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1955, 1956, & 1957 Chevy Colors and Paint Codes

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In our most recent weekly blog post, we provided a comprehensive guide to interior trim codes for 1955-57 Chevy cars. This week, we're moving our focus from the interior of the vehicle to the exterior. Tri Five Chevy cars were offered in a wide range of eye-catching paint colors and two-tone color combinations, and these options changed with each model year. Read on for a guide to identifying 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevy colors and paint codes.

How to Find Tri Five Chevy Paint Codes

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Just like the interior trim code, each Tri Five Chevy's original paint code can be found on the trim tag, which is attached to the right side of the vehicle's cowl panel under the hood. In the diagram above, the paint code is represented by letter E. Each paint code is a three-digit number, but in 1956 and 1957, these numbers are sometimes followed by a letter (as pictured above). The letter A stood for a solid color, and B, C, D, or E stood for a two-tone paint scheme.

In '57 Chevy 210 example above, 812 indicates Surf Green / Highland Green, and the letter C indicates that these colors were applied to its body panels as a two-tone.

1955 Chevy Colors

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Here's a list of the paint colors originally applied to 1955 Tri Five Chevy cars. Note that all color previews are approximate representations, and may be skewed by lighting and/or your screen's color settings.

Solid Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Color
585 Onyx Black  
586 Sea Mist Green  
587 Neptune Green  
588 Skyline Blue  
589 Glacier Blue  
590 Copper Maroon  
591 Shoreline Beige  
592 Autumn Bronze  
593 India Ivory  
594 Shadow Gray  
596 Gypsy Red  
598 Regal Turquoise  
626 Coral  
630 Harvest Gold  
683 Cashmere Blue  

 

Two-Tone Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Accent Color Base Color
599 Sea Mist Green / Neptune Green    
600 Skyline Blue / Glacier Blue    
601 Neptune Green / Shoreline Beige    
602 Skyline Blue / India Ivory    
603 Autumn Bronze / Shoreline Beige    
604 Neptune Green / Sea Mist Green    
605 India Ivory / Sea Mist Green    
606 Shoreline Beige / Autumn Bronze    
607 Glacier Blue / Shoreline Beige    
608 India Ivory / Onyx Black    
610 Glacier Blue / Skyline Blue    
612 India Ivory / Regal Turquoise    
613 Shoreline Beige / Neptune Green    
614 Shoreline Beige / Glacier Blue    
615 Shoreline Beige / Gypsy Red    
617 India Ivory / Gypsy Red    
624 India Ivory / Shadow Gray    
627 Shadow Gray / Coral    
628 Onyx Black / India Ivory    
629 India Ivory / Coral    
631 India Ivory / Harvest Gold    
682 India Ivory / Cashmere Blue    
684 India Ivory / Navajo Tan    
685 India Ivory / Dusk Rose    

 

1956 Chevy Colors

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The following paint colors were originally applied to 1956 Tri Five Chevy cars. Note that all color previews are approximate representations, and may be skewed by lighting and/or your screen's color settings.

Solid Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Color
687 Onyx Black  
688 Pinecrest Green  
690 Sherwood Green  
691 Nassau Blue  
692 Harbor Blue  
693 Dusk Plum  
694 India Ivory  
695 Crocus Yellow  
697 Matador Red  
698 Twilight Turquoise  
709 Aztec Copper  
749 Tropical Turquoise  
750 Calypso Cream  
752 Inca Silver  

 

Two-Tone Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Accent Color Base Color
696 Crocus Yellow / Onyx Black    
700 Adobe Beige / Sierra Gold    
701 India Ivory / Onyx Black    
702 Sherwood Green / Pinecrest Green    
703 Nassau Blue / Harbor Blue    
705 India Ivory / Pinecrest Green    
706 India Ivory / Sherwood Green    
707 India Ivory / Nassau Blue    
708 India Ivory / Dusk Plum    
710 India Ivory / Twilight Turquoise    
711 India Ivory / Matador Red    
715 Dune Beige / Matador Red    
717 Crocus Yellow / Laurel Green    
721 India Ivory / Dawn Gray    
754 India Ivory / Tropical Turquoise    
755 Calypso Cream / Onyx Black    
756 Calypso Cream / Grecian Gold    
757 Imperial Ivory / Inca Silver    
763 Adobe Beige / Matador Red    

 

1957 Chevy Colors

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Lastly, here are the original colors and two-tone schemes for 1957 Tri Five Chevy cars. Note that all color previews are approximate representations, and may be skewed by lighting and/or your screen's color settings.

Solid Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Color
793 Onyx Black  
794 Imperial Ivory  
795 Larkspur Blue  
796 Harbor Blue  
797 Surf Green  
798 Highland Green  
799 Tropical Turquoise  
800 Colonial Cream  
801 Canyon Coral  
802 Matador Red  
803 Coronado Yellow  
804 Inca Silver  
805 Sierra Gold  
806 Adobe Beige  
821 Dusk Pearl  
823 Laurel Green  

 

Two-Tone Colors:

Paint Code Paint Name Accent Color Base Color
807 Onyx Black / India Ivory    
808 Imperial Ivory / Inca Silver    
809 Larkspur Blue / Harbor Blue    
810 India Ivory / Larkspur Blue    
811 India Ivory / Tropical Turquoise    
812 Surf Green / Highland Green    
813 India Ivory / Surf Green    
814 India Ivory / Coronado Yellow    
815 Onyx Black / Colonial Cream    
816 India Ivory / Colonial Cream    
817 India Ivory / Canyon Coral    
818 Adobe Beige / Sierra Gold    
819 India Ivory / Matador Red    
820 Colonial Cream / Laurel Green    
822 Imperial Ivory / Dusk Pearl    

 

Looking for 1955-57 Chevy Restoration Parts?

Now that you know all the original 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevy colors, you might be looking for a good local body shop to repaint your vehicle, as well as restoration parts and trim to install. Click the button below for a free full-color Tri Five Chevy restoration parts catalog.

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