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Tesla Colors – The Ultimate Guide – Model S, 3, X, Y

Tesla Color Guide

Not only are Teslas some of the best-looking cars on the road, but they also come in some really beautiful colors. Whether it’s the iconic Red Multi-Coat or the striking (but, sadly, discontinued) Obsidian Black Metallic, a Tesla’s color is sure to please.

That said, if you’re in the market for a used Tesla, you might have trouble figuring out which colors were available across certain models and years.

In order to help used Tesla buyers (and anyone else looking to research Tesla colors over time), we created the Ultimate Guide to Tesla Colors—everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Tesla paint (and interior) color options!

Select a specific Tesla Model from our table of contents to quickly jump to that section, or feel free to browse the entire page to take in the detailed history and variety of Tesla colors through the years!

Tesla Model S Red
Tesla Model S Red

Tesla Model S Colors

The Model S is Tesla’s longest-running production vehicle, so the wide range of interior and exterior color options available over the years should come as no surprise.

Because the first Model S rolled off the assembly line in 2012, many options (including battery and drive configurations) are no longer available, making it even harder to know which models had which available interior/exterior colors.

To make this guide as complete as possible, we’ve laid out the different Model S colors (both interior and exterior) for all years, batteries, and drive combinations (70D, P85D, 100D, etc.) below in an easy-to-use, tabbed format. Just click (or tap) on the tab you’re interested in to reveal all of the Tesla Model S colors and trim levels for that specific year.

2015 Model S P85DL Silver Metallic
2015 Model S P85DL Silver Metallic

2012 Model S Colors

2012 was the first production year of the Model S, marking an important point in Tesla history with the launch of what can arguably be known as the world’s most groundbreaking electric sedan.

Contrary to other electric vehicles, the Model S was gorgeous, sleek, fast, and combined all of the best features of traditional luxury gas vehicles into a cutting-edge electric car.

Five different battery variants (40, 60, 85, P85, and P85+) were produced in 2012, with nine exterior color choices, and three interior color options.

Exterior Colors

Anza Brown Metallic
Anza Brown Metallic
Catalina White
Catalina White
Monterey Blue Metallic
Monterey Blue Metallic
San Simeon Silver Metallic
San Simeon Silver Metallic
Sequoia Green Metallic
Sequoia Green Metallic
Shasta Pearl White
Shasta Pearl White
Sierra Black
Sierra Black
Signature Red
Signature Red
Tiburon Gray Metallic
Tiburon Gray Metallic

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Gray
Gray

(Leather)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

2013 Model S Colors

2013 marked the second year of production for the Model S, with the most notable change being dual motor configurations. The full list of available battery and motor options for 2013 includes 60, 85, P85, P85+, 85D, P85D, and P85DL.

During this production year, some previous Model S colors were removed and the naming conventions of the remaining colors were simplified. Two of Tesla’s most popular colors to this day—Pearl White Multi-Coat, and Red Multi-Coat—were added for the 2013 model year.

Exterior Colors

Blue Metallic
Blue Metallic
Brown Metallic
Brown Metallic
Gray Metallic
Gray Metallic
Green Metallic
Green Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black
Solid White
Solid White

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Gray
Gray

(Leather)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

2014 Model S Colors

2014 was a groundbreaking year for the Model S with the introduction of Autopilot, paving the way for Full Self-Driving (FSD) and semi-autonomous operation.

In terms of batteries and trim levels, the most notable change for 2014 was the addition of performance models. The entire Model S line up for 2014 includes 60, 85, P85, P85+, 85D, P85D, and P85DL with the removal of the 40 kWh battery pack option.

Most notably, the “D” (dual motor) configuration was available for the first time in the 2014 Model S lineup.

However, though there were many other changes in 2014, all interior and exterior colors were unchanged from the previous model year.

Exterior Colors

Blue Metallic
Blue Metallic
Brown Metallic
Brown Metallic
Gray Metallic
Gray Metallic
Green Metallic
Green Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black
Solid White
Solid White

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Gray
Gray

(Leather)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

2015 Model S Colors

2015 represented another exciting year for the Model S with the addition of a 90 kWh battery option, providing up to 270 miles of range.

The lineup of available battery combinations grew once again in 2015 to include a 70 kWh battery pack as well. The total number of battery/drive configurations grew to 11 (60, 70, 70D, 85, 85D, P85D, P85DL, 90, 90D, P90D, P90DL).

In terms of 2015 Tesla Model S exterior colors, two metallic options were added: Midnight Silver Metallic (which is still an option today), and one of our favorites, Obsidian Black Metallic (later discontinued, unfortunately).

Exterior Colors

Blue Metallic
Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Gray Metallic
Gray Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black
Solid White
Solid White
Titanium Metallic
Titanium Metallic

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Gray
Gray

(Leather)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

2016 Model S Colors

2016 marked an interesting year for the Model S, with the addition of Autopilot hardware version 2.0 (HW2/AP2) in October 2016, as well as the addition of the 100 kWh battery pack.

The largest line up of all model years, 2016 included a whopping 17 battery/drive/software combinations (60, 60D, 70, 70D, 75, 75D, 85, 85D, P85D, P85DL, 90, 90D, P90D, P90DL, 100D, P100D, and P100DL).

Tesla would soon realize they needed to scale down in order to optimize production.

Changes in exterior color options included the removal of Blue Metallic and Gray Metallic. For the interior, Tesla added an option for vegan leather (synthetic) seating material.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black
Solid White
Solid White
Titanium Metallic
Titanium Metallic

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather, Vegan Leather/Synthetic, or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Gray
Gray

(Leather)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

2017 Model S Colors

Realizing that they needed to streamline production and reduce the number of Model S configurations available, Tesla dropped the 85 kWh battery options for 2017 (leaving 60, 60D, 70, 70D, 75, 75D, 90, 90D, P90D, P90DL, 100D, P100D, and P100DL).

In addition to dropping the 85 kWh battery pack, they also removed two more relatively unpopular colors: Titanium Metallic (arguably the least favorable Tesla color), and Solid White (which was not as good-looking as Pearl White Multi-Coat, in our opinion).

Tesla also removed the gray leather seating option and added a vegan leather (synthetic) Ultra White choice as well (paving the way for the future Black and White option).

