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Ford Fiesta Colour Guide - Which Should You Choose?

Here’s a detailed look at the paint palette available on the Ford Fiesta 5-seater supermini, in either 3- or 5-door body styles, which we hope will help you choose your perfect new car colour. You can also read our in-depth Fiesta review for more details about this wildy popular hatchback.

There are 11 main paint options for the Fiesta, comprising 2 solid paints and 9 metallic paints. Above the standard colour offered on almost all models in the range, Ford bundles these finishes into 2 overarching categories called Premium and Exclusive. Besides the exterior hues, we also outline the various interior upholsteries that go with these body colours.

Paint Types

Solid = a simple body colour with no additives in the paint. Usually comprises 3 coats, these being a primer, then the paint, then a clear, protective lacquer. Solid paints aren’t particularly shiny and are normally the only standard/no-cost colours offered by manufacturers. 

Metallic = same application process as above but the paint now has powdered metal mixed into it, which reflects more light to give the car a shinier appearance. Metallic finishes usually cost more than solid paints.

Pearlescent/Mica = as above, only instead of metal, ceramic crystals (known as ‘mica’) are added to the paint. These not only reflect light but refract it too, giving one colour different appearances in different levels of light. They’re normally as expensive as or pricier than metallic paints.

Matte = uses special ‘flattening’ agents in the paint/layering make-up to give the car a non-reflective appearance, and sometimes an unusual texture too. These are normally the most expensive and rarest of paint options, and are not offered on many new car models.

Exterior

Single-Tone Colour Schemes

Race Red

01. Race Red

Type: Solid

Cost: No cost (default colour on all models except Vignale)

Available On: All models except Vignale

If you don’t spend any extra money on paintwork and unless you’re buying a luxurious Vignale model, this is the colour your Ford Fiesta will be. It’s a traditional bright red, what some folk might term ‘pillarbox’ (look up the reference, kids), and despite being a solid paint it suits the Fiesta’s lines well – particularly on the Active/X models with their contrasting black body-cladding.

Frozen White (Premium)

02. Frozen White

Type: Solid

Cost: £275 (all models except Vignale, where it’s the no-cost standard paint)

Available On: All models

Frozen White is classified as a Premium paint by Ford so incurs a cost on all models, although as it’s a solid paint like Race Red then the fee is the lowest of all at £275. The Vignale is the exception to this rule, though, as it comes in Frozen White as standard (you can’t specify Race Red on the Vignale at all). It’s a very sharp, crisp white and it looks good when clean, although it’ll need a lot of maintenance. Frozen White is the 1st of 4 colours in the Fiesta paint palette which is available on every model in the range.

Chrome Blue (Premium)

03. Chrome Blue

Type: Metallic

Cost: £525 (Trend, Titanium, Titanium X, Active, Active X, ST-Line, ST-Line X), £275 (Vignale)

Available On: All models except ST-2 and ST-3

A darker, discreet tone of blue, Chrome is the alternative to Ford Performance Blue (which we’ll come onto later in this list) that’s available on all the trim lines except for the ST high-performance cars. It’s the 1st of the pricier paint options at £525, although on the Vignale you can upgrade to it from Frozen White for a lesser £275. Our top tip: mid- to deep-tone blues like this are great colour choices if you don’t like washing your car every single Sunday of the year.

Moondust Silver (Premium)

04. Moondust Silver

Type: Metallic

Cost: £525 (all models except Vignale, where it’s £275)

Available On: All models

Classic silver and the 2nd of 4 colours that’s available on every model of Fiesta, Vignale, Active and ST versions included. Moondust holds lots of visual appeal and won’t need the most fastidious of upkeep all year round to keep it looking its best. Again, it’s £250 cheaper to upgrade to this on the Vignale than it is on the other Fiestas, due to the Vignale coming in Premium Frozen White as standard.

