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        MG Color codes with Photos  
       (a work in process... )     
The one and only, original Photo color Pages
mostly supplied by you the reader

      Some of the photos have been color edited to try and bring the color as viewed as close to the true visual color being defined in comparison to one another. They may not be perfect, but remember this is to show the difference in each of the colors. No computer screen could truly represent so many different cameras eyes.
Special! New feature here...12/05
see the Australian color listings (pdf file format) now included. This chart is courtesy of the MG Car Club of Queensland

     Plans to turn this into a complete Historical photo reference for vehicle color.
In the near future, I am going to convert these pages
into a database format that will show multiple examples of each of the colors. This would vastly improve loading time of all the color images available.

 

    So if you have a great Color 'show off' picture of your car. SEND IT TO ME. I add it to the index with links and maybe even short bio's about the paint or car.

Also check out the
Triumph Color Codes page

A blue border around an image
signifies  a web page link

    You should be able to distinguish between brown and green below, as well as teal and dark gray.  If not, adjust your monitors brightness and contrast to see all 16 of these standard Windows®
palette colors.  With a nominal monitor gamma of 2.2, you should be able to make out the difference between all of the computer generated grayscale blocks below. To make the most of this page, you should be able to see the difference (at least) between X,Y (and Z) and ideally C and B (and A)


    If you have a great shot, showing off the color of your little gem,
send it in. We may just agree, and you'll see it here as the standard reference.

Color name
(common descriptive)
factory code
MGB - years used
Midget - years used
    * BMC/BL
    * Ault & Wiborg/-
           Berger/Gipgloss
    * ICI
    * PPG/ Ditzler (US)
    * Dupont (US)
    * Glasso/Rinshed
              Mason (US)
   *  special and non US
          color information
    Some of the photos have been color edited to try and bring the color as viewed as close to the true visual color named. They may not be perfect, but remember this is to show the difference in each of the colors. No computer screen could truly represent so many different cameras eyes.
Black color
Black
BLBK1
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1961-79
Navy Interior
until Aug '72.
BLVB122
BK1, BLVC122  , 90, PMA* ,
BLVB122
AWBG
ICI KE47
DITZ 9000
DUP 99
RM 946

 


car owned by Chris Goodchild
Brown/Beige color
Antelope 
(beige)
BLVC 7
MGB '70 GT only
BLVC 7
AWBG 28040
ICI 7984
32890
DUP 8578
RM 6648
Well at least it is BL (Austin America)

car owned by Todd Miller
Bedouin
BLVC4
(beige)
MGB 1971
Midget 1971
BLVC4
AWBG 28664
ICI 7855
DITZ 23581
DUP
RM 6655, BM163

car owned by Carl McKinney
Bracken
(muddy-orange)
BLVC93
MGB 1974-76
Midget 1974-76
BLVC 93
AWBG 30096
ICI 9427
DITZ 60760
DUP 43275
RM 6672, BM187
bracken1.jpg (4043 bytes)
car owned by Willie Poetschke
Bronze Metallic
BLVC 370
(1980 Roadster LE)
BMC*
MGB/C 1963-80?
BLVC 370, BMC*
AWBG 34824M, 35269M
ICI 6759M
DITZ-
DUP-
RM-
bronzemetallic_CGT.jpg (6560 bytes)
car owned by Jeroen Bijl
Golden Beige Metallic
(medium brown)
BLBG19
MGB 1967-68 GT's only
BG.19
AWBG 26930M
ICI 3006M, 2496M
DITZ 22947
DUP 8178
RM 6635

car owned by John Collier
Russet Brown
(medium dark brown)
BLVC205
MGB 1978-80 AAE* 
Midget 1978-79
BLVC 205, AAE*
AWBG 31072, 32592, 33669
ICI DD 51
DITZ 24378
DUP 44848
RM 9251
russet_brown_midget.jpg (4062 bytes)
Sandglow (beige/gold)
(caramel)
BLVC63
MGB 1976-77
Midget 1976-77
BLVC 63
AWBG 31030
ICI 8651, GC 20
DITZ 24300
DUP 44565
RM 8844
sandglow_mg.jpg (3984 bytes)
car owned by Mary Fusca
Sandy Beige
(med. gray-brown)
BLBG15
MGB 1965-68 GT's only
BG.15
AWBG 23473
ICI 6187
DITZ 22213
DUP 8177
RM 6639