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather, Vegan Leather/Synthetic, or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

Ultra White
Ultra White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2018 Model S Colors

The 2018 model year marked a further reduction of battery pack/drive unit configurations, with Tesla cutting the 90 kWh battery pack and leaving only 8 options (60, 60D, 75, 75D, 90D, 100D, P100D, and P100DL).

In terms of exterior Model S colors, there were no changes from the previous year. Unfortunately, 2018 became the final year of Obsidian Black Metallic.

On the interior, Tesla removed the Ultra White option and transitioned to their core set of interior colors (All Black, Black and White, and Cream), currently still in production. They also removed the Multi-Pattern cloth interior option and completely eliminated animal hide leather in favor of an all synthetic option.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2019 Model S Colors

The 2019 model year represented Tesla’s shift to offering even fewer battery pack/drive unit options, with all Model S vehicles coming standard with AWD/dual motors, leaving 75D, 100D, P100D, and P100DL as options.

Part way through the year, Tesla dropped the numerical kWh naming convention and moved to using words, with Standard Range, Long Range, Long Range Plus, and Performance being the new Model S trim levels.

On top of that, Tesla further simplified the 2019 Model S exterior colors by removing Silver Metallic.

All interior color options stayed the same as the previous year.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2020 Model S Colors

2020 represented the biggest reduction of Model S variants in the history of the vehicle, leaving only 3 battery options: Long Range, Long Range Plus, and Performance (with AWD now coming standard).

Battery pack options were further cut down to Long Range Plus and Performance for a large part of 2020, with the Model S Plaid option being added in September 2020 after Tesla Battery Day.

For 2020, Tesla did not changed their core set of Model S interior or exterior colors, seeming to be at a comfortable place with production while still offering buyers a meaningful level of variety.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2021 Model S Colors

The 2021 Tesla Model S line up offered 3 variants—Long Range Plus, Performance, and Plaid (the only thing beyond Ludicrous).

Tesla’s core set of five exterior colors proved again to be the best balance of buyer choice and production optimization, remaining unchanged in 2021. The 2021 Model S interior colors were unchanged from the previous year as well.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2022 Model S Colors

Currently, Tesla offers the Model S in two variants: the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Model S, and the Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive Model S Plaid.

While some hints have been dropped regarding new colors for the Model S Plaid at some future time, no new options are currently available. The Model S core offering of five exterior colors and three interior color options remains the same as the previous year.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Model S Color

There’s plenty of debate on what the best Tesla Model S color is—and of course, everyone has their own opinion. But what does “best” really mean? The best color in terms of hiding scratches may not be the best-looking color when clean, or the best color for winter climates, after all.

To make sure we cover all the bases, let’s take a look at the best Tesla Model S color for a variety of different situations.

2014 Model S 85 Pearl White Multi-Coat
2014 Model S 85 Pearl White Multi-Coat

Best Tesla Model S Color for Hiding Scratches

Hands down, this is probably Pearl White Multi-Coat, with the runner up being Silver Metallic. Because Silver Metallic is discontinued, we’re going to give this distinction completely to Pearl White Multi-Coat.

The combination of the metallic white and the fact that most scratches are a light/white color really makes Pearl White Multi-Coat a scratch hider! And hey, as the base color for the Model S, it’s also the most inexpensive.

Easiest Tesla Model S Color to Take Care Of (Or Keep Clean)

The easiest Tesla Model S color to take care of is definitely Silver Metallic. However, since Silver Metallic has been discontinued, our current pick for ease of care has to be Pearl White Multi-Coat.

White and silver do a great job of hiding dirt (especially in the winter), as well as scratches. Other shades and hues are more difficult to keep up over time, with Solid Black being the hardest Tesla color to maintain and keep clean.

Best-Looking Model S Color During the Day

Bright sunlight is a place where Deep Blue Metallic really shines, and we’d say it’s probably the best Tesla Model S color in daylight. Our runner-up pick here would be Tesla’s iconic Red Multi-Coat.

Best-Looking Model S Color at Night

This honor definitely goes to Solid Black. There’s nothing classier than an all-black car in the moonlight—it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Best Tesla Model S Color Overall

We have to give this one to Obsidian Black Metallic: an absolutely gorgeous color, though unfortunately Tesla no longer offers it as an option.

Obsidian Black Metallic does about as good of a job as any black can in hiding scratches/imperfections thanks to its metallic flakes. It absolutely shines during the day with a little extra razzle dazzle over Solid Black (which should really be wrapped with PPF in any sort of winter climate state). Yep—Obsidian Black Metallic is the best Tesla Model S color.

But if we had to pick a color still being produced in 2022? It would be a toss up between Pearl White Multi-Coat, and Red Multi-Coat. With their layered base color and metallic tones, Tesla’s Multi-Coat options are absolutely gorgeous.

Tesla Model 3 Sunset
Tesla Model 3 Sunset

Tesla Model X Colors

With its balletic gull wing doors and roller coaster-like acceleration (previously unheard of in an SUV), Tesla’s Model X was a futuristic head-turner from the start of its manufacture in 2016.

The color convention for the Model X has been quite similar to the Model S; after all, they are built in the same factory and on the same production line. The Model X started out with more colors in the beginning and then dwindled to Tesla’s famous core five colors currently in use (Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, Red Multi-Coat, and Solid Black).

If you’re looking for a used Model X (or just trying to do some research on Tesla colors in general)—we’ve got you covered. The following is our complete guide to Tesla Model X colors—simply click (or tap) on one of the model year tabs below to see every possible interior and exterior color option for the Model X in each year.

2017 Model X 90D Red Multi-Coat
2017 Model X 90D Red Multi-Coat

2016 Model X Colors

2016 marked the first year of Tesla’s Model X—an SUV like the world had never seen before. And with nine battery/drive options (60D, 70D, 75D, 90D, P90D, P90DL, 100D, P100D, and P100DL), the Model X certainly made a big splash.

Performance and Ludicrous options were offered right away on the Model X, having already been in production for over a year on the Model S. Different from the Model S, the X was never offered in a rear wheel drive (RWD) configuration.

