For 2021 Ford F-150 It’s Out With Some Old Colors And In With Some New Ones
There’s so much buzz and excitement around the 14th generation of the Ford F-150 that’s due out for the 2021 model year. We jump on every little bit of information we can get our hands on. So, when I spotted, in an F-150 forum, a release of some new colors for 2021, I had to write about it.
New Colors for 2021 Ford F-150
By all accounts, although unconfirmed by Ford officially, there will be three new color palettes for the 2021 Ford F-150. They are:
Antimatter Blue: This is a dark blue. And I mean dark blue. So much so that friends will argue that it’s black. I love the name too as it has an out-of-this-world playfulness.
Carbonized Gray Metallic: There are several shades of gray that will be available for the F-150. This new color palette is very dark. This gray replaces the outgoing Magnetic Gray, which was a popular shade. So for 2021, Ford will update their offerings of gray.
Space White Pearl: The paint chip I saw for this looks much more gray than white, so I’m baffled by the name. Especially when you consider how close in name it is to the popular Star White Pearl color that is a pearlescent off-white and a very popular color choice for the F-150.
Discontinued Colors for 2021 Ford F-150
Five color choices will be discontinued for the next-generation Ford F-150 due out for the 2021 model year. They are:
Magma Red – This incredibly dark red, or really maroon, failed to attract many buyers as it was just too dark. Buyers who want red, like vibrant shades of red, not ones that almost look in certain light.
Blue Jeans – This was one of my favorite color choices for F-150, and I liked the name too. What’s more rugged sounding blue jeans? Blue is one of my favorite colors for most vehicles, so if you’re like me, you might have to turn to Velocity Blue to satisfy your needs.
Silver Spruce – Green is a color that has a niche following when it comes to consumers. Generally, trucks in more obscure colors like green, don’t hold their resale value. So it only makes sense for Ford to discontinue Silver Spruce. As such, Ford will only have Guard on the green prism.
Abyss Gray – As I mentioned there are many shades of gray available, so it makes sense for Ford to whittle down the gray choices bit.
Magnetic – A much better name than Abyss Gray, but like Abyss, it is being discontinued. Don’t worry, there are three other true gray options, but Magnetic was one of the top-selling color choices for the F-150.
As of now, we don’t know what colors will be available for what trims and which of these colors will be considered premium choices.
When Will The 2021 Ford F-150 Be Released?
My colleague Marc Stern corrected some misinformation that was churning in the rumor mill when he reported that we simply don’t have a firm date on the reveal. Also, with most things Ford related on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I would expect a launch of the 2021 Ford F-150 sometime this summer.
Make no mistake, other than the Ford Bronco and the Bronco Sport, this is the most pressing vehicle release Ford is working on. I’m sure many of their marketing folks have scrambled to change plans and put a launch sequence in place when all things Corona dissipate. Until then, we will cling to any little bit of news nuggets and even rumors we can get our hands.
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To find F-150 nuggets and rumors, be sure to check out Torque News’ F-150 page right here. Also, I will have more on the 2021 F-150 colors along with colors for the 2021 Ford Bronco in an upcoming article.
I want to hear what your favorite color of the F-150 is? And what color are your most excited to see or most upset to see be discontinued. Leave me comments below.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. In addition to being a nationally syndicated automotive columnist, Jimmy is also author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, and Twitter.