Finding your Subaru Paint Code
Locations of Subaru Paint Codes
Subaru did not make it easy to find the color code. For some reason, they sometimes put the color plate on top of the drivers side strut. Now, this is a ridiculous location but so it goes. In recent years, they have become more reasonable and put the color plate in the driver or passenger side door jambs. Typical Subaru paint codes are three digits long and composed of numbers and letters.
Examples of Where to Find Your Subaru Color Code
Example #1: Illustration of a typical Subaru label showing the color code "3M6":
Example #2: Actual picture of a Subaru color plate:
Example #3: Picture of a Subaru color plate by the strut tower:
Subaru Color Code Formats
In the example above, the color code has the format of "3M6" which corresponds to:
"Two Tone Color Combination 3M6
Atlantic Blue Pearl 33A
Granite Gray Opal Clearcoat 35S".
If your car has two colors, you will see the two tone color code. When you look on our site at your year, make and model, you can see a listing of the two tone color codes and the corresponding paint colors.
Subaru, like all manufacturers, uses the exact same color across many models and then will have a different color name for each model. It's the same paint! This is why the color code is so important to order the correct paint.