In terms of 2016 interior and exterior color options, the Model X mirrored all Model S options with one exception—the first 1000 vehicles had the exterior paint color option of Signature Red: a rare, rich red that Tesla had only offered one other time (the 2012 Model S).

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Signature Red
Signature Red
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black
Solid White
Solid White
Titanium Metallic
Titanium Metallic

Interior Colors

Black
Black

(Leather, Vegan Leather/Synthetic, or Multi-Pattern Textile)

Tan
Tan

(Leather)

Ultra White
Ultra White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2017 Model X Colors

2017 represented a reduction of Model X options as Tesla sought to streamline their production while still offering buyers a pleasing array of choices.

Tesla cut the 70 and 75 kWh battery packs from the Model X lineup, leaving the options for 2017 at 75D, 90D, P90D, P90DL, 100D, P100D, and P100DL.

Dialing back their exterior color options, Tesla removed Signature Red, Solid White, and Titanium Metallic from the Model X lineup. Interior options changed as well: during the 2017 model year, Black and White and Cream were added, while Ultra White was removed.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2018 Model X Colors

2018 saw a further reduction in Model X battery options, with the total number being cut to just four (75D, 100D, P100D, and P100DL).

Exterior colors choices remained the same for the 2018 Model X, though this year was the last for both Obsidian Black Metallic and Silver Metallic.

Interior choices were further reduced, eliminating the off-menu option of Multi-Pattern Textile seats, and fully eliminating animal hide leather in favor of vegan (synthetic) leather.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2019 Model X Colors

In 2019, Tesla changed the naming convention for the Model X battery options, ditching the kWh naming convention (75D, 100D, P100D, P100DL) and moving to a less numerical option. The available battery options for 2019 were Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance.

Tesla dropped Obsidian Black Metallic and Silver Metallic as exterior colors, and continued with the same core five colors that they’re currently using, as well as the same three interior color options.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2020 Model X Colors

2020 saw a further reduction in the number of available Model X batteries/trim levels, with the first part of the model year offering Long Range, Long Range Plus, and Performance.

Later in 2020, the Long Range variant would be dropped in favor of the Long Range Plus option, which carried through to the end of the model year.

No significant exterior or interior color changes were made for the 2020 Model X as Tesla had them pretty well dialed-in, striking a good balance between optimizing production and offering a range of choices for buyers.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2021 Model X Colors

2021 saw no surprises or meaningful changes to the battery and color options (both interior and exterior) for the Model X.

Tesla chose to stick with their previous five core exterior colors and three core interior colors. The interior material remained animal leather free (and we don’t anticipate this changing), with vegan leather (synthetic) as the only option.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2022 Model X Colors

Currently, Tesla offers only two variants of the Model X: the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive Model X, and the Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive Model X Plaid.

For both the base Model X and the Model X Plaid, Tesla offers their five core exterior colors and three core interior colors. While there have been rumors that the Plaid would receive more color options, no new options have been made available at this time.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Cream
Cream

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Model X Color

The Model X is a popular vehicle—there’s no doubt about that. And because of its popularity, there has been much debate about what the best Model X color is, and why.

Of course, the “best color” is always subjective—so we’ll answer it subjectively (with some reasoning, of course). But while we’re at it, we’ll also jump in and answer some of the finer questions, such as which Model X color is the easiest to take care of and which is the best at hiding scratches.

If you’re looking for a used Model X (or simply researching Tesla colors), we hope this discussion helps you find all the info you need to choose the best color for you.

2018 Model X 75D Deep Blue Metallic
2018 Model X 75D Deep Blue Metallic

Best Tesla Model X Color for Hiding Scratches

When it comes to hiding scratches, you’ll definitely want to go with a lighter color rather than a dark one. Dark colors tend to highlight scratches and imperfections thanks to the contrast between their dark hues and the lighter color of scratch marks.

For the Model X, the top two colors for this purpose would be Pearl White Multi-Coat or Silver Metallic. Since Silver Metallic was discontinued in 2018, we’re going to say that Pearl White Multi-Coat is the best color for hiding scratches on the Model X.

Easiest Tesla Model X Color to Take Care Of (Or Keep Clean)

Similar to hiding scratches, colors that are easier to take care of are those with lighter tints (whites, silvers, etc.).

We’d have to say again that Pearl White Multi-Coat is the easiest Tesla Model X color to take care of by far. It hides dirt in the winter, hides scratches (see above), and also hides imperfections while maintaining a really unique, pearlescent sheen. If we had to choose a runner up, it would be Silver Metallic (but since that isn’t made anymore, we’re barring it from the number one spot in this category).

Best-Looking Model X Color in Daylight

On a Model X, the best-looking color in the direct sun or daylight has to be Deep Blue Metallic. We’re not as big of a fan of this color in darker light as it tends to have a purple-ish hue, but in the direct sun it can’t be beat—it really is an electric (no pun intended) color.

Best-Looking Model X Color at Night Time

The best color on a Model X at night is definitely Solid Black. It’s like wearing a tuxedo out to a black tie affair. It’s timeless, elegant, and striking—there’s really no runner up in this category as it’s just about impossible to outclass Solid Black here.

Best Overall Tesla Model X Color

This is a tough one, because each Tesla model (S, 3, X, Y) shows off the colors differently. We personally believe that Obsidian Black Metallic was the best color on the Model S and Model 3, but for Model X? Well, it’s a little different, since the size of the X shows some colors better than others.

With that said, we think Pearl White Multi-Coat is the best Model X color. Something about the curves on the X just catch the light in the right way with this color.

Tesla Model X Taillight
Tesla Model X Taillight

Tesla Model 3 Colors

There’s no doubt that the Model 3 is a groundbreaking electric vehicle—and quite possibly the car that made Tesla. at one point, even Elon said that the fate of the company hinged on the Model 3. Despite being the second-newest Tesla kid on the block, the Model 3 has certainly been a pivotal car.

Because the Model 3 is relatively new (in the Tesla universe, anyway), the interior and exterior color choices don’t have much variation over its years of manufacture. However, for a used Model 3 buyer (or anyone doing research on Model 3 vehicles), it definitely helps to have all the years/colors/models laid out in an easy-to-understand format.

With this in mind, we created a section below to help prospective buyers understand the color options (both interior and exterior) that have so far appeared on the Model 3. Just click (or tap) the tabs to see all available Tesla Model 3 colors for any year.

