1956 Buick Colors

1956 Buick Colors

If you were a new car buyer in 1956, you had the choice between 20 different 1956 Buick Colors. Not all of them were available at the production start; these five colors were added throughout the year: T (Bitter Sweet), U (Apricot), W (Spruce Green), X (Nile Green) and Y (Mist Green). Do you recognized some of these colors? Yes, they were introduced in April, 1955! Means: They were so popular, that Buick re-introduced them after cancelling them!

The general paint indication was continued: Three letters indicate the three paint areas, roof, body and below the sweepspear. If you look at the body tag from your 1956 Buick, the first alphabet letter designates the upper color, the 2nd alphabet letter denotes the center color, and the 3rd alphabet letter denotes the color below molding, i.e., Combination AAA would be all Black, and ADB would be Upper – Black, Center – Electric Blue, and below moulding – Castle Grey. AAA-1 would be a solid black car with the optional red wheels.

1956 Buick Colors / Paint

Carlsbad Black

Color Code: A
Duco #253-2247

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Castle Grey

Color Code: B
Duco #286-59209

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Dover White

Color Code: C
Duco #253-58162

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Electric Blue

Color Code: D
Duco #281-59236

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Bedford Blue

Color Code: E
Duco #253-59233

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Cadet Blue

Color Code: F
Duco #281-59063

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Cambridge Blue

Color Code: G
Duco #253-59232

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Laurel Green

Color Code: H
Duco #281-59441

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Foam Green

Color Code: J
Duco #253-59234

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Glacier Green

Color Code: K
Duco #253-59524

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Claret Red

Color Code: L
Duco #281-59276

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Seminole Red

Color Code: M
Duco #253-58785

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Tahiti Coral

Color Code: N
Duco #253-58267

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Cameo Beige

Color Code: P
Duco #253-58181

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Harvest Yellow

Color Code: R
Duco #253-59435

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Bitter Sweet

Color Code: T
Duco #253-90161

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Apricot

Color Code: U
Duco #253-90160

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Spruce Green

Color Code: W
Duco #missing

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Nile Green

Color Code: X
Duco #missing

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Mist Green

Color Code: Y
Duco #missing

Available at no extra cost for all models.

1956 Buick Color Combination Chart

Color NameColor CodeDuco #
Carlsbad BlackA253-2247
Castle GreyB286-59209
Dover WhiteC253-58162
Electric BlueD281-59236
Bedford BlueE253-59233
Cadet BlueF281-59063
Cambridge BlueG253-59232
Laurel GreenH281-59441
Foam GreenJ253-59234
Glacier GreenK253-59524
Claret RedL281-59276
Seminole RedM253-58785
Tahiti CoralN253-58267
Cameo BeigeP253-58181
Harvest YellowR253-59435
Bitter SweetT253-90161
ApricotU253-90160
Spruce GreenWmissing
Nile GreenXmissing
Mist GreenYmissing