2023 F-150 Paint Colors

2023 F-150 Paint Colors

Last Updated September 2, 2022 | Meghan Drummond

In the same vein as the 2023 Mustang and 2023 Bronco, the 2023 F-150s color options definitely stick to a mostly monochromatic scheme. More than 60% of your color options will fall somewhere between white and black, with a wide range of grays to select from.

That said, there are some new contenders and a couple of shades that are definitely fun and attractive.

New Colors | Returning Colors | Retiring Colors

2021 Ford F-150 Colors
ColorCodeSampleStatus
Star White Metallic AZ
Returning
Atlas Blue Metallic B3
Returning
Code Orange CN
Raptor Exclusive
Stone Gray Metallic D1
Returning
Rapid Red Metallic D4
Returning
Avalanche DR
New
Hot Pepper Red Metallic EA
New
Azure Gray Metallic G4
New
Antimatter Blue Metallic HX
Returning
Iconic Silver Metallic JS
Returning
Area 51 KU
New
Carbonized Gray Metallic M7
Returning
Race Red PQ
Returning
Agate Black Metallic UM
Returning
Oxford White YZ/Z1
Returning

New Colors for 2023

While the four new shades have been seen on other Ford vehicles, it’s still great to see them show up on America’s favorite pickup, where they’re sure to be appreciated.

Avalanche

Avalanche isn’t a new Ford color, but it’s new for the F-150. This color is a flatter gray than many of the other gray options (there’s certainly no shortage). This color looks pretty great on the 2022 Ford Ranger, so it’s a pretty good bet for the F-150 as well.

In general, this shade of gray really looks great when paired with accents like black wheels.

A light grey F-150

Available on: STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, XLT Heritage Edition, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Hot Pepper Red Metallic

This orangey red is a great pick for anyone looking for an Autumn-inspired hue who doesn’t want to opt for the Raptor (which is available in Code Orange). Hot Pepper doesn’t quite fit this color, which is really a much more subdued red than the name would suggest.

Orangey-red painted F-150

Available on: STX Appearance Package, XLT, XLT Chrome and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat and Lariat Sport Appearance Package.

Azure Gray Metallic

Azure Gray is a blue-toned gray that was very popular when Ford put it on a concept vehicle. It’s kinda blue in the same way that Cactus Gray is kinda green, and it looks nice in the right light. In most light, it’s a pretty good substitute for Smoked Quartz.

Dark blue gray F150

Available on: Lariat, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Area 51

Area 51 is almost the same shade as Azure Gray, but it’s a little more “blue” and a lot less “metallic.” Though these two colors are very similar, they won’t be competing on many trims. Lariat is the only trim that offers both colors. This color was one of the most popular for the new Bronco, so it’ll be interesting to see how it’s received on the F-150.

A blue-gray F150 Truck

Available on: STX Appearance Package, XLT, XLT Chrome and Sport Appearance Packages, XLT Heritage Edition, Lariat, and Lariat Sport Appearance Package.

Returning

It’s no surprise that many of the best colors are returning favorites from previous years.

Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Star White is a bright white with a metallic flake. Fans of the color are quick to point out that it gains a pearly sheen in sunlight that really does make it look like it’s covered in stardust.

When it’s not in the sun, it looks plain white. Some noted that compared to a flatter white this shade can look dingy when in the shade, but as long as you keep it detailed this color can look rich and deep.

A bright white metallic Ford F150 Truck

Available on: Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, and Tremor Trims.

Atlas Blue Metallic

Atlas Blue is a relatively new color. First introduced in 2022, this color has quickly become one of the most popular shades of blue. Some have described it as a darker version of Lightning Blue, or a lighter version of the ever-beloved Blue Jean Metallic shade.

Either way, this shade provides a much-needed pop of color for a pretty monochromatic year.

Sadly, it is not available on the Tremor package this year.

A bright blue F150 pickup truck

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, XLT, XLT Chrome and Sport Appearance Packages, XLT Heritage Edition, and Lariat Sport Appearance Packages.