2021 Model 3 Long Range AWD Pearl White Multi-Coat
2021 Model 3 Long Range AWD Pearl White Multi-Coat

2017 Model 3 Colors

2017 was a short production year for the Model 3, but it marked the beginning of an epic time for Tesla: the company  was finally bringing an affordable car to the masses.

The only available model during that year was Long Range RWD, with an astounding range of 310 miles and a never-before-seen single center screen (vs. the Model S/X).

In terms of exterior colors on the 2017 Model 3, Tesla had a short set of seven colors that almost represented their current core set. Obsidian Black Metallic and Silver Metallic, both options that are now discontinued, would last until 2018. Interior color for the 2017 Model 3 was limited to a single option of All Black.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2018 Model 3 Colors

2018 marked the first full year of production for the Model 3, including four different battery/drive variants: Mid Range RWD, Long Range RWD, Long Range AWD, and Performance AWD.

Unlike Model S/X, Tesla sought to keep options simple with the Model 3, offering only one dashboard option (vs. the multitude offered with other Teslas). This helped streamline production, and create the signature look of the Model 3 dashboard.

Tesla made no changes to the 2018 Model 3 exterior colors, but did add Black and White—an additional interior color for a total of two options.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2019 Model 3 Colors

The Model 3 lineup, in terms of battery and drive options, grew to its largest size in 2019, before beginning to shrink, similar to the number of Model 3 options we have today.

In 2019, Tesla had six battery and drive options available for the Model 3—Standard Range RWD, Standard Range Plus RWD, Mid Range RWD, Long Range RWD, Long Range AWD, and Performance AWD.

For exterior colors, Tesla removed Obsidian Black Metallic and Silver Metallic on the 2019 model year, bringing the total of color options down to their core five. Both interior color options were the same as the previous year (All Black or Black and White).

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2020 Model 3 Colors

2020 saw a further reduction of Model 3 drive and battery options, cutting these down to four Model 3 variants—Standard Range RWD, Standard Range Plus RWD, Long Range AWD, and Performance AWD.

Tesla made no changes to the 2020 Model 3 lineup of five exterior paint colors, though they did switch Solid Black out for Pearl White Multi-Coat being the Model 3 standard “free” color (offered with the base price). The interior color options remained the same as the previous year: All Black or Black and White.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2021 Model 3 Colors

2021 marked a new year for the Model 3 with almost no big changes, only a light refresh which included a new, matte finish center console. To match the Model Y styling, chrome exterior trim was swapped out with black.

For 2021, Tesla kept their core five Model 3 exterior colors the same, as well as the two interior colors (All Black, or Black and White).

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2022 Model 3 Colors

The Model 3 currently comes in three options: in the base RWD Model 3, and in two Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive configurations (the Model 3 Long Range and Model 3 Performance).

2022’s Model 3 exterior colors remain the same core five as in previous years, and the two interior options (All Black or Black and White) are unchanged.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Model 3 Color

What’s the best Model 3 color? That’s a good question, and something many people across the web have asked. The truth is that it’s really subjective, and also depends to an extent on what you mean by “best.”

Are you talking about the best Model 3 color in terms of its stunning looks? The best Model 3 color for the winter (and hiding the sand/salt)? The easiest color to care for year-round?

In order to cover all bases in this topic, let’s take a look at the best Model 3 color in a variety of scenarios.

2018 Model 3 Long Range RWD Red Multi-Coat
2018 Model 3 Long Range RWD Red Multi-Coat

Best Tesla Model 3 Color for Hiding Scratches

Generally speaking, the best colors for hiding scratches are the lighter ones—whites, silvers, etc. The Model 3 used to come in Silver Metallic, an excellent color for hiding small nicks in the paint, but that color is no more (discontinued). Currently, the best Model 3 color for hiding scratches is definitely Pearl White Multi-Coat.

Easiest Tesla Model 3 Color to Take Care Of (Or Keep Clean)

Similar to colors that hide scratches, the easiest colors to take care of (and keep clean) are usually the lighter ones as well, like silvers, whites, and even sometimes grays. Midnight Silver Metallic is a relatively easy color to maintain (and it’s classy to boot). But the easiest Model 3 color to take care of? That distinction definitely goes to Pearl White Multi-Coat.

Best-Looking Model 3 Color in Daylight

We’ve called out Deep Blue Metallic as the best overall Tesla color in direct sunlight on the Model S and Model X, and this is also the case with the Model 3. Deep Blue Metallic is brilliant, electric, and if you haven’t seen it in the high noon sun, you definitely should!

Best-Looking Model 3 Color at Night Time

This answer is pretty universal across all Tesla vehicles, but the best-looking Model 3 color at night time is always going to be Solid Black. It’s sleek and classy, like a grand piano or a tux, and there’s nothing that looks better after nightfall (which you wouldn’t typically think from a dark color, but trust us—this is the one).

Best Overall Tesla Model 3 Color

Overall, the best Model 3 color is (or was) Obsidian Black Metallic. It’s got all the benefits of black with few of the drawbacks. The metallic flake is good at hiding scratches, and gives Obsidian Black Metallic some extra pop that Solid Black just doesn’t have.

That said, Obsidian Black Metallic (or OBM as it’s known in the Tesla community), hasn’t been available since 2018. So, once again, we’d have to say that Pearl White Multi-Coat is the best overall Model 3 color available.

White Tesla Model Y
White Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y Colors

Tesla’s Model Y is without a doubt a groundbreaking vehicle, bringing an affordable electric SUV to the masses.

Building on the Model 3 platform, the Model Y offers more seating, a larger cargo space, and a higher ride height (all the things you’d expect from an SUV vs. a sedan).

In terms of colors, the Model Y shares the same basic colors as the Model 3 in both the exterior and the interior. Model Y colors are limited to Tesla’s current core of five exterior paint colors, and two interior color schemes. Check them out below!

2020 Model Y Performance Pearl White Multi-Coat
2020 Model Y Performance Pearl White Multi-Coat

2020 Model Y Colors

The Model Y marked a continuation of Tesla’s affordable vehicle line as the world’s first compact EV SUV in 2020. The Model Y was a much-anticipated vehicle, offering up to 326 miles of range, and a 0-60 time of 3.5s in the Performance version.

