Triumph Paint Codes

This list has been built from various sources and even though I hope its correct, the information is not guaranteed. All colours should be genuine Triumph colours, and where possible paint manufacturer’s codes (PPG and ICI for example) have been included to make modern-day matching easier.

Paint code colour key: Early / Late / Manufacturers Codes / Years in use (at least)

Blacks – Base Colour #1 / P
Black – code: 11 / PAA / PPG 9000 / ?
Matt – code: ? / PAB / ? / ?
Gloss – code: ? / PAC / ? / ?
Rally – code: ? / PAD / ? / ?
Reds – Base Colour #2 / C
Matador – code: 12 / na / ? / ?
Cherry – code: 22 / na / PPG 71452 / ?
Signal Red- code: 32 / na / PPG 70966 / ?
Burgundy – code: 42 / ?
Scarlet – code: 52 / ?
Pimento – code: 72 & 204 / CAB / PPG 71996 / ?
Carmine – code: 82 & 209 / CAA / PPG 72065 / ?
Magenta – code: 92 / na / PPG 50921 / ?
Flamenco – code: na / CAD / PPG 72144 / ?
Vermillion – code: ? / CAE / ? / ?
Browns – Base Colour #3 / A
Sienna – code: 23 / AAN / PPG 23406 / ?
Maple – code: 73 & 83 / AAC / PPG 24075 / 1975
Russet – code: 93 & 203 / AAE / PPG 24378 / 1976-78, 1980
Yellows – Base Colour #4 / F
Jonquil – code: 14 / na / PPG 81454 & ICI 3798 / ?
Jasmine – code: 34 / na / PPG 81686 & ICI 5520 / ?
Saffron – code: 54 / na / PPG 81913 / ?
Mimosa – code: 64 / FAA / PPG 82126 / ?
Topaz – code: 84 / EAA / PPG 60812 / ? Note: This entry is duplicated in the ‘Oranges’.
Inca – code: 94 & 207 / FAB / PPG 82309 / ?
Greens – Base Colour #5 / H
Cactus Green – code: 15 / ? / PPGĀ 43312 / ?
Conifer Green (Triumph Racing Green) – code: 25 / na / PPG 43232 / ?
Laurel Green – code: 55 / ? / PPG 44264 / ?
Java Green – code: 85 & 205 / HAB / PPG 45060 / ?
Blues – Base Colour #6 / J
Wedgewood – code: 26 / na / PPG 12873 & ICI 5814 / ?
Royal Blue – code: 56 & 156 / na / PPG 13126 / ?
Valencia Blue – code: 66 / na / PPG 13547 / ?
French Blue – code: 126 / JAA / PPG 14658 / ?
Tahiti Blue – code: 146? / ? / PPG 14866? / ?
Purples – Base Colour #7
Damson – code: 17 / na / PPG 50816 / ?
Greys – Base Colour #8
Gunmetal – code: 18 / ? / PPG 12924 / ?
Dark Grey – code: 28 / ? / ? / ?
Phantom – code: 38 / ? / ICI 3234 / ?
Dolphin Grey – code: 48 / ? / PPG 32582 / ?
Shadow Blue – code: 58 / ? / ? / ?
Slate – code: 68 / ? / PPG 32819 / ?
Whites – Base Colour #9 / N
Triumph White – code: 19 & 206 / NAB / ? / ?
Oranges – Base Colour E
Topaz – code: 84 / EAA / PPG 60812 / ? Note: This entry is duplicated in the ‘Yellows’.
Golds – Base Colour G
Midas Gold – code: 218 / GCC / ? / 1980-81
Pharoah Gold – code: na / GCF / ? / 1981
Silvers – Base Colour M
Platinum – code: 216 / MCA / ? / 1979-80
Argent Silver – code: 396 / MCB / ? / 1981

Please bear in mind that the ‘swatch’ representations are only provided to give you an idea of what a colour looks like; due to a massive diversity of monitors, colour profiles and graphics cards please don’t expect them to be that accurate. If you spot a mistake or can fill in some gaps, please let me know in a comment below.

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