Agate Black (Premium)

05. Agate Black

Type: Metallic

Cost: £525 (all models except Vignale, where it’s £275)

Available On: All models

Agate Black is widely used on all of Ford’s products and is also available on the Fiesta’s crossover sibling, the Puma. It’s the only black offered in the Fiesta’s palette and is the final Premium colour, costing £525 to upgrade to it on all cars except the Vignale, where it’ll set you back £275. The 3rd of 4 colours available across the entire Fiesta range, don’t be fooled into thinking black paint will be low maintenance because Agate will actually show up winter road grime more easily than some of the other hues offered for the Ford hatchback.

Magnetic (Exclusive)

06. Magnetic

Type: Metallic

Cost: £675 (all models except Vignale, where it’s £425)

Available On: All models

Moving into the Exclusive range of paints, Magnetic is the last of the 4 colours which are available on every Fiesta model – yep, that means you can definitely choose from white, silver, grey or black, no matter which specification you want. Monochrome. Anyway, at £675 on all Fiestas except the Vignale (£425), Magnetic is a handsome darker grey that should look good all year round, whether it’s spotlessly clean or showing some road dirt.

Freedom Blue (Exclusive)

07. Freedom Blue

Type: Metallic

Cost: £675 (Trend, Titanium, Titanium X, Active, Active X, ST-Line, ST-Line X), £425 (Vignale)

Available On: All models except ST-2 and ST-3

This is a relatively new colour for the Fiesta and it’s an unusual shade, because Freedom Blue is a metallic but it almost has a matte-effect appearance in certain light conditions. It’s a brighter blue with a strong silver content and looks really good when all shiny and new in the showroom, although it might take on a grubbier air out on our winter roads. You can specify Freedom on every model of Fiesta except the ST cars.

Metropolis White (Exclusive)

08. Metropolis White

Type: Metallic

Cost: £675 (Trend, Titanium, Titanium X, Active, Active X, ST-Line, ST-Line X), £425 (Vignale)

Available On: All models except ST-2 and ST-3

Like Freedom Blue, Metropolis White isn’t available on the Fiesta ST hot hatch, but other than that it’s good to go. It’s £425 on a Vignale but a heftier £675 on other specs where it’s available, and Metropolis is a warmer, creamier off-white than the Frozen White available lower down the paint range. Metropolis will still need lots of year-round washing to look its best, though.

Ruby Red (Exclusive)

09. Ruby Red

Type: Metallic

Cost: £775 (Titanium, Titanium X, Active, Active X, ST-Line), £525 (Vignale)

Available On: All models except Trend, ST-Line X, ST-2 and ST-3

Years ago, someone at Ford once told us that red was not a premium colour. Presumably, there’s been something of a back-tracking on that odd statement in the intervening period, because today Ruby Red is one of the most expensive colours available (at £775) on a Ford Fiesta. With good reason: it’s a smashing, richer shade of metallic red than the solid Race hue used as the standard colour on the range, and not only that but Ruby is available on the legendary Mustang sports car – so there’s a real prestige link for the Fiesta. Speaking of which, Ruby will only cost £525 on the upmarket Vignale model if you want it. Bad news for Trend and ST customers, as Ruby Red is not available for any cost… and, weirdly, it’s not offered on the costlier ST-Line X, whereas the ‘regular’ ST-Line CAN be specified in Ruby. Hmm.

Luxe Yellow (Exclusive)

10. Luxe Yellow

Type: Metallic

Cost: £775

Available On: Exclusive to Active and Active X

A fabulous yellow tinged with gold, Luxe is a signature colour for the lifestyle-themed, off-road-mimicking Active and Active X models of the Fiesta. It’s certainly not a colour for wallflowers, as it stands out a mile anyway – long before you’ve taken into account the accentuating effects of the Active’s black plastic body-cladding details. Luxe is going to show up a lot of muck and road filth, but then as the Active is a pseudo-adventure-type car, you might think it looks better with a light coating of dirt over it anyway.

Ford Performance Blue (Exclusive)

Type: Metallic

Cost: £775

Available On: Exclusive to ST-2 and ST-3

A Ford Performance classic, hence this paint’s name. Exclusive to the ST models (specified as the ST-2 and ST-3), Ford Performance Blue is a cracking paint colour that’s bolder and brighter than the Chrome Blue offered elsewhere in the range. FPB can be seen as a natural successor to the Spirit Blue that used to be offered on the old 6th-generation Fiesta ST and, even better, it won’t need painstaking attention to look good on the 7th-gen ST. Currently the only ST-specific colour offered for the Fiesta, when the model is facelifted the cracking Mean Green seen on the Puma ST will join the Fiesta ST’s paint palette.

