2022 Bronco & Bronco Raptor ColorsLast Updated June 13, 2023 | Andrew Boyle
The 2021 Bronco launched with 12 exterior paint options. In its second year, that number will remain the same (if not grow).
In 2022, all but two Bronco colors are carryovers from the 2021 model. Sadly, three great shades from the first year won't be making a return. But Ford will be adding a deep forest green and a burnt-orange red that should get some new buyers excited. There's also the exciting Code Orange for those who might be lucky enough to get their hands on a Bronco Raptor.
Without further ado, here's the color lineup for the 2022 Ford Bronco.
|Cyber Orange Metallic||SB||Returning|
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Sample colors are for representation purposes and may not accurately portray actual paint color due to screen settings, metallic finish, etc.
New Bronco Colors in 2022
The Bronco Raptor everyone expected was finally confirmed by Ford for the 2022 model year. Sadly, it will not be called the Warthog. Code Orange will be exclusive to the Bronco Raptor trim.
We haven't seen a full picture of the Bronco in Code Orange yet, but it's a color we've already seen on the 2021 F-150 Raptor. Despite two other colors having an orange tinge (Cyber Orange Metallic and Hot Pepper Red), this color is more on the pumpkin side of the orange spectrum. It looks great on the F-150 Raptor, and we expect it'll look just as good on the Bronco.
The new green confirmed by Ford earlier this year was finally revealed in late August at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Despite rumors that it would be called Everglades Green or Overland Green, Ford settled on Eruption Green. That makes sense since it's also one of the new Mustang colors for 2022.
The color was added due to customer demand for a green option, and it’ll be available on all trim levels. This dark, foresty green takes inspiration from Mallard Green, a color you could get on first-gen Broncos starting in 1973. It’s nice to see such a rich color in the lineup, and it just makes sense given the outdoor aesthetic of the Bronco.
Hot Pepper Red Metallic
While confirming Eruption Green, Ford also announced the new Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. There are no official pictures of the Bronco sporting this new color yet, but it is an option on the 2022 Maverick. We put together a rendering below based on that shade.
Hot Pepper Red Metallic is more of a burnt orange color than a true red. The metallic flake does make it change shades depending on the light, though. With the departure of the darker Rapid Red, and Cyber Orange Metallic being more yellow than orange, this color might fill the gap right between the two.
Returning Bronco Colors for 2022
Those holding out until the 2022 model year should be relieved to see that Area 51 made the cut. While it's still on the gray side of the spectrum, it at least has some blue tones to it. Given the loss of the other blue options like Antimatter and Velocity Blue, this is the only blue-ish paint option left for the Bronco.
Despite being another shade of gray, Cactus Gray is still a pretty good looking color. Depending on the lighting, it seems to shift from slightly off-white to a light sage green. The neutral tone pairs well with a white or black roof, and black or chrome wheels. In other words, it's hard to mess this color up.
Carbonized Gray is the standard dark gray color in the lineup. As one of the few metallic paint options, it looks especially good in the sun. This classy color pairs well with black wheels and accessories, but looks just as good with machined aluminum.
Cyber Orange Metallic
With the removal of Velocity Blue, Cyber Orange Metallic is one of the only bold color choices left on the 2022 Bronco. Cyber Orange looks more dark yellow than orange, but we love it anyways. The metallic flake adds so much depth and interest to this color when it's out in the sun. Ford has also expanded the availability of Cyber Orange to the Base and Big Bend trim levels for 2022!
Iconic Silver is another classic color that looks great on the Bronco. Silver pairs well with just about any accent color you can think of. The trend seems to be all black accessories these days, but you can stand out more with some blues or bright reds. Given the lack of color options for the Bronco, you might want to go with this blank canvas and add your own pops of color.
Oxford White is another classic, if bland, color option from Ford's paint lineup. This color has been on most Ford vehicles at one point or another. Like Iconic Silver, this color looks great with black. But you can also pair it with some bold accessories to stand out from the monochromatic herd.
If you want your Bronco's color to make a bold statement, Race Red is your only option besides Cyber Orange in 2022. Luckily, Race Red is a beautiful shade that's deep and bright. The glossy finish is super reflective, making the paint pop even in low-light settings.
Shadow Black is the perfect color for those who are either obsessed with detailing or who like to wear mud as a badge of honor. Either way, black is a great-looking color on almost any vehicle, and the Bronco is no exception.
This bright blue is well-loved, and is one of the few bold metallic paint options buyers have on the Bronco. With the exit of both Antimatter and Lightning Blue, it's good to see at least one shade of true blue stick around for 2022.
Bronco Colors Not Returning in 2022
It seems like Ford has it out for the color blue this year. For some reason, two of the three colors not returning for 2022 are shades of blue. And we think that's just a shame.
Antimatter Blue, while not particularly bold and bright, is just so rich and deep that we're sad to see it go. If you want a deep, dark color in 2022, your best bet will be Shadow Black. Hopefully this blue makes a comeback on future models.
Nobody expected Lightning Blue to return in 2022, considering it was exclusive to the First Edition models. Still, we're sad to see it go.
It seems Rapid Red lost the popularity contest to Race Red in 2021, which could be why this color is being retired. Rapid Red was a much more nuanced red, with a darker, deeper color than Race Red. Although it’s being replaced by Hot Pepper Red Metallic, that color is a bit more orange. The more distinct orange-red color might be exactly what buyers are looking for. But if you’re a fan of pure red hues, you’re stuck with just one option this year.
What About Yellowstone Yellow?
Hot Pepper Red Metallic was a bit of a curveball considering Yellowstone Yellow was also a rumored new color. While Cyber Orange is already more yellow than orange, having a more obvious shade of yellow would’ve been nice. But given the delays and production issues Ford’s had with the Bronco, it makes sense that they’d go with an existing color from another model.
With production for new colors set to begin in December, we wouldn't hold our breath for a yellow in 2022. But hey, there’s always a chance it could be on the list for 2023! Until then, sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all things Bronco.
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