Ford F-100 Paint Codes (1948-1984)

Ford F-100 Paint Codes (1948-1984)

Last Updated August 21, 2019 | C.J. Tragakis

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Perhaps it’s finally time to touch-up those imperfections in your F-100’s body, or maybe you’ve decided to go with a complete re-painting for your restomod. Either way, it can be a daunting and laborious task to try to find the proper paint codes for the color you want.

That’s why we’ve compiled this paint code reference guide for the Ford F-100 through its entire history, model years 1948-1984. You can also check out our Ford F-150 paint code guide if you’re looking to see all of its colors through the years as well.

Because records were not kept as accurately “back in the day”, and paint colors were often used without regularity or standardization, it can be difficult to verify the early model years of the F-100. This is especially true for trucks made before about 1960. Despite this, we’ve done our best to cross-check and verify the correct colors and codes for each model year, with just a few caveats that we note below. Paint colors where the codes are unknown are marked with "TBD."

While we can’t give you a money-back guarantee that each color was, in fact, available during each model year, all of the colors listed are indeed official Ford paint colors. Even the names of each paint color could vary, though the paint code did remain the same. Some colors were known by multiple codes during the same year, so those can vary as well. Some Explorer Special colors are not included in our chart, due to the nature of their release and paper trail.

For some entries, we were able to find the longer Ford paint manufacturing code, but not the production paint code for the given model year (this is noted when applicable). Also note that the primer paint called “Prime” or “Primer” is not included in our tables, due to various discrepancies and the fact that it was designed to be painted over, not to be a color in and of itself.

Note that spelling was liable to vary, such as for “Vermilion”/”Vermillion.” Therefore, the spelling in our guide will vary as well.

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1948 F-100 Paint Codes
Color Code Sample Notes
Vermillion M1722
Long-form Code
Meadow Green 14283
Long-form Code, also "Arabian Green"
Chrome Yellow 14301
Long-form Code
Birch Gray 14286
Long-form Code
Raven Black M1724
Long-form Code
Barcelona Blue 14221
Long-form Code
Tucson Tan 14227
Long-form Code

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1949 F-100 Paint Codes
Color Code Sample Notes
Vermillion M1722
Long-form Code
Meadow Green 14283
Long-form Code
Chrome Yellow 14301
Long-form Code
Birch Gray 14286
Long-form Code
Black M1724
Long-form Code, also "Medium Luster Black"
Barcelona Blue 14221
Long-form Code
Tucson Tan 14227
Long-form Code

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1950 F-100 Paint Codes
Color Code Sample Notes
Vermillion M1722
Long-form Code
Raven Black M1724
Long-form Code
Palisade Green 14341
Long-form Code
Meadow Green 14283
Long-form Code
Sheridan Blue 14285
Long-form Code
Silvertone Gray 14197
Long-form Code
Birch Gray 14286
Long-form Code
Dover Gray 14344
Long-form Code
Sunland Beige 14343
Long-form Code

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1951 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Sheridan Blue B
Alpine Blue D
Sea Island Green G
Silvertone Gray H
Meadow Green M
Vermilion Red N

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1952 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Sheridan Blue B
Woodsmoke Grey D
Glen Mist Green G
Sandpiper Beige K
Meadow Green M
Vermilion N

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1953 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Sheridan Blue B
Glacier Blue C
Woodsmoke Gray D
Seafoam Green G
Vermilion N

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1954 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Sheridan Blue B
Glacier Blue D
Dovetone Gray E
Sea Haze Green H
Vermillion R
Also Called Torch Red
Meadow Green U
Goldenrod Yellow V

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1955 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Banner Blue B
Aquatone Blue C
Waterfall Blue D
Snowshoe White E
Sea Sprite Green G
Torch Red R
Also Called Vermilion
Meadow Green U
Goldenrod Yellow V

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1956 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Nocturne Blue B
Diamond Blue D
Colonial White E
Meadowmist Green G
Platinum Gray H
Goldenglow Yellow M
Torch Red R
Also Called Vermilion
Meadow Green U

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1957 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Dark Blue B
Colonial White E
Starmist Blue F
Willow Green J
Torch Red R
Woodsmoke Gray T
Meadow Green U
Inca Gold Y

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1958 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Dark Blue B
Colonial White E
Starmist Blue F
Willow Green J
Torch Red R
Woodsmoke Grey T
Meadow Green U
Inca Gold Y

