Many people love the look of a blue Mustang. It can be a wide range of shades, from the bright and iconic Grabber Blue to more subtle colors like Kona or Deep Impact Blue. No matter what the hue is, blue just seems to perfectly highlight the Mustang’s unique style. In this list, we’ve compiled our ten favorite shades of blue used on the Mustang over the years.
Offered from 1968-1970, Gulfstream Aqua has always been a fan favorite for first-gen Mustangs. Over time, many have come to love the calm, ocean-like look of this Caribbean blue.
First introduced in 2010, Kona Blue ran until 2012 when it was replaced by the more purple Deep Impact Blue in 2013. It’s a modern classic, and was actually featured as one of two choices for the 50th Anniversary Mustangs in 2015.
Azure Blue is a unique and sought-after color, and for good reason. It was only available on the New Edge Mach 1 in 2003 and 2004. Azure Blue Mustangs are still highly prized and bring in top dollar if they’re in good condition. There are even enthusiasts out there painting cars, like the Fox Body Mustang, in Azure Blue. It’s a deep shade with timeless appeal.
In 2017, Lightning Blue was added as a new Mustang color, but it only lasted until 2018. Standing somewhere between Deep Impact Blue and Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue is a truly unique color in many different light conditions. In some situations, it doesn’t look far off from Azure Blue.
Some say that Lighting Blue was an answer to the fans longing for Ford’s Liquid Blue. This shade was featured on the Ford Performance vehicles from 2015-2016, including the Ford GT and GT350R. Ford’s reasoning for not producing the highly popular Liquid Blue was due to the fact that the paint job cost around $12,000.
Deep Impact Blue
Deep Impact Blue is a royal blue that ran from 2013-2016. A fan favorite of many S197 and S550 Mustang aficionados, it’s much like Kona Blue. However, it has a purple hue when it’s In the sunlight. Deep Impact Blue is dark and can almost appear black in low-light environments.
Bright Atlantic Blue
Bright Atlantic Blue was by far one of the most popular blues on SN95 Mustangs. It’s bright and metallic, but not overly flashy. It was only available from 1998-2000.
Last, but certainly not least, is Grabber Blue. It was offered on Mustangs from the factory in 1969-1972, 2010-2014, and 2017. It’s such a classic and quintessential shade that we’d be surprised if it didn’t make an appearance on future Mustangs. In fact, it’s available in metallic form on the Mustang Mach-E.
Looking for More of the Best Mustang Colors?
Take a look at some of our other best Mustang color articles, including our all-time best list. To see the entire catalog, check out our paint code guide with every Mustang color ever used. And for a lighthearted look at Ford’s misses, read our list of the worst Mustang colors.
Image Credit: Fast Lane Classic Cars, Maritime Mustang, Velgen Wheels
This article was researched, written, edited, and reviewed following the steps outlined in our editorial process. Learn more about CJ's editorial standards and guidelines.