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50 Automotive Shades of Gray


The big reveal is coming!

As we gear up for Axalta’s 2018 Global Automotive Color of the Year in January, we close out our yearlong celebration of the 2017 Global Automotive Color of the Year – Gallant Gray.

Gallant Gray is a luxurious color enhanced with blue and silver flakes that provide a unique sparkle effect. With this special shimmer, Gallant Gray is anything but dull.

Shades of gray have been popular for more than 50 years.  In 1953, gray even ranked third among the most popular automotive colors in the U.S.

Here’s a look at 50 shades of gray from various automakers, ordered by the year the color was introduced. Don’t be fooled by the silver nomenclature – these color formulations render true gray hues!

 

Company

Color Name

First Year Used

FORD

SILVER

1988

FORD

SILVER FROST

1994

BMW

TITANIUM SILVER

1997

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

PEWTER

1998

TOYOTA

SILVER

1998

FORD

DARK SHADOW GREY

2000

TOYOTA

SILVER SKY

2001

TOYOTA

PHANTOM GREY

2001

VOLKSWAGEN

PLATINUM GREY

2002

     

 

FORD

SILVER BIRCH

2002

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

LIGHT TARNISHED SILVER

2003

TOYOTA

SILVER

2003

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

DARK SPIRAL GRAY

2003

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

STEALTH GREY

2004

CHRYSLER

TUNGSTEN

2004

NISSAN

RADIANT SILVER

2004

MERCEDES

IRIDIUM SILVER

2004

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

GREYSTONE

2005

INFINITI

SILVER

2005

     

 

 

TOYOTA

MAGNETIC GREY

2006

TOYOTA

SLATE

2006

NISSAN

PRECISION GREY

2006

CHRYSLER

SILVER STEEL

2006

NISSAN

DARK SLATE

2007

NISSAN

PLATINUM GRAPHITE

2007

HONDA

POLISHED METAL

2008

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

CARBON FLASH

2008

HONDA

URBAN TITANIUM

2008

SUBARU

DARK GRAY

2008

     

 

 

SUBARU

STEEL SILVER

2008

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

SILVER ICE

2009

FORD

STERLING GREY

2009

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

CYBER GREY

2009

NISSAN

GUNMETAL GREY

2009

MAZDA

LIQUID SILVER

2009

HYUNDAI

SILVER

2009

NISSAN

SAHARA STONE SILVER

2009

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

MAGNA STEEL

2010

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

DARK LABYRINTH GRAY

2010

     

 

 

HYUNDAI

HARBOR GRAY

2010

NISSAN

GRAPHITE BLUE

2010

TOYOTA

WINTER GRAY

2010

CHRYSLER

DARK CHARCOAL

2010

GENERAL MOTORS CORP

SHEER SILVER

2010