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1959 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Wedgewood Blue C
Indian Turquoise D
Colonial White E
April Green G
Torch Red R
Meadow Green U
Academy Blue V
Goldenrod Yellow X

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1960 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Skymist Blue F
Monte Carlo Red J
Holly Green L
Corinthian White M
Academy Blue V
Adriatic Green W
Goldenrod Yellow X

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1961 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Starlight Blue D
Monte Carlo Red J
Holly Green L
Corinthian White M
Mint Green S
Academy Blue V
Goldenrod Yellow X

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1962 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Carribean Turquoise B
Baffin Blue F
Rangoon Red J
Holly Green L
Corinthian White M
Sandshell Beige T
Academy Blue V
Goldenrod Yellow X

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1963 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Pure White C
Chrome Yellow G
Rangoon Red J
Driftwood Gray K
Holly Green L
Corinthian White M
Sandshell Beige T
Academy Blue V
Glacier Blue Y

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1964 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Pure White C
Chrome Yellow G
Rangoon Red J
Bengal Tan K
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Sandshell Beige T
Academy Blue V
Glacier Blue Y

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1965 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Pure White C
Arcadian Blue F
Chrome Yellow G
Rangoon Red J
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Navajo Beige T
Marlin Blue W
Springtime Yellow 8

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1966 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Caribbean Turquoise B
Pure White C
Arcadian Blue F
Chrome Yellow G
Sahara Beige H
Rangoon Red J
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Marlin Blue W
Skylight Blue 3
San Jose Plant Specific Color
Springtime Yellow 8

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1967 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Frost Turquoise B
Pure White C
Peacock Blue D
Chrome Yellow G
Rangoon Red J
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Poppy Red S
Lunar Green U
Pebble Beige 6
Harbor Blue 7
Springtime Yellow 8

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1968 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Royal Maroon B
Pure White C
Sky View Blue E
Chrome Yellow G
Rangoon Red J
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Dark Blue O
Also Called American Blue
Boxwood Green P
Lunar Green U
Meadowlark Yellow W
Yucatan Gold 3
Pebble Beige 6
Harbor Blue 7

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1969 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Royal Maroon B
Pure White C
Sky View Blue E
Chrome Yellow G
Cordova H
Empire Yellow K
Wimbledon White M
Norway N
Boxwood Green P
Candyapple Red T
Lunar Green U
Reef Aqua Y
New Lime 2
Pebble Beige 6
Harbor Blue 7

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1970 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Royal Maroon B
Pure White C
Pinto Yellow D
Sky View Blue E
Mojave Tan F
Chrome Yellow G
Wimbledon White M
Norway N
Boxwood Green P
Yucatan Gold R
Candyapple Red T
Reef Aqua Y
New Lime 2
Diamond Blue 5
Harbor Blue 7

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1971 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Pure White C
Sky View Blue E
Mojave Tan F
Chrome Yellow G
Boxwood Green K
Wimbledon White M
Diamond Blue N
Seafoam Green O
Candyapple Red T
Mallard Green V
Calypso Coral 1
Prairie Yellow 2
Swiss Aqua 3
Regis Red 4
Bahama Blue 6

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1972 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Wind Blue B
Pure White C
Chrome Yellow G
Prairie Yellow K
Wimbledon White M
Seapine Green Metallic O
Winter Green Q
Sequoia Brown R
Candyapple Red T
Mallard Green V
Saddletan W
Calypso Coral 1
Royal Maroon 2
Swiss Aqua 3
Bahama Blue 6
Tampico Yellow 8

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1973 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Wind Blue B
Pure White C
Chrome Yellow G
Seapine Green Metallic H
Wimbledon White M
Winter Green Q
Sequoia Brown R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Limestone Metallic U
Mallard Green V
Durango Tan X
Royal Maroon 2
Bahama Blue 6
Tampico Yellow 8

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1974 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Wind Blue B
Pure White C
Chrome Yellow G
Wimbledon White M
Ivy Glow N
Sequoia Brown R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Limestone Metallic U
Light Grabber Blue X
Burnt Orange Y
Pastel Lime 2
Village Green 3
Samoa Lime 4
Gold Glow 7
Sandpiper Yellow 8

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1975 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Wind Blue B
Ginger Glow F
Chrome Yellow G
Bahama Blue I
Wimbledon White M
Vineyard Gold P
Parrot Orange Q
Sequoia Brown R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Glen Green U
Medium Green Glow W
Baytree Green Y
Viking Red 6
Hatteras Green Metallic 8

