2022 Porsche 911 Paint Colors, Ranked

2022 Porsche 911 Paint Colors, Ranked

If you can count on a sportscar maker for anything, it's a good color palette.

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The Porsche 911 Carrera in Guards Red.
The Porsche 911 Carrera in Guards Red.
Photo: Porche

The Porsche 911 is an icon in the automotive world and has been for decades thanks in large part to its dedicated fanbase, one-of-a-kind styling, and superb performance. But for my own part, I’ve always been in love more with the color palettes offered by Porsche than anything else, which have been opened up more in recent years, and the 911 configurators added quite recently by the brand, make it easy to even filter colors to your preferences, especially if you’re feeling more flat or a little more sparkly and metallic. So today, I’m going to walk you through all of the standard colors Porsche offers. And then you can waste a few more hours configuring your own.

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17. Black

17. Black

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Black.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Black.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

If you’re going to go through all that time and effort to buy a Porsche, why would you want it to come in black? What’s the point? Why don’t you want to see the curves of the bodywork? What’s wrong with you?

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16. White

16. White

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in White,
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in White,
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

White. It’s fine. It’s just extremely boring, and I would really only appreciate this color if I got to admire the gunge splattering the front bumper after a long track day.

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15. Jet Black Metallic

15. Jet Black Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Jet Black Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Jet Black Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Jet Black Metallic is redeemed solely for having a little bit of dimension thanks to the sparkly paint. But I would still never bother buying a Porsche if this is what I was going to paint it.

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14. GT Silver Metallic

14. GT Silver Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in GT Silver Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in GT Silver Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

I feel like I’ve seen this color on so many race cars and also SUVs in my life that I both love it and hate it. I just keep waiting for it to do something fun.

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13. Agate Grey Metallic

13. Agate Grey Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Agate Grey Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Agate Grey Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

The touch of green underlying Porsche’s Agate Grey Metallic shade is top notch, as far as grays go. Would I want to paint my sports car this color? No, I would not.

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12. Arctic Grey

12. Arctic Grey

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Arctic Grey.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Arctic Grey.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Am I wrong for enjoying the slate-blue undertones of Arctic Grey? It’s still “meh” enough that I don’t know if I’d want my Porsche in this color, but if I was going to buy a boring gray SUV and still wanted a little bit of oomph, I’d go with this color.

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11. Carrara White Metallic

11. Carrara White Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Carrara White Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Carrara White Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Okay, so I don’t like plain white, but metallic white? Sign me up.

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10. Ice Grey Metallic

10. Ice Grey Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Ice Grey Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Ice Grey Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Just a touch darker than the aforementioned white metallic shade, Ice Grey retains all the things I love about Carrara White but with a little more sporty-car depth.

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9. Aventurine Green Metallic

9. Aventurine Green Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Aventurine Green Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Aventurine Green Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

I can’t tell if I like Aventurine Green Metallic or if I think it kind of looks like baby poop. I think I am holding both contradictory ideas in my mind at once.

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8. Ruby Star Neo

8. Ruby Star Neo

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Ruby Star Neo.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Ruby Star Neo.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

While I am normally a massive fan of pink and purple cars, this color... well, it just doesn’t do it for me the way I wish it would. It’s like Ruby Star Neo couldn’t decide whether it wanted to be pink or purple and just settled for something kind of ugly in between.

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7. Crayon

7. Crayon

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Crayon.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Crayon.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

The first time I saw the color called Crayon, I undoubtedly turned up my nose. And then I looked at it again, and I was like, “Well, I guess it’s not bad.” And then I kept thinking about it, and I realized that I actually kind of liked it. I wish I could explain the psychology as to why — I’m normally not a fan of blasé gray — but it somehow works well enough on a Porsche to feel like it’s actually sticking out from the crowd.

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6. Gentian Blue Metallic

6. Gentian Blue Metallic

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Gentian Blue Metallic.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Gentian Blue Metallic.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

I always underestimate a nice blue shade on a car, and Gentian Blue Metallic is exactly one of those shades. I love the depth that the metallic shine offers; it’s a nice, subtle pop of color without being too overt.

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5. Carmine Red

5. Carmine Red

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Carmine Red.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Carmine Red.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Another color that doesn’t really seem to know what it wants to be, Carmine Red, has too many cool undertones for my personal taste. I want my reds to be vibrant. I want ‘em to pop. Somehow, this color feels nondescript — but it’s still pretty. I might change my mind about it if I saw it on a warm summer’s day.

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4. Shark Blue

4. Shark Blue

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Shark Blue.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Shark Blue.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Like I mentioned before, blue is one of those colors I consistently underestimate on cars, and Shark Blue is right up there on that list. It feels like the color of a crayon in a way that is both nostalgic and classy, and I am a very big fan.

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3. Guards Red

3. Guards Red

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Guards Red.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Guards Red.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

You may not like to hear it, but this is what peak red performance looks like.

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2. Racing Yellow

2. Racing Yellow

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Racing Yellow.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Racing Yellow.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

Racing Yellow is a natural color choice when you’re outfitting your Porsche 911, and there’s a reason for that. If you’re going to be cruising around in a performance machine, why wouldn’t you want it to stand out?

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1. Python Green

1. Python Green

The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Python Green.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera in Python Green.
Screenshot: Porsche configurator

The world needs more green cars, and Porsche’s Python Green shade is just gorgeous. It’s bright and in-your-face, but it’s also not as eye-searing as you’d get with Racing Yellow. In other words: It’s perfect, and I won’t hear any arguments to the contrary.

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