In terms of color options (both interior and exterior), the Model Y took cues from the Model 3 and only offered Tesla’s core five exterior color options and two interior color options.

The most notable exterior difference between the Model Y and Model 3 was the addition of blacked out window trim (vs. chrome), which was unified in late 2020.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2021 Model Y Colors

2021 was, essentially, a “duplicate” year for the Model Y in terms of both features (battery, etc.) and colors (interior and exterior).

Exterior and interior color options for the Model Y remain unchanged from the previous year with Tesla’s five core colors and two interiors (All Black or Black and White).

No drastic appearance changes were made for the 2021 Model Y, though slight changes in features occurred thanks to small attention-to-detail items such as an increased number of windshield wiper spray nozzles.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

2022 Model Y Colors

The 2022 Model Y currently comes in two Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive trims: the Model Y Long Range and the Model Y Performance.

As with 2021, the core colors offered on the Model Y haven’t changed, with five exterior and two interior options.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Model Y Color

Being the “new kid on the block,” the Model Y has generated quite a lot of interest. As the more economical SUV option in Tesla’s lineup, it’s no wonder that the Y is popular among new EV owners and established Tesla fanatics alike.

Regarding aesthetics and care, prospective Tesla buyers can reasonably be expected to search for the answer to the question “what is the Best Model Y color?” Obviously, this is a subjective question—there’s no doubt about that. Plenty of people will have their own definition of “best” for Tesla colors.

However, there are some common sense answers. For example, it’s well-known that lighter colors tend to hide scratches, dirt, and so on better than darker colors. It’s also widely known that darker colors tend to look more attractive in low light situations.

To help prospective used Tesla buyers (and anyone doing research about Model Y colors) learn about which colors may be better (or worse) in certain situations, we’ve answered a variety of Model Y color questions below.

2021 Model Y Long Range AWD Solid Black
2021 Model Y Long Range AWD Solid Black

Best Tesla Model Y Color for Hiding Scratches

As we’ve previously mentioned in this guide, light colors are king when it comes to hiding scratches.

When scratches occur, they often strip away the base coat and expose the primer, which is a lighter gray or white color. If you already have a gray or white color, the the difference between the primer and the base coat will be less noticeable when scratched. Darker colors tend to highlight these same scratches.

Because Silver Metallic is no longer being produced (unfortunately), we’re going to say that Pearl White Multi-Coat is best Tesla Model Y color for hiding scratches.

Easiest Tesla Model Y Color to Take Care Of (Or Keep Clean)

As we’ve mentioned a few times in this guide, lighter colors are the best when it comes to hiding imperfections. As the two lightest Tesla colors are Silver Metallic and Pearl White Multi-Coat, it stands to reason that one of these colors has to be the easiest to maintain.

Since Silver Metallic is unavailable in the 2022 model year, Pearl White Multi-Coat is left as the lightest, easiest Tesla Model Y color to take care of.

Best-Looking Model Y Color in Daylight

Tesla colors that look the best in daylight aren’t always the same ones that look the best in evening or night light, and there’s a reason for this—direct sunlight brings out certain aspects of colors that other lighting scenarios don’t.

So, the colors that typically look the best in direct sunlight are those that have a little extra something to reveal. That said—we think that Deep Blue Metallic is the best Model Y color during the daytime (and in direct sunlight). On overcast days, Deep Blue Metallic can look a little purple-ish, but in direct sunlight it really shines as a radiant, electric blue color—and it gets our vote for best-looking Model Y color during the day.

Best-Looking Model Y Color at Night Time

Generally speaking, we like darker colors at night; they exude a sort of elegance that lighter colors just don’t. However, our opinion changes a bit with the Model Y.

We truly think that the best color on Model Y at night is Pearl White Multi-Coat. There’s just something about the curves of the Model Y, coupled with the blacked out trim, that really comes to life in darker light. Of course, this is just our opinion, but we stand by it 100%!

Best Overall Tesla Model Y Color

Obviously this is subjective, but our vote goes to Pearl White Multi-Coat. There’s just something about it that looks great with the blacked out trim and wheels (AKA the storm trooper look), combined with white’s ability to hide imperfections as a color in general.

If we had to choose a runner up, it would be Red Multi-Coat, because Tesla’s Multi-Coat process generates an amazing looking depth in the paint.

But the real winner here—the best Tesla Model Y color—is definitely Pearl White Multi-Coat. With elegance, ease of care, and resale value well in hand, Pearl White Multi-Coat is the overall best of the lot.

Tesla Cybertruck Mars
Tesla Cybertruck Mars

Tesla Cybertruck Colors

Current release projection: 2023

The Tesla Cybertruck shocked the world during the unveil event in November 2019 with its futuristic styling and sharp curves. And one of the most interesting things about it is that it doesn’t really have a color—it’s essentially a bare metal vehicle.

We’re not sure if it will have a clearcoat, or will just be the bare metal—but one thing we do know for sure is that it looks incredibly badass.

There has been some Twitter chatter from Elon that might suggest a matte black Cybertruck option in addition to stainless steel. While matte black would be awesome, we’re still waiting on confirmation that Tesla intends to make any color or wrap options available. After all, Elon answered most of the requests for more colors with a play on the famous words of Henry Ford: “Cybertruck can have any color you want, so long as it’s nothing.”

In terms of the interior, we don’t expect that it’ll break much from the current Model 3/Y convention of All Black or Black and White, but these options have not been confirmed. Currently, concept interiors show All Black, but we’re going to assume (given the center display similar to Model 3/Y), that the interior colors will continue along Tesla’s current ideology.

Tesla Cybertruck Stainless Steel
Tesla Cybertruck Stainless Steel

2022 Cybertruck Colors

As mentioned above—while we don’t know exactly what the Cybertruck interior/exterior colors will be, the colors listed below represent our best guess based on currently available information.

Exterior Colors

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Matte Black Stainless Steel
Matte Black Stainless Steel

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Cybertruck Colors

With the Cybertruck’s release pushed back another year, all we can do is speculate. That said—it’s pretty clear (given the prototype/concept truck) that stainless steel will be an option.

