1950 Buick Colors

1950 Buick Colors

Buyers of a new 50 Buick had the choice between several exterior paint combinations. Even two-tone paint was available for a few models. In this case, body and roof was painted in different 1950 Buick Colors. If you want to find out how your 50 Buick was originally painted, take a look at the body tag and compare the number with the ones on this page.

If you have an early model of the 40 Series (Special Series), you have to keep in mind that Buick changed to 1950 Buick Colors during production. In a product service bulletin Buick wrote to ist dealerships: ” It has been brought to our attention that some confusion exists when ordering paint for 1950 models by color combination number rather than by the Duco paint number. This confusion is caused by the fact that the original 1950 Series 40 models were assigned 1949 combination numbers. When the entire 1950 line was introduced, the color combination list was revised, with the result that first and after job Series 40 cars may have the same paint combination number with entirely different colors. Future trouble can be avoided by checking Series 40 serial numbers before placing orders for paint. ”

Thats why we at Hometown Buick have decided to split the 1950 Buick Color overview. One for early models of the Special Series (top of page) and the later 1950 Buick Colors for all models. Some of the exterior colors were reserved for a specific model – you find this information next to the paint color sample and also on the table at the bottom.

A few 1950 Buick Paint Colors / Combinations were discontinued during the production year. Here is what Buick published:

Approximately January 10, 1950 Color Combination #06, Allendale Green, will be cancelled and replaced by Combination #14, Geneva Green. The new green is somewhat darker than Allendale Green and has slightly greater metallic content. Dante Red wheels was optional, and will be specified by the numeral “1” immediately following the color combination number. Effective approximately September 1, the following 1950 color combinations will be discontinued 05, 17, 21. Color combination #24, Cloudmist Grey, Duco #260-55689, will supersede combination #05. Cloudmist Grey is a metallic color approximately the same shade as Sunmist Grey without the tan cast. Color combination #25, Kashmir Green, Duco #260-55688, will supersede combination #17. Kashmir Green is a metallic color somewhat lighter than Geneva Green and has a yellow cast. Both of the above new color combinations will carry the option of Dante Red wheel color. There will be no superseding two-tone green color combination. A revision has been made in the paint formula for Cumberland Grey; requiring a change in the paint combination code to allow identification for service reasons. Old Code: 02 – new Code: 15; old Code: 13 – new Code: 16

The following overview reflects the 1950 Buick Color Combinations at the beginning of the year. The new 1950 Buick Colors were added. Not all changes were adopted to this overview.

1950 Buick Series 40 First Jobs Color Combinations

Color(s) #1

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Body Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Color(s) #3

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Body Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Color(s) #4

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Color(s) #8

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cumulus Grey
Duco #246-55066

Body Color:
Cumulus Grey
Duco #246-55066

Color(s) #9

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Regency Blue
Duco #202-39286

Body Color:
Regency Blue
Duco #202-39286

Color(s) #10

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Allendale Green
Duco #202-36721

Body Color:
Allendale Green
Duco #202-36721

Color(s) #12

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Royal Maroon
Duco #202-55104-M

Body Color:
Royal Maroon
Duco #202-55104-M

Color(s) #13

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cirrus Green
Duco #202-55346

Body Color:
Cirrus Green
Duco #202-55346

Color(s) #15

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Calvert Blue
Duco #202-36313

Body Color:
Calvert Blue
Duco #202-36313

Color(s) #16

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Mariner Blue
Duco #202-55457

Body Color:
Mariner Blue
Duco #202-55457

Color(s) #17

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Nickel Grey
Duco #202-39111

Body Color:
Nickel Grey
Duco #202-39111

1950 Buick Series 40 First Jobs Color Combination Chart

Color NameColor CodeStandard Wheel ColorStandard Stripping ColorOptional Wheel ColorOptional Stripping ColorStandard on ModelsOptional on ModelsDuco #
Carlsbad Black1Carlsbad BlackFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-2313
Sunmist Gray3Sunmist GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall260-55245
Verde Green4Verde GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-51252
Cumulus Grey8Cumulus GreyFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-55066
Regency Grey9Regency GreyFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-39286
Allandale Green10Allandale GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-36721
Royal Maroon12Royal MaroonSilverallall202-55104-M
Cirrus Green13Cirrus GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55346
Calvert Blue15Calvert BlueFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-36313
Mariner Blue16Mariner BlueFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55457
Nickel Grey17Nickel GreyFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-39111

