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Paint Codes

The following colours were used by BMC Australia for locally made Morris 1100s, 1500s, Minis and Austin 1800s. Not every colour was used on every model and because of the nature of computer monitors the actual colours on this page should only be used as a guide. The numbers in brackets are the Dulux shade numbers - often referred to as colour codes.

Up to 1969 no colour codes were specified on the vehicle identification plate, just the colour name with a single digit prefix denoting paint type and a suffix corresponding to the paint manufacturer. These are shown in the table opposite.

From 1969 onwards, labels were stuck to the engine bay bulkhead with the colour name and a Berger (or Balm) Paints colour code which is completely different to the Dulux code.

Since the Duracryl label urges you to refinish with Berger Acrylic Lacquer, is it often assumed that these cars were originally finished in Lacquer at the factory, but actually the paintwork was still baked Enamel although repairs were often done with Acrylic Lacquer since it required no baking.

Two metallic colours were used, one (Comet Grey) for the metal fascia or dashboard of the Morris 1100 and the other (Silver Birch) for the wheel rims.

An example to help explain: 1/ DUSK BLUE /3
Paint type.
1
= Enamel
4 = Acrylic Enamel
   
Colour name.  (see below)
Paint Manufacturer.
1. Balm Paints
2. Lusteroid
3. Berger
4. Brolite
5. Taubmans
6. Spartan

1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
 DUSK BLUE (06644)  MARINE BLUE (08449) MARINE BLUE (08449)  INDIGO BLUE (10084)  INDIGO BLUE (10084)  INDIGO BLUE (10084)  BALTIC BLUE (10084)  SPACE BLUE (10084)
 SKY BLUE (09921)  DREAM BLUE (08444) SHADOW BLUE (05044)  JAY BLUE (10085)  JAY BLUE (10085) CADET BLUE (11703) CADET BLUE (11703)
HAZE BLUE (07185) SAPPHIRE BLUE (10245) STELLA BLUE (12134) STELLA BLUE (12134)
 RHIEMS BLUE (00435) CLASSIC GOLD (10488) for Morris 1100 engine
1964-1967
COMET GREY METALLIC (08235) for Morris 1100 dashboard
1964-1969
METALLIC GREEN (10489) for Morris 1100 S engine
1967-1969
  ICEBERG BLUE (07074) AMBER (11576) AMBER (11576)
SANDALWOOD (06544) SILVER BIRCH METALLIC (06968) Used for wheel rims 1964-1971 PORTIFINO GOLD (11579) CAMINO GOLD CAMINO GOLD
ACACIA (06433)
TARTAN RED
(06171)
 JET RED (11574)
CARNATION RED (09864) CARNATION RED (09864) BORDEAUX DAMASK RED
OLD WINE (05449) ROYAL RED (08451) BURGUNDY (08999)  SPECIAL BURGUNDY (10086) SPECIAL BURGUNDY (10086) AUBERGINE (11575) DAMSON PURPLE ROYAL PURPLE
CEDAR GREEN (06543) CEDAR GREEN (06543) NEW CEDAR GREEN (01322) LAKE GREEN (10083) SHALE GREEN (10329) SHALE GREEN (10329)
MOSS GREEN (06709) CERAMIC GREEN (08443) MALMO GREEN (10081) MALMO GREEN (10081) WILLOW GREEN (11573) WINDSOR GREEN (11573) SAVANNAH GREEN)
 PORCELAIN GREEN (06432)  PORCELAIN GREEN (06432) SEAMIST GREEN (01212) MIST GREY (10330) MIST GREEN (10330) TAMARISK GREEN
 SAND BEIGE (07187) SAND BEIGE (07187) SAND BEIGE (07187) CLAY BEIGE (10082) CLAY BEIGE (10082) SIERRA BEIGE (10875) SIERRA BEIGE (10875)
 KATOOMBA GREY (00434) EXECUTIVE GREY (08445)  EXECUTIVE GREY (08445) KELP BEIGE (10087) KELP BEIGE (10087) BRONZE BEIGE (12971)
 SLATE GREY
(06175)
STORM GREY
(06175)
ASTRO GREY (06172) LAGUNA BEIGE (08448)  CUMULUS GREY (05777)  CUMULUS GREY (05777) SUGARCANE (10874) SUGARCANE (10874) SUGARCANE (10874) SUGARCANE (10874)
 ENGLISH GREY (07947) NEUTRAL GREY (08450) NEUTRAL GREY (08450) NEUTRAL GREY (08450) NEUTRAL GREY (08450) ZIRCON WHITE (12969)
NORBURG WHITE (05269) TOGA WHITE (08452) TOGA WHITE (08452) SNOW WHITE (10080) SNOW WHITE (10080) CRYSTAL WHITE (11572) CRYSTAL WHITE (11572) CRYSTAL WHITE (11572)
Vanden Plas Princess Mk1 Vanden Plas Princess Mk2
MIDNIGHT BLUE BU.45 TRAFALGAR BLUE BU.37
DEEP GREEN GN.41 PEAT GR.30
SHERWOOD GREEN GN.26 (08490) SHERWOOD GREEN GN.34
CARLTON GREY GR.18 