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Looking for automotive paint? What's the name of a color? Remembering the first car you ever owned? These questions and more can be explored on PaintRef.com. We do not sell paint, but we do try to help you find the paint codes so that you can order them from a paint company like the ones we have links to on the right.

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(1) We have a method to easily cross-reference the use of a paint formula on different automobile models, years, and paint manufacturers from the 857,687 paint codes in our database.
(2) We show the model/year paint code as well as the longer GM/Ford/Chrysler manufacturing paint code
(3) Wherever possible we try to use the model/year promotional paint name which comes from sales brochures which we also have available for viewing (39,900 pages and growing).
(4) We show the corresponding codes of all major manufacturers of paint (OEM and touchup paints, we try to avoid alternative or complete repaint options because they don't match well)
(5) We not only show scanned in paint chip pages (65,685 pages, the largest online paint chip collection anywhere!) but we also link them to the names and codes in in our database (ever try manually searching an online jpg image for a color name? Well, you can do that automatically in our site!)
(6) In many cases we show examples of the paint, even on real cars. If not, check out the Google/Bing/Yahoo image search links for each color listed.
(7) You can also search on generic color shades such as Orange or Red Corvette or 1969 Blue or Chyrsler Green, we even have summary lists which show the use of these color shades on a specific model throughout the years (i.e. Blue Mustang or Orange Camaro or Green Chevy Truck.

Why do we do this? To understand the history of color usage as well as how codes and promotional names for the same paint have changed with time.

For example, did you know that Firemist was a name given to a group of special metallic paints which primarily appeared on the Cadillac but also the Buick and Oldsmobile starting in 1964 and continuing to the present.

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1958 Chevrolet Corvette
paint color name   code     sample  
Inca Silver
Charcoal 500A
Silver Blue 502A
Black 503A
Regal Turquoise 504A
Signet Red 506A
Panama Yellow 508A
Snowcrest White 510A

1969 Chevrolet Camaro
paint color name   code     sample  
Tuxedo Black 10
Butternut Yellow 40
Dover White 50
Dusk Blue 51
Garnet Red 52
Glacier Blue 53
Azure Turquoise 55
Fathom Green 57
Frost Green 59
Burnished Brown 61
Champagne 63
Olympic Gold 65
Burgundy 67
Cortez Silver 69
LeMans Blue 71
Hugger Orange 72
Daytona Yellow 76
Rallye Green 79

1964 Ford Mustang
paint color name   code     sample  
Raven Black A
Pagoda Green B
Dynasty Green D
Guardsman Blue F
Caspian Blue H
Rangoon Red J
Silver Smoke Gray K
Wimbledon White M
Tropical Turquoise O
Prairie Bronze P
Cascade Green S
Sunlight Yellow V
Vintage Burgundy X
Skylight Blue Y
Chantilly Beige Z
Poppy Red 3
Twilight Turquoise 5
Phoenician Yellow 7

1970 Dodge Challenger
paint color name   code     sample  
Silver A4
Light Blue B3
Bright Blue B5
Dark Blue B7
Plum Crazy C7
Bright Red E5
Light Green F4
Dark Green F8
Sublime J5
Green Go J6
Go Mango K2
Dark Burnt Orange K5
Beige L1
Panther Pink M3
Dark Tan T6
Hemi Orange V2
White W1
Black X9
Bright Yellow Y1
Cream Y3
Light Gold Y4

1972 Volkswagen Beetle
paint color name   code     sample  
Texas Yellow L10B
Saturn Yellow L13M
Brilliant Orange L20B
Blood Orange L21E
Kasan Red L30B
Black L41
Enzian Blue L51B
Marina Blue L54D
Sumatra Green L61B
Willow Green L63K
Pastel White L90D
Kansas Beige L91D
Turquoise L95B
Silver L96D
Gemini Blue L96E
Colorado Red L97D

2021 Chevrolet Corvette
paint color name   code     sample  
Sebring Orange G26
Arctic White G8G
Ceramic Matrix Gray G9F
Black GBA
Accelerate Yellow GD0
Shadow Gray GJI
Torch Red GKZ
Rapid Blue GMO
Red Mist GPH
Elkhart Lake Blue GS7
Silver Flare GSJ
Zeus Bronze GUI

2021 Chevrolet Camaro
paint color name   code     sample  
Crush G16
Red Hot G7C
Satin Steel G9K
Summit White GAZ
Black GBA
Shadow Gray GJI
Riverside Blue GKK
Shock GKO
Wild Cherry GSK

2021 Ford Mustang
paint color name   code     sample  
Space White A3
Infinite Blue AB
Grabber Blue AE
Star White AZ
Twister Orange CA
Grabber Yellow CB
Rapid Red D4
Velocity Blue E7
Performance Blue FM
Shadow Black G1
Antimatter Blue HX
Dark Matter Gray HY
Iconic Silver JS
Carbonized Gray M7
Fighter Jet Gray NE
Race Red PQ
Cyber Orange SB
Oxford White YZ

2021 Dodge Challenger
paint color name   code     sample  
Smoke Show PAE
Granite Pearl PAU
Indigo Blue PBM
Frostbite PCA
Hellrasin PCD
Sinamon Stick PEC
F8 Green PFQ
Gold Rush PJB
TorRed PR3
Octane Red PRV
Triple Nickel PSE
Go Mango PVP
White Knuckle PW7
Pitch Black PX8
Pitch Black PX8,DX8

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
paint color name   code     sample  
Safari LB1N,7D
Habanero Orange LB2Y,V9
White Silver LB9Z,K8
Pure White LC9A,0Q
Deep Black LC9X,2T
Stonewashed Blue LD5H
Silk Blue LD5L,2B
Platinum Gray LD7X,2R
Tornado Red LY3D,G2