Also, given some of Elon’s tweets about colors, it is possible that a matte black (or some other option) will be available. We’ll see what the future brings!

Not knowing which colors will ultimately be an option on the Cybertruck makes it difficult determine the #1 color choice. However, we believe that stainless steel will likely be the easiest to take care of, the best-looking, and best choice all around. Based on the current concept material, we know stainless steel is going to be available. Obviously, that leaves stainless steel in first place for the best Tesla Cybertruck color, hands down.

Tesla Roadster White
Tesla Roadster White

Tesla Roadster Colors

Produced from 2008 to 2012, the Tesla Roadster was fast and stylish…while also being entirely electric. These qualities gained attention from auto enthusiasts in a way that EVs hadn’t been able to manage before the Roadster was introduced to the public. This groundbreaking vehicle paved the way for Tesla to produce the Model S, leading on to Tesla’s ever increasing production of mainstream EVs for the masses.

Some people tend to forget about the original Roadster, given Tesla’s current amazing and diverse lineup—but it really is “the car that started it all.”

In terms of exterior and interior color options, Tesla’s Roadster had the widest range of any Tesla production vehicle.

2008 Roadster 1.0 Radiant Red
2008 Roadster 1.0 Radiant Red

2008 Tesla Roadster Colors (P1)

Believe it or not, the first Tesla Roadster was an engineering marvel. Building a car from scratch would have been easier than for Elon and JB to turn a Lotus Elise into an electric car.

However, the profile of the Lotus Elise is part of what made the original Tesla Roadster fun and fast, and its conversion to an EV proved that an electric car was possible on a relatively aggressive production scale.

In terms of color options, a wide variety of colors (13-15, depending upon the year) were available on the original Tesla Roadster (especially compared to the core five colors that Tesla now uses). Interior color options were also quite broad, with nine colors options offered over the course of production.

Exterior Colors

Arctic White
Arctic White
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Jet Black
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green
Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Thunder Gray
Thunder Gray
Twilight Blue Metallic
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Very Orange

Interior Colors

Beige
Beige
Black
Black
Cream
Cream
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Light Gray
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Saddle
Saddle
Yellow
Yellow

2009 Tesla Roadster Colors (2.0)

In its second year of production, there weren’t many changes across the 2.0 version of Tesla’s Roadster. The most notable change came in the form of a slight increase in range (244 miles, up from 231 miles) and a slight increase in horsepower (288, up from 248).

The Roadster still retained most of its features from 2008, including the same 53 kWh battery pack. Colors (both interior and exterior) remained unchanged.

Exterior Colors

Arctic White
Arctic White
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Jet Black
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green
Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Thunder Gray
Thunder Gray
Twilight Blue Metallic
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Very Orange

Interior Colors

Beige
Beige
Black
Black
Cream
Cream
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Light Gray
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Saddle
Saddle
Yellow
Yellow

2008 Tesla Roadster Colors (P1)

Feature-wise, there weren’t many changes to the 2010 Tesla Roadster; most options stayed the same.

The battery pack retained its 53 kWh size, and there were also no meaningful changes to the performance or range of the vehicle.

Colors (both interior and exterior) were also unchanged for the 2010 model year.

Exterior Colors

Arctic White
Arctic White
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Jet Black
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green
Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Thunder Gray
Thunder Gray
Twilight Blue Metallic
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Very Orange

Interior Colors

Beige
Beige
Black
Black
Cream
Cream
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Light Gray
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Saddle
Saddle
Yellow
Yellow

2011 Tesla Roadster Colors (2.5 Sport)

2011 saw a few changes to the Tesla Roadster in the form of a sport upgrade that garnered the vehicle a quicker 3.7 second 0-60 time, and a few extra lb feet of torque (295 up from 280).

Tesla also added two additional exterior colors, Atomic Red and Lightning Green, bringing the total number of exterior color choices to a whopping 15.

The interior color options were unchanged and remained at eight choices. No other meaningful changes were made to the 2011 Tesla Roadster compared to the previous year.

Exterior Colors

Arctic White
Arctic White
Atomic Red
Atomic Red
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Jet Black
Lightning Green
Lightning Green
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green
Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Thunder Gray
Thunder Gray
Twilight Blue Metallic
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Very Orange

Interior Colors

Beige
Beige
Black
Black
Cream
Cream
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Light Gray
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Saddle
Saddle
Yellow
Yellow

2012 Tesla Roadster Colors (3.0)

2012 was the last production year of the Tesla Roadster. An R80 battery upgrade was offered two years later that gave it much more range (340 miles), but that didn’t improve acceleration much in any meaningful way.

For the final year of Tesla’s Roadster, the interior and exterior color options were unchanged and the production program wound down to focus on the first year of the Model S. The total number of exterior colors available for the final year of the Roadster remained at 15, and the total number of interior colors available remained at eight.

Exterior Colors

Arctic White
Arctic White
Atomic Red
Atomic Red
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Electric Blue
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Jet Black
Lightning Green
Lightning Green
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green
Radiant Red
Radiant Red
Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Thunder Gray
Thunder Gray
Twilight Blue Metallic
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Very Orange

Interior Colors

Beige
Beige
Black
Black
Cream
Cream
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Light Gray
Light Gray
Orange
Orange
Red
Red
Saddle
Saddle
Yellow
Yellow

2020/2023 Tesla Roadster Colors

The world was shocked in 2017 when Tesla revealed the new Roadster to the world. Also called the 2020 Roadster, Tesla’s new Roadster was supposed to begin production in 2020, but industry-wide difficulties and delays have converged to push back that date by several years.  Current projections for the Roadster put production and delivery into 2023.

With a 1/4 time of 8.9 seconds in the base model, a range of 620 miles, and a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds, Tesla touted specs that seemed impossible in production cars.

Because the 2020 Roadster isn’t in production yet, we can only speculate on the actual colors that will be available. So far, prototypes feature some form of white and also in what appears to be Tesla’s iconic Red Multi-Coat.

Given Tesla’s adherence to their core five colors (as seen across the entire lineup), we’re predicting that the 2020 (now 2023) Tesla Roadster will be available in the colors listed below.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Solid Black
Solid Black
Jet Black
Jet Black
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Racing Green

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Black and White
Black and White

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Best Tesla Roadster Color

We’ll cut right to the chase here—Red Multi-Coat is the best color for any Tesla Roadster (old or new), hands down.

