ Need For Green
  2019
F9 Grabber Lime
  2020
FM Ford Performance Blue
Only available on Shelby GT350, GT350R, & GT500 2019-2020
CA Twister Orange
  2020
JS Iconic Silver
  2020



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