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1976 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Ginger Glow F
Chrome Yellow G
Bahama Blue I
Castillo Red K
Also Called Bright Red
Wimbledon White M
Bali Blue P
Sequoia Brown R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Glen Green U
Medium Green Glow W
Indio Tan X
Mecca Gold Y
Copper Metallic Z
Hatteras Green Metallic 8

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1977 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Dark Jade Metallic B
Chrome Yellow G
Bahama Blue I
Bright Red K
Also Called Castillo Red
Wimbledon White M
Cinnamon Glow P
Light Jade R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Silver Metallic V
Medium Green Glow W
Indio Tan X
Jade Glow Y
Copper Metallic Z
Medium Copper 2
Autumn Tan 3
Luxury Decor Option
Tan Glow 4
Dark Brown 6
Tu-Tone Luxury Color
Polar White 7
Luxury Decor Option
Light Blue 8

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1978 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Dark Jade Metallic B
Textured Dark Brown Metallic F
Chrome Yellow G
Dark Brown Metallic H
Bahama Blue I
Silver Metallic J
Bright Red K
Also Called Castillo Red
Wimbledon White M
Maroon N
Cinnamon Glow P
Tangerine Q
Light Jade R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Creme U
Silver Metallic V
Jade Glow Y
Medium Copper 2
Bright Yellow 6
Tan 7
Light Blue 8

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1979 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Dark Jade Metallic B
Dark Brown Metallic H
Light Medium Blue K
Wimbledon White M
Silver Metallic O
Coral P
Light Jade R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Light Sand U
Medium Copper Metallic V
Gold Metallic Y
Maroon Metallic 1
Bright Yellow 6
Walnut Glow 7
Medium Blue Glow 8

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1980 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black 1C
Silver Metallic 1G
Medium Gray Metallic 1P
Candyapple Red 2K
Maroon 2L
Medium Blue 34
Midnight Blue Metallic 3B
Dark Silver Blue Metallic 3D
Light Caramel 5T
Light Sand 6D
Walnut Glow 6F
Glamour Color
Light Medium Pine 76
Dark Pine Metallic 7M
Dark Chamois Metallic 8A
Chamois Glow 8W
Glamour Color
Wimbledon White 9A

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1981 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black 1C
Silver Metallic 1G
Medium Gray Metallic 1P
Candyapple Red 2K
Maroon 2L
Medium Blue 34
Midnight Blue Metallic 3B
Medium Blue Glow 3H
Glamour Color
Dark Spruce Metallic 4J
Medium Spruce Glow 4N
Glamour Color
Fawn Glow 55
Glamour Color
Medium Caramel Metallic 5G
Light Caramel 5T
Tan 6U
Fawn 89
Dark Chamois Metallic 8A
Wimbledon White 9A

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1982 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black 1C
Silver Metallic 1G
Medium Gray Metallic 1P
Candyapple Red 2K
Maroon 2L
Bright Blue 32
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Medium Blue Metallic 3P
Dark Spruce Metallic 4J
Medium Caramel Metallic 5G
Dark Brown Metallic 5Q
Tan 6U
Light Spruce 74
Light Spruce Glow 7B
Glamour Color
Dark Fawn Metallic 82
Fawn 89
Wimbledon White 9A

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1983 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black 1C
Candyapple Red 2K
Dark Red Metallic 2S
Bright Blue 32
Blue Glow 3J
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Dark Teal Metallic 4A
Light Teal Glow 4W
Copper 8J
Wimbledon White 9A
Desert Tan 9P
Light Desert Tan 9Q
Light Charcoal Metallic 9V
Dark Charcoal Metallic 9W
Walnut Metallic 9Y

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1984 F-100 Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black 1C
Bright Canyon Red 2E
Light Blue 3F
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Medium Blue Metallic 3P
Dark Canyon Red 51
Medium Desert Tan 53
Light Desert Tan 8Q
Bright Copper Glow 9C
Polar White 9D
Medium Copper Metallic 9H
Light Charcoal Metallic 9V
Walnut Metallic 9Y

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Sources: Ford | PaintRef | Blue Oval Tech | Fordification | UniqueCarsandParts.com.au | PaintScratch.com

Image Credit: Ford | Mecum | Fordification

Ford F-100 Paint Codes (1948-1984)

With dozens and dozens of paint colors used over the years for Ford’s F-100 pickup truck, trying to find your exact shade can be a daunting task. To make things easier, we’ve compiled this paint code reference guide to help you with touch-ups and repainting.