There’s little dispute that Jeep Wranglers are more colorful than the average vehicle. Wranglers are about fun, individuality, and creating your own path. Whether you want a Jeep that’s going to blend in with the outdoors or stand out, there’s a paint option for you.
For 2022, there are nine confirmed colors, with a tenth rumored.
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2022 Jeep Wrangler Colors
Tuscadero was introduced in late 2021 and is set to be a limited edition. The name is a reference to a character from Happy Days, Pinky Tuscadero. Tuscadero is a dark pink, essentially a magenta. Reactions have been mostly positive, which makes sense since bright colors are definitely more fun, and this shade is bold.
It’s hard to imagine a vehicle coming out and not offering a silver. It’s like not having a black or white! But as of right now, Jeep order forms don’t have one listed. It’s rumored that Silver Zynith, already a confirmed shade on several other Jeep vehicles, will be added to the Wrangler soon. This would add a silver and create a lighter option, besides white. We’re still unclear on why “Zenith” is misspelled.
What is there to say about black? No one’s surprised it’s returning, it’s a pretty standard color. That said, black serves as a perfect base for just about any daring design you can imagine. A Black Jeep gives you the freedom to totally change your exterior appearance by swapping out your accessories.
Like Black, White is a pretty standard offering, and adding “Bright” to the name doesn’t really make it less basic. White not only serves as a perfect base for a variety of looks, but it’s also the most affordable option. White is the only color with no upcharge. Great news if you like white!
White is also the only confirmed color that’s light, with most of 2022’s shades being on the darker end of the spectrum.
Red is able to be bold without being too bold. Red cars have universal appeal. When paired with a black top (hard or soft) a red Jeep looks classic and striking.
For no apparent reason, many Jeep fans had trouble ordering Granite Crystal at the tail end of 2021, but it’s back for the 2022 year. Granite Crystal is a dark gray metallic. Dark grays like Granite Crystal have all the advantages of black, but don’t show dirt quite as easily.
Dirt visibility is always a consideration when you’re driving a vehicle that can go straight from the trail to the highway.
Hydro Blue is a pearl paint, which gives it a sheen that’s less harsh than the shine of metallics. This dark blue was first introduced last year and has definitely been a hit. For 2022, Hydro Blue is the only shade of blue available for the Wrangler.
Jeep’s always been proud of their military pedigree, and Sarge Green fits in perfectly with that. This dark, olive green is definitely military-inspired, and looks absurdly good with the Willys trim package. Though not as “fun” as Gecko or Mojito, Sarge Green is a great, practical color that will look right at home on the trail.
Snazzberry was first introduced last year. If you love red but want a darker shade than Firecracker, Snazzberry is perfect for you. Despite the name, this is a shade that looks very grown-up, and works well with a variety of trims.
It looked like Snazzberry was going to be cut for the 2022 year, but it’s officially on the order form. If this shade is your favorite, you may want to order sooner rather than later though.
This flat dark gray is a perfect contrast for Granite Crystal. Without the metallic flake, the gray takes on a stealthier quality. True to its name, it does look a lot like a stingray.
Billet Silver Metallic
Billet silver seemed like such a standard color, it’s hard to imagine it being discontinued. That said, it’s a rather un-Jeep shade. Where’s the fun name? Where’s the flair for the dramatic? Replacing it with Silver Zynith makes a lot of sense.
Chief was always intended to be a limited edition, and true to form, it’s retired. This blue shade has been retired and returned many times though, so we don’t expect it to sit out for too long.
Gecko was either “lime green” or “snot green” depending on whether you loved it or hated it. By far one of the most divisive colors on Jeep’s lineup, Gecko’s sitting out for 2022.
Hellayella had a pretty long run there, especially for such a bright shade. It’s a shame this one isn’t returning for 2022. Not only was it another great light shade, but it was so bright and cheerful.
Nacho was somewhere between orange and yellow. It’s weird that this shade didn’t return. Nacho definitely helped round out the paint options and looked great with black accents.
What Jeep Color Will You Go With?
Jeep’s been offering mid-year color launches and unexpectedly retiring colors lately. That means if you see a color that’s just right for you, you’d best get to your Jeep dealer and put in an order.
There are a lot of great reasons to buy a Jeep Wrangler. Just make sure you figure out which trim best complements the color of your choice.
Sources: You Can Now Get a Pink Jeep Wrangler, Car and Driver | Jeep Just Axed the 2020 Wrangler's Three Coolest Paint Options, MotorTrend | 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) 4-Door Order Guide Updated Monthly, JL Wrangler Forums
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