 

sandy_biege_bgt
car owned by Donal Higgins
Blue color
Aqua
(turquoise)
BLVC 60
MGB 1972
Midget 1972
BLVC 60
AWBG 28002
ICI 7932
DITZ 14075
DUP 8821
6651
RM BM159
aqua1.jpg (3511 bytes)
car owned by Julie Kissinger
Bermuda Blue
BU 40
MGB 1963-80
BU.40
AWBG 22885
ICI 2846
DITZ 12630
8582
6587, 6650

d
car owned by Bill Chambers

Blue Royale
(dark blue)
BLBU38
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1970
BLBU38
AWBG 23322, 28603
ICI 5186
DITZ 12635, 14475
-
6588
RM BM039
blueroyale.gif (24789 bytes)
Iris Blue
(med. light blue)
BLBU12
MGB 1962-65
BU.12
AWBG 20306
ICI 3243
DITZ 12235, 3199
8184
8536
iris_blue.jpg (7342 bytes)
car owned by Steve Storey
Midnight Blue
BLVC 12
MGB 1971
Midget 1972-73
BLVC 12
AWBG 28666
ICI 7963
DITZ 14245
DUP 30011
6663
RM BM171D

car owned by Carsten Knapp
Clipper Blue
BU14

Midget 1961

BU14
AWBG -
ICI -
DITZ 12297
DUP -
RM BM042 
clipperbluemidget.JPG (29538 bytes)
car owned by Piero Fontana
Basilica Blue
BU11

Midget 1965-69
BU11
AWBG -
ICI -
DITZ -
DUP -
RM BM037
baslilicabluemgc.jpg (8515 bytes)
Car owned by Jörg Tiemann
Ice Blue
BU18

Midget 1962-64
 
BU18
AWBG 12631
ICI -
DITZ 12631
DUP -
RM BM052
icebluemidget.jpg (7332 bytes)
car owned by Sara Lester
Mineral Blue
(dark blue)
BLBU9
MGB 1965-69
Midget 1965-69
BU9
AWBG 18921
ICI 3130
DITZ 12115, 15406
DUP 8182
RM 6600, BM060
miniral blue.jpg (4146 bytes)
Mirage
(mauve)
BLVC11
MGB 1974
Midget 1974
BLVC11
AWBG 30097
ICI 7960
DITZ 33135
DUP 43277
RM 6668, BM176
mirage_blue_mgb.jpg (5124 bytes)
Pageant Blue
(brighter blue)
BLVC224
MGB 1978-80
Midget 1978-79
BLVC 224, JNA*
AWBG 31913
ICI FC 58
DITZ 15231
DUP 45473AH
RM 9733D
pageant blue.jpg (25383 bytes)
Riviera Blue
BU44
MGB 19?
Midget 1965-68
BU44
AWBG 26554M
ICI 3005M
DITZ 13123
DUP-
RM BM065
 rivera_blu_bgt.jpg (8484 bytes)
Teal Blue
(med. dark blue)
BLVC18
MGB 1971-74
Midget 1971-74
BLVC18
AWBG 28667
ICI 7918
DITZ 14244
DUP 30006
RM 6656, BM164
teal blue.jpg (28196 bytes)
car owned by Jeroen Bijl
Tahiti Blue
(bright blue)
BLVC65
MGB 1975-76
Midget 1975-77
BLVC 65
AWBG 30788, 31692
ICI AF 45
DITZ 14866, DITZ 15096
DUP 43907
RM 6674

car owned by Bob Fisher
Jay Blue      (Australia)
(Dusty light blue)
MGB 1967 
Delux 10085
mg_jay_blue.jpg (4509 bytes)
car owned by Martin Silk
Indigo Blue    (Australia)
MGB 1967-69
Delux   10084
car owned by Steve Pyott
Green color
Brooklands Green
BLVC169
MGB 1976-80 HMM*
Midget 1976-79
BLVC169, HMM*
AWBG 30683
ICI 4498, FM45, FD 68
DITZ 45190
DUP 44630
RM 8848
brookland green.jpg (29960 bytes)
Green Mallard
BLVC22
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1972-73
BLVC22
AWBG 28895
ICI 7925
DITZ 44638
DUP 30014
RM 661D, BM169D
green_mallard.jpg (8014 bytes)
Limeflower
BLVC20
MGB 1973
Midget 1973
BLVC20
AWBG 28668
ICI 7968
DITZ 44448
DUP 30010
6658
RM BM166
limeflower1.jpg (4916 bytes)
car owned by Dan Hermenau
British Racing Green
GN25
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1964-70
GN25
AWBG 21677
ICI 8120
DITZ 43342
DUP 8193
RM 6607, BM079
brg gt.jpg (6838 bytes)
car owned by David Councill
Dark British
Racing Green

GN29
Green (1963-70)
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1964-70
GN29
AWBG 24499
ICI 9767
DITZ 46446
DUP 8194
RM 6606, BM078
drk_brg_mgb.jpg (10121 bytes)
car owned by Carl French
Almond Green
GN37

