Many people probably have strong opinions about which Ford Mustang is the best, but what about the colors they came in? Ford has compiled a list of the most popular Mustang colors from the last five decades. No, mauve isn't one of them.

According to Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], red has been a consistently popular color over the years. About 21 percent of all Mustangs were sold with red paint, making it the most popular color ever. About 10 percent of Mustangs sold in 1967 were red, and that figure has risen to 22 percent over the past decade.

Blue--a very appropriate choice for a Ford--is another common Mustang color. Ford says 30 percent of Mustangs sold in 1968 were blue, as were about 23 percent of cars sold more recently. Overall, 17 percent of Mustangs ever sold left the factory with blue paint.

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In third and fourth place are silver (14 percent) and white (13 percent), respectively. While white is the most popular new-car color in the United States, only 10 percent of new Mustangs sold wear that hue, Ford says.

Black has accounted for 12 percent of Mustangs sold over the last 50 years. According to Ford, it's currently the most popular Mustang color. Other colors, such as green (10 percent), brown (seven percent), and yellow (six percent) that were popular in the 1960s and '70s have since lost their appeal.

When choosing the Mustang's color palette, Ford has occasionally strayed from the obvious. The 1967 Mustang was offered in two shades of pink--Dusk Rose and Playboy Pink--while the 2004 SVT Cobra was offered with color-shifting Mystichrome paint. Not surprisingly, none of these colors caught on. We wonder what's in store for the 2015 Ford Mustang...

Ford Mustang colors throughout the years

Ford Mustang colors throughout the years


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