How to Find Your Tesla Paint Code: Step by Step Video

Step 1

Select your Tesla model

Model 3
Model S
Model X
All Models

Step 2

Select your Tesla year.

Step 3

Select your Tesla paint code.

How do you find the paint color for your Tesla

Tesla’s iconic Model 3 and sporty Model S are starting to redefine what people thought an electric car was capable of. Tesla is relatively new to the automotive industry and doesn’t have a wide range of models spanning decades that other manufacturers do. For this reason, they have simplified the location of their paint codes. You can find the code on the manufacturers tag alongside other relevant information. To locate this:

Tesla Paint Code Location
  • Navigate round to the driver’s side of the vehicle
  • Open the driver’s side door
  • Look on the door jamb

In the rare instance, you can’t find the manufacturers tag on the door jamb, then give us a call. Our team is available on 971-770-2372 from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm during the week and on most Saturdays. You can also send us an email at any time of the day at

What does the Tesla paint code mean?

Tesla paint codes are four characters long and the paint code will typically start with the letter P.

Example: PPMR

Tesla Paint Code Location

The code above is a popular Model S color and represents Sunset Red Tricoat. Other examples include PBCW Catalina White and PMSS Starlight Silver Metallic.

The tag that the paint code is on will typically be white, black, or silver. It contains other information like the VIN, so you may not spot the paint code at first glance. The paint code is located on the bottom left of the tag, to the right of the VIN.

Tesla: Fun facts

Despite being relatively new to the industry, Tesla is the second oldest publicly listed manufacturer behind Ford. Most people assume Elon Musk founded the car giant, but in fact, he was an early investor. Tesla’s Model 3 has become one of the best-selling cars in America, with a target of 400,000 a year, and is redefining the electric car market.

You are more likely to get discounts on a Tesla depending on which model and color you buy. On a Model, blue colors like PPSB Blue Ocean Metallic are most likely to receive the most substantial discount. Whereas you will more likely be able to strike a bargain for a Brown Model S. Black colors like PBSB Eclipse Black are the least likely to be on a deal regardless of the model.

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