Midget 1961-62

GN37
AWBG -
ICI -
DITZ -
DUP -
RM BM076

car owned by Thomas Bregman
(New) Racing Green
BLVC25
MGB 1970-71, and
1975 GT Jubilee model
Midget 1973
BLVC25
AWBG 28670
ICI 7985
DITZ 44446
DUP 30012
6659
RM167
newracinggreen.jpg (5117 bytes)
Tundra
BLVC94
(olive drab)
MGB 1974-76
Midget 1974-76
AWBG 30094, 32045, 32777
ICI 9424
DITZ 44978
DUP 43278
6670
RM BM178
tundra_greenMGB.JPG (6401 bytes)
car owned by Peter Cosmides
Dark Jade Metalic
1973
  **Plasti-Kote color match darkjadegreen.jpg (5472 bytes)
car owned by Paul Tegler
Grey color
Chelsea Grey
GR.15

MGB 1963-80
GR.15
AWBG 17581
ICI 2750
DITZ 31733
DUP 8198
RM 6669
chealsea_grayB.jpg (6058 bytes)
Grampian Grey
(dark gray)
GR12
MGB 1967-69 GT's only
GR.12
AWBG 21175
ICI 7087
DITZ 31934
DUP-
RM 6575

grampian_graygt.jpg (17912 bytes)
car owned by Steve Gartner

Dove Gray
GR26
 
GR26
AWBG -
ICI -
DITZ -
DUP -
RM 013, BM013
dovegraymga1.jpg (5937 bytes)
Farina Gray
GR11
Midget 1961-62
 
GR11
AWBG -
ICI -
DITZ 32085
DUP -
RM BM016
farina gray bgt.jpg (6502 bytes)
Pewter Metallic
BLVC 377
MGB 1963-80
(1980 GT LE) MMD*
BLVC 377, MMD*
AWBG 35700M, 34836M
ICI 6766M
DITZ-
DUP -
RM -
pewter metallic.jpg (3223 bytes)
Red color
Aconite
(purple)
BLVC95
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1974-75
BLVC 95
AWBG 30095
ICI 9425
DITZ 14728
DUP 43274
RM 6673, BM181D
aconite_b2.jpg (7074 bytes)
car owned by HJM Dijkhuis
Black Tulip
(dark purple)
BLVC23
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1973
BLVC23
AWBG 28058
ICI 7970
DITZ 14417
DUP 30015
RM 9406, BM168M
blacktuplip2.jpg (8077 bytes)
car owned by Rick Tiffin
Blaze Red
(orange)
BLVC16
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1971-75
BLVC16
AWBG 28665, 30545
ICI 7864
DITZ 60637
DUP 30007
RM 6654, BM162
blaszred.jpg (12391 bytes)
car owned by Paul Tegler
Damask Red
BLVC 99
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1973-77

BLVC 99, RD5
AWBG 20921, 30488
ICI 4808
DITZ 72261, DITZ 71064
DUP 8819
RM 6622, BM112R

damask midget.jpg (6725 bytes)
Carmine Red
BLVC209  (CAA*)
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1978-79
BLVC209
AWBG 29355
ICI 9236, FD 32, EE 80
DITZ 72065
DUP 43019
RM 8325R
carmine_red_rbmg.jpg (29403 bytes)
car owned by Dan Olson
Flame Red
BLVC61
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1970-72
BLVC 61
AWBG 28216, 29787
ICI 3442
DITZ 71861, DITZ72066
DUP 8571
RM 6652R, BM160R
flame_red_mgb.jpg (7069 bytes)
car owned by Dirk Hausmann
Flamenco
BLVC133
(red-orange)
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1975-77
BLVC 133
AWBG 30789, 32137, 32635
ICI 9718, DA 63, DA 90
DITZ 72144
DUP 43661
RM 6675
flameco2.jpg (5662 bytes)
car owned by Shawn Flynn
Tartan Red
BLRD9
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1961-69
BMC RD9
AWBG 20817, 32046
ICI 3770
DITZ 71062, DITZ 71416
DUP 8204
RM 8534R
tartanred.jpg (3908 bytes)
car owned by Max Hiem
Vermilion
(burnt orange red)
BLVC118
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1978-79 CML*
BLVC 118, CML*
AWBG 32781
ICI FC 57, GE 40
DITZ 60932
DUP 45471
RM 9732R
vermillion_mgb.jpg (6252 bytes)
car owned by Darryl McLendon
White color
Glacier White
BLVC59
MGB 1970-77
Midget 1970-77
BLVC59
AWBG 27962, 30099
ICI 4309
DITZ 8845, DITZ 90074
DUP 8579
RM 6647, BM039?, BM155?
glacier white mgb
car owned by George Heissenberger
Leyland White
(also known as
Ermine White or
Porcelain White)
BLVC243
MGB 1978-80
Midget 1978-79
BLVC 243, NMC/NME/NAF/NCG*
AWBG 32335, 36133
ICI FA 78
DITZ 90106
DUP H7896
RM 9734