1950 Buick Color Combinations

Color(s) #1

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Body Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Color(s) #2

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Body Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Color(s) #3

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Color(s) #4

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Color(s) #5

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Body Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Color(s) #6

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Allendale Green
Duco #202-36721

Body Color:
Allendale Green
Duco #202-36721

Color(s) #7

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Royal Maroon
Duco #202-55104-M

Body Color:
Royal Maroon
Duco #202-55104-M

Color(s) #8

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cirrus Green
Duco #202-55346

Body Color:
Cirrus Green
Duco #202-55346

Color(s) #9

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Old Ivory
Duco #246-50145

Body Color:
Old Ivory
Duco #246-50145

Color(s) #10

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Olympic Blue
Duco #202-55523

Body Color:
Olympic Blue
Duco #202-55523

Color(s) #11

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Body Color:
Cirrus Green
Duco #202-55346

Color(s) #12

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Olympic Blue
Duco #202-55523

Color(s) #13

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Body Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Color(s) #14

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Geneva Green
Duco #202-55565

Body Color:
Geneva Green
Duco #202-55565

Color(s) #15

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Body Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Color(s) #16

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sunmist Grey
Duco #260-55245

Body Color:
Cumberland Grey
Duco #202-55522

Color(s) #17

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Niagara Green
Duco #246-55586

Body Color:
Niagara Green
Duco #246-55586

Color(s) #18

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Calvin Grey
Duco #246-55589

Body Color:
Calvin Grey
Duco #246-55589

Color(s) #19

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Body Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Color(s) #20

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Meredith Green
Duco #246-55580

Body Color:
Meredith Green
Duco #246-55580

Color(s) #21

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #246-51252

Body Color:
Niagara Green
Duco #246-55586

Color(s) #22

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Body Color:
Calvin Grey
Duco #246-55589

Color(s) #23

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Color(s) #24

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Cloudmist Grey
Duco #286-55689

Body Color:
Cloudmist Grey
Duco #286-55689

Color(s) #25

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Kashmir Green
Duco #286-55688

Body Color:
Kashmir Green
Duco #286-55688

1950 Buick Color Combination Chart

Color NameColor CodeStandard Wheel ColorStandard Stripping ColorOptional Wheel ColorOptional Stripping ColorStandard on ModelsOptional on ModelsDuco #
Carlsbad Black1Carlsbad BlackFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-2313
Cumberland Gray2,15Cumberland GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55522
Verde Green3Verde GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-51252
Imperial Blue4Imperial BlueFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55514
Sunmist Gray5Sunmist GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall260-55245
Allendale Green6Allendale GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-36721
Royal Maroon7Royal MaroonSilverallall202-55104-M
Cirrus Green8Cirrus GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55346
Old Ivory9Old IvoryBlackDante RedFrench Whiteall56C246-50145
Olympic Blue10Olympic BlueFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55523
Verde Green/Cirrus Green11Cirrus GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall
Imperial Blue/Olympic Blue12Olympic BlueFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall
Sunmist Gray/Cumberland Gray13,16Cumberland GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall
Geneva Green14Geneva GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall202-55565
Niagara Green17Niagara GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-55586
Calvin Gray18Calvin GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-55589
Barton Gray19Barton GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteall56C246-55587
Meredith Green20Meredith GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall246-55580
Verde Green/Niagara Green21Niagara GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall
Carlsbad Black/Calvin Gray22Calvin GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall
Imperial Blue/Barton Gray23Barton GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench White75R-76R56R
Cloudmist Gray24Cloudmist GrayFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall286-55689
Kashmir Green25Kashmir GreenFrench WhiteDante RedFrench Whiteallall286-55688

Note for Two-Tone Color Combinations: The first color identifies the upper body color and the second color identifies the lower body color.