There’s a reason that most Ferraris are red, and also a reason a saying exists that says “all Corvettes are red—the rest are just mistakes.” Red truly is the best color on a sports car, and we don’t see any exception here with the Roadster. In fact, it’s likely that Tesla feels the same way as the Roadster in all of their marketing materials and the prototype Roadster are always red.

2010 Roadster 2.5 Base Electric Blue
2010 Roadster 2.5 Base Electric Blue

Tesla Semi Truck Colors

The Tesla Semi is an interesting vehicle to say the least; a 0-60 time of 20 seconds might sound slow, but that’s with an 80k lb load!

And the most interesting part about Tesla’s Semi trucks? They’ll likely be fully autonomous at some point. Fully autonomous Semis would not only save the fuel cost vs. a diesel semi truck, but they would also save the labor cost as well. Even more importantly, they could create a safer driving/shipping environment that can run almost all day and night.

Unfortunately, this is just speculation right now since the Semi hasn’t yet made it to market. Originally set for release in 2020, production on the Semi is currently pushed back to 2023.

So which colors will be offered on the Tesla Semi? Similar to the 2020 Roadster, no one knows for sure, but we’ve seen renders of red, black, white, and even silver—so we’re going to go with our gut and guess that Tesla will stick to their core five colors for branding and logistics at this point.

Exterior Colors

Deep Blue Metallic
Deep Blue Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Midnight Silver Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Obsidian Black Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Silver Metallic
Silver Metallic
Solid Black
Solid Black

Interior Colors

All Black
All Black

(Vegan Leather/Synthetic)

Tesla ATV Colors

Most people watching Tesla’s November 2019 Cybertruck event were shocked when an all-electric ATV drove out and up into the back of the truck, with Elon casually announcing that they’d be making an ATV too.

This prompted a big response from the Tesla community which instantly went abuzz with the news. People were wondering how and where they could order the “Cyberquad” as many chose to call it.

Elon later stated it would be an “add on” option to anyone buying the Cybertruck. However, this raises the question—does the Tesla ATV/Cyberquad come in different colors?

From what we can tell—no, it doesn’t—and this doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon. Likely the only color available on the ATV will be stainless steel, although it’s possible that if the Cybertruck comes in different finishes, the ATV will match it. Only time will tell for sure!

Your Tesla Color Questions Answered

Custom Tesla Colors—Can You Get Them?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just order a custom color directly from Tesla? 

Unfortunately, you can’t. To help improve production, Tesla has a limited number of colors available. People don’t seem to mind, and Tesla’s core five colors (Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, and Red Multi-Coat) have become somewhat iconic at this point, too.

If you’re looking to change the color on your Tesla, your best bet is to order the “free color” (currently Pearl White Multi-Coat on Models S/3/X/Y and Midnight Silver Metallic on Models 3/Y) and get it wrapped in the color of your choice.

Discontinued Tesla Colors—Are They Still Available?

What about colors that Tesla has discontinued? Can you still order them?

Unfortunately, there’s no luck to be had here. We’ve even spoken with someone at Tesla HQ to try and place a custom order for a Model 3 in Obsidian Black Metallic (one of their best colors, in our opinion), and we were told this wasn’t possible.

If you want to learn more about creative ways to get discontinued Tesla colors, check out our blog post on that here.

Tesla Wrap Colors

Gone are the days of custom paint jobs; nowadays, it’s much easier (and cheaper) to just wrap a car in any color that you want. A wrap often ends up looking as good (or better) than custom paint.

Wrap technology gives us a lot of really cool options. Some of these include different matte finish wraps on your Tesla, translucent wraps, and even semi-transparent wraps that give the existing paint finish on your car a “frosted” look.

Not only are wraps faster and cheaper than paint, but you can also change them out if you don’t like the look later on, or if you want to revert to the factory color to sell your Tesla.

Hands down, wraps are the best way to go and are gaining more popularity every day. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the different wrap options for each Tesla model.

Tesla Model S Wraps—Are They Worth It?

Tesla Model S wraps are a great way to change the color of your Model S and protect the paint at the same time.

The curves of the Model S look really good in matte finish wraps including grays and satin colors. If you’re considering getting a wrap on your Model S, those colors are definitely worth considering.

Tesla Model X Wraps—Is This the Best Way to Change the Color?

Some people think that the Model X can’t be wrapped because of the way the gull wing doors operate, but the truth is that it can be wrapped just as easily as any other car—and it’s a great way to change the color.

Similar to the Model S, we’re fans of the matte wraps on the Model X, particularly in gray and satin colors.

Tesla Model 3 Wraps—Cost, Options & More

Model 3 wraps look amazing and are becoming quite popular. Generally speaking, they seem to cost about $500-$800 for a clear bra, $1,500 or so for the full front, and about $3,500 to $5,000 (or more in some cases) for the full vehicle wrap.

There are a lot of different options for Model 3 wraps as well, but we’re slightly partial to the frosted wraps on the Model 3 and think they look great with the vehicle’s curves.

Tesla Model Y Wraps Explained

Although the Model Y is relatively new, owners are still passionate about wrapping it! We’ve seen a variety of colors and wrap options on the Model Y, with our favorites being the frosted versions like the Model 3.

The cost to wrap a Model Y is similar to a Model 3, though possibly a bit more expensive in some cases due to the slightly larger vehicle size.

Tesla Roadster Wraps—Should You Wrap Your Roadster?

We think the Roadster (especially the 2020 Roadster) is a work of art and doesn’t really need a wrap, but some people will definitely choose to wrap them when they come out (in addition to offering customization, wraps are also great for protecting the original paint job).

To wrap or not is really a personal decision. That said, personally, outside of a clear protective wrap, we’d vote no every time. But hey, some wraps might end up looking great on the Roadster—only time will tell!

Tesla Cybertruck Wraps—Can You Wrap the Cybertruck?

There’s been a lot of buzz about wrapping the Cybertruck because of its big flat surfaces—it really just begs for a wrap (and some people don’t care for the stainless steel look).