car owned by Cec Fry
Old English White
BLWT3
MGB 1963-67
Midget 1961-67
BLWT3
AWBG 32043, 24643, 18580
ICI 2379, 2122
DITZ8177
DUP8207
RM 6642, BM149,  BM150
old_english_white.jpg (5383 bytes)
car owned by Greg Henry
Police White
BLVC 1024
MGB 1963-80
WT.2, BLVC1024
AWBG 24048
ICI HT 49
DITZ -
DUP -
RM -

car owned by Shane Ryan
Snowberry White
(gray white)
BLWT4
MGB 1968-69
Midget 1968-69
WT4
AWBG 19303
ICI 3012
DITZ 8341
DUP 8210
RM 6644, BM151
snowberry white.jpg (4770 bytes)
car owned by Colin Hannaford
Triumph White
BLVC 206
MGB 1963-80
BLVC 206, NAB*
AWBG 24863, 31694
ICI 3738
DITZ 8380
DUP 4318
RM 10053
photo needed
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Nurburg White
Australian built Mk 1's
from '64 through '67

Dulux colour
code is 02191



less yellow in it than old
english white, but is not
as pure as glacier.

nurburg white.jpg (2908 bytes)
car owned by Tim Pearson
Yellow color
Bronze Yellow
(dark yellow)
BLVC15
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1972-75
BLVC15
AWBG 27944
ICI 9785, 7861
DITZ 81827
DUP 8581
RM 6649, BM157

broze yellow
car owned by Nat Cherney

Chartreuse
(pale yellow)
BLVC167
MGB 1976-77
roadsters only
Midget 1976-77
BLVC 167
AWBG 30645
ICI CH 76
DITZ 45189
DUP 44629
RM 8847
wpe1.jpg (4400 bytes)
car owned by Rodney McDonald
Citron
BLVC73
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1974-76
BLVC 73
AWBG 30083
ICI 8653
DITZ 44947
DUP 43276
RM 6669
RM BM177
citron.jpg (4144 bytes)
car owned by Louis Beekveldt
Inca Yellow
(sun yellow)
BLVC207 (FAB*)
MGB 1978-79
roadsters only
Midget 1978-79 FAB*
BLVC 207, FAB*
AWBG 33668, 31073, 32694
ICI DD 50
DITZ 82309
DUP 44880
RM 9525
inca_Yellow_mgb.jpg (8840 bytes)
car owned by James Wade
Pale Primrose
(pale light yellow)
BLY12
MGB 1965-70
Midget 1965-70
BLY12
AWBG 26111
ICI 3297
DITZ 81499
DUP 8319
RM 6630, BM131
primrose_mg.jpg (4589 bytes)
car owned by Paul Tegler
Snapdragon
(sun yellow)
BLVC235
MGB 1980 FMN*
BLVC 235, FMN*
AWBC 31939
ICI GJ 80
DITZ 82462
DUP 45475
RM 12115
snapgragon1.gif (28224 bytes)
Harvest Gold
(muddy yellow)
BLVC19
MGB 1963-80
Midget 1972-75
BLVC19
AWBC 28894
ICI 7919
DITZ 82018
DUP 30013
RM 6662, BM170
harvestgoldmg.jpg (6671 bytes)
car owned by Don Anderson

*some of these 3 letter codes may be stamped on the VIN (car number) plates,
Most MGB's paint codes were not identified anywhere on the car.
  Some colors have more than one shade, hence the multiple numbers from some paint mfg'ers.

Credits:
All photos have been submitted to me for use here. Any and all photos displayed here have possibly been cropped, enhanced, and or edited as nessecary for proper comparison display. As such, they remain the property of this site.

    Many color information sources (amoung other studied documents for cross-reference and verification) were used to verify these listings. Cross-references can be made to the University Motors color chart, as well as a chart on the MG Enthusiasts site. Another good reference is a book by Lindsay Porter MG Midget & Austin-Healey Sprite : Guide to Purchase & D.I.Y. Restoration  as well as a local paint shop that just happens to have original paint chip cards and catalogs.  :-)

As noted above, included here is the 'official(?) Australian color listings (pdf file format) now included. This chart is courtesy of the MG Car Club of Queensland.  

One more nice color listing is can be found here at the Leyland Motor Corporation Of Australia  


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