2-Tone Colour Schemes

Agate Black roof and door mirrors

Type: Solid-solid or metallic-solid 2-tone

Cost: £200

Available On: Active and Active X

On the lifestyle Active/X models only, for £200 you can have the roof and the door mirrors of your Fiesta painted in contrasting Agate Black. Obviously, this cannot be paired with the Agate Black body colour itself, but the other 9 available paints (Race Red, Frozen White, Chrome Blue, Moondust Silver, Magnetic, Freedom Blue, Metropolis White, Ruby Red and Luxe Yellow) can all be paired with this option.

Interior

Intersection/View

Type: Cloth

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: Trend

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

Before we begin with the breakdown, all Fiesta interiors are predominantly Ebony (black) in colour; there are no light-coloured upholstery choices. Furthermore, each trim grade has its own interior theme and there’s no way of upgrading to such a theme in a ‘lesser’ model of Fiesta. So, starting with Trend, the seat facings are in Intersection, with a very simple, linear stitching pattern, while the bolsters are rendered in plain View black cloth.

Vibrant/Eton

Type: Cloth

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: Titanium

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

Moving up to Titanium, the upholstery colour stays dark but the seat pattern (Vibrant) switches to rows of small triangles, with a different design of bolsters called Eton to go with it.

Flagstone/Sensico

Type: Cloth and synthetic leather

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: Titanium X and Active X

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

The only Fiesta interior shared by 2 models (the Titanium X and the Active X), Flagstone sees the seat facings take on a neat pattern of squares, while the bolsters are finished in Ebony Sensico ‘faux’ leather, complete with contrasting Metal Grey stitching.

Hexagon Sensico/Cuir

Type: Synthetic leather

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: Vignale

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

Arguably the most luxurious interior in the Fiesta range, the Vignale gains synthetic leather called Sensico throughout, which has a hexagonal pattern for the facings (hence the ‘Hexagon’ bit of this trim’s name) and a smoother outer for the bolsters which is called Cuir.

Jean Diamond/View

Type: Cloth

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: Active

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

Again, like the Vignale’s Hexagon interior, does what it says on the tin, this one. The Active model comes with a diamond-pattern for the seat facings and the same View bolsters as the basic Trend, only here said bolsters are enhanced with Metal Grey contrast stitching.

Court/View

Type: Cloth

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: ST-Line

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

As the ST-Line looks sporty, like a ‘full’ ST, but obviously isn’t the flagship, it gains a chequered pattern for its seat facings known as Court, which alternates between tiny black and grey triangles. The bolsters are plain View items in Ebony, as per the Trend model.

Court/Sensico

Type: Cloth and synthetic leather

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: ST-Line X

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

This interior is as per the ST-Line, but for the more luxurious X derivative the seat bolsters are switched to Ebony Sensico synthetic leather with racier red contrast stitching.

Recaro Gozil/Domo

Type: Cloth

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: ST-2

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

The ST-2 gets proper Recaro seats to enhance the high-performance vibe of this 200hp hot hatch, with the facings in a pattern called Gozil – this features twin vertical stripes. The bolsters are finished in Domo, with all parts of the seat sporting Motion Blue details and piping to complete the look.

Recaro Acceleration Dinamica/Windsor Partial Leather

Type: Dinamica microfibre and leather

Cost: No cost (standard interior)

Available On: ST-3

Available With All Body Colours?: Yes

We said earlier that Vignale had ‘arguably’ the most luxurious interior with its full man-made leather cabin, but that’s because we actually prefer the ST-3’s cabin. It has the same Recaro seats as an ST-2, only now the centres are finished in Black Dinamica microfibre (this is an alternative to Alcantara, the sportiest of upholsteries) and the bolsters come in proper Windsor leather. You get Moondust Silver piping on the Dinamica and Metal Grey stitching on the Windsor hide as the finishing touches.

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