We’re actually huge fans of the stainless look, so it’s not something that we’d want to cover up. Undoubtedly, some people will choose to wrap it, and we’re waiting to see how that turns out before giving any verdict. It may even be easy to DIY a Cybertruck wrap since the surfaces are so flat, so who knows? But yes, you should be able to get the Cybertruck wrapped in just about any color and graphics you can think of. 

Does Tesla Have Its Own Wrapping Service?

Tesla does in fact have its own vehicle wrapping service in China, and it’s possible that this may come to the US at some point as well.

As of right now, third-party vendors are the only way to get your Tesla wrapped stateside.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Tesla Colors

This is one of our biggest, baddest ultimate guides ever—that’s for sure! But we wanted to be as thorough as possible and answer every question out there related to Tesla colors.

So, we created this FAQ section to answer questions being asked across the web about Tesla colors. Let’s jump in!

What are the best-selling Tesla colors?

Tesla’s most popular paint color is Solid Black, followed in popularity by Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Red Multi-Coat, and Pearl White Multi-Coat.

However, Pearl White Multi-Coat (now the “free” color on Model 3/Y), is gaining traction quickly.

Which Tesla colors are the easiest to take care of?

Lighter colors are always easiest to keep clean, making Silver Metallic and Pearl White Multi-Coat the easiest Tesla colors to take care of.

Which Tesla colors hide dirt the best?

Lighter colors tend to hide dirt the best (even though this is somewhat counterintuitive). This means that Silver Metallic and Pearl White Multi-Coat are the Tesla colors that hide dirt the best.

Which Tesla colors hide scratches and dings the best?

Again, lighter colors are the best here—and we’ll say it again—Silver Metallic (unfortunately discontinued) and Pearl White Multi-Coat are the best Tesla colors for hiding scratches and dings.

Does Tesla have problems with “soft paint?”

Almost all automotive manufacturers have struggled with soft paint at certain points (just do an Internet search for soft paint + any manufacturer’s name).

But there is no evidence that we’re aware of to suggest that Tesla has any trouble with paint quality more than any other auto manufacturer.

Does Tesla have problems with paint blemishes and orange peel from the factory?

All automotive manufacturers struggle with paint quality from time to time, but we haven’t been able to see any evidence that Tesla struggles here more than anyone else.

What colors do Tesla cars come in?

Currently Tesla vehicles come in the following five colors:

  • Solid Black
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Red Multi-Coat

Which Model 3 color should I get?

This is a really individual choice, but we think Solid Black is a great choice if you want something really sleek looking.

Red Multi-Coat is great for a sporty look, and Pearl White Multi-Coat is great for hiding scratches. Deep Blue Metallic looks amazing in the sunlight and Midnight Silver Metallic is also a great all-around color.

Our all-time favorite Tesla color is Obsidian Black Metallic, but it is no longer available.

Which Model Y color should I get?

We think that all the colors are great, but our personal favorite Model Y color is Pearl White Multi-Coat—for that quintessential storm trooper look.

What is the most popular Tesla color?

Solid Black is the most popular Tesla color over time, but Pearl White Multi-Coat is gaining on it.

Can I change the color of my Tesla?

Yes, you can! The best way to do this is by getting it wrapped.

What if I can’t decide on a Tesla color?

If you can’t decide on a Tesla color, we recommend spending some time playing with Tesla’s color configurator, and also looking at other real pictures (non-rendered) of Teslas online to see what colors you like.

It’s also helpful to visit a Tesla store and check out the colors in person as they may look different to your eyes than in pictures. If you want to see a wide range of Tesla colors, you can also visit a local Tesla group meetup in your area.

Does the color of a Tesla affect the cost?

Yes, it does. Currently, the cost structure of Tesla colors is as follows:

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat (included on all models)
  • Midnight Silver Metallic (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: included)
  • Deep Blue Metallic (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: $1,000)
  • Solid Black (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: $1,500)
  • Red Multi-Coat (Model S/Model X: $2,500, Model 3/Model Y: $2,000)

Tesla colors also affect the resale value as well, with some studies finding that Red Multi-Coat, Pearl White Multi-Coat, and Silver Metallic had the best resale value compared to other Tesla colors.

Does the Tesla roof/sunroof change color when wet?

Yes—they do! Well, they don’t actually change color, but they appear to change color.

This is due to the way the special glass reflects certain wavelengths of light.

How many colors does Tesla have?

Currently, Tesla has five colors available:

  • Solid Black
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Red Multi-Coat

How many blue colors does Tesla have?

Tesla currently has one blue color available—Deep Blue Metallic. They have had more in the past, but this has been reduced to streamline production and lower repair costs.

How much does it cost to change the color of a Tesla?

Currently, the cost structure of Tesla colors is as follows:

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat (included on all models)
  • Midnight Silver Metallic (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: included)
  • Deep Blue Metallic (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: $1,000)
  • Solid Black (Model S/Model X: $1,500, Model 3/Model Y: $1,500)
  • Red Multi-Coat (Model S/Model X: $2,500, Model 3/Model Y: $2,000)

If you’re considering wrapping your Tesla, the cost will be anywhere from $2,000 on the low end to over $5,000.

Is red the best Tesla color?

Tesla’s Red Multi-Coat is one of our favorite colors. It looks great on the Model 3 Performance with a Black and White interior, as well as the Model S Performance with an All Black interior. Red Multi-Coat has become quite iconic; Tesla uses it in most of their marketing materials and pictures.

Is Tesla black hard to maintain?

All black colors are hard to maintain, no matter which car company makes them. They show dirt, scratches, fingerprints, and imperfections very easily. Tesla used to make a color that was a metallic black which helped avoid some of these problems called Obsidian Black Metallic, but it has been discontinued since 2018.

That said, if you want a black Tesla and are looking to make it easy to care for, we recommend getting a full paint protection film (PPF) wrap with a 3M or Xpel certified installer.

Where can I find a used Tesla in a specific color?

Right here on Find My Electric! We’ve got a proprietary color searching system that allows you to search for general colors like “black” or Tesla-specific colors like Obsidian Black Metallic with just a few clicks (or taps). Check our used Tesla listings and find a Tesla in the exact color you want!

What is the best Tesla interior color?

We think that All Black is the best Tesla interior color—it’s sleek, subtle, and classy-looking.

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