Code Orange

Code Orange is bright, fun, and generally a really well-liked color. It’s also exclusively available on the Raptor package (and probably the Raptor R). For those committed to color but not ready to invest in the off-roading prowess of the Raptor, Hot Pepper Metallic is a great backup choice.

Bright Orange Raptor F150 truck

Available on: Raptor

Stone Gray Metallic

Stone Gray is a gray with a bronze undertone. If you were looking at interior design this color would be called “greige” and your realtor would advise you to paint your home in it to improve resell value. It’s a completely non-objectionable shade that kinda-goes with everything.

A coppery-gray F150 Truck

Available on: XL, STX Appearance Package,STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome Appearance Package, Lariat, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome, and Tremor Trims.

Rapid Red Metallic

This dark red was first introduced with the 2020 Shelby GT500 and has become a favorite on Ford’s paint lineup since then. A dark, rich red, this shade looks a little more grown-up than the fun Race Red. Perfect for anyone who needs a truck who can transition from work to weekend.

Dark red Ford F150 pickup truck

Available On: STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, Platinum, and Raptor Trims.

Antimatter Blue Metallic

Antimatter Blue is so dark it practically counts as a second black shade. It is dark. But the metallic flake also picks up in the sun, making the color really pop. It’s important to keep the darkness of this blue in mind when selecting things like wheel color and interior options. When paired with chrome accents and a tan interior, the blue is really given the chance to shine.

A dark blue Ford pickup truck

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome Appearance Package, XLT Heritage Edition, Lariat, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Iconic Silver Metallic

Iconic Silver is probably not so appropriately named. While it’s been mostly used on vehicles that we’d consider iconic, the color is just a pretty nice shade of silver. Maybe not worth writing home about, but a perfectly fine base for your build.

A bright silver Ford F150 pickup

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Carbonized Gray Metallic

Carbonized Gray is Ford’s take on the deep, shark-skin colored gray that’s been so popular the past few years. Dark grays offer many of the same benefits as black, but don’t show dirt quite as easily.

A dark gray metallic F150

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Race Red

Obviously, every vehicle color line-up needs one bright cherry red. And that’s Race Red’s position on this year’s F-150 palette. Race Red represents one of three saturated hues available this year (the other two being Atlas Blue and Code Orange).

A bright red ford F-150

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Agate Black

Agate Black is the current black being used on the F-150. Agate Black is a metallic black that has a slightly warmer undertone than the former Shadow Black (also called Absolute Black).

A plain black Ford F150

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Oxford White

Oxford White might look like the “less premium” white in comparison to the tri-coated Star White, but this color’s been around for a while. A creamier, plain white without a metallic flake in the paint.

A plain white F150 truck

Available on: XL, XL Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package, STX Black Appearance Package, Rattler Package, XLT, XLT Chrome, Black, and Sport Appearance Packages, Lariat, Lariat Black and Sport Appearance Packages, King Ranch, King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package, Platinum, Platinum Black Appearance Package, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor Trims.

Retired

Unfortunately, every year a few colors are retired. While current owners of these colors might get excited (their vehicle just became a little more unique) it can be frustrating for those just waiting to put their order in.

If either of these two colors are necessary for your truck to feel just right, then you’ve still got time to find a new 2022. Otherwise, you can always wait for them to come back into rotation or we’ve offered some substitution suggestions.

Smoked Quartz Metallic

Smoked Quartz will not be returning for the 2023 F-150. Though it was a popular shade of gray, it was yet another gray paint, but one with a premium price tag. While attractive, the addition of Azure Gray offers a convenient substitute.

Smoked Quartz Ford F-150 with chromed silver accents

Space White

Ahhh Space White. Though technically a “white” this color was definitely a gray. Avalanche is a little more solidly in the gray category. While Space White looks like a white truck that’s been hanging out in exhaust fumes too much, Avalanche has a cleaner look.

Space White Pearl Ford F-150 with chromed silver accents

2023 F-150 Colors

The 2023 F-150 color lineup definitely covers a broad range of tastes. Perfect for a vehicle that prides itself on being America’s favorite. By offering such an array, Ford’s tried to make sure that there’s a color that works for the avid off-roader, the independent contractor, the homeowner, and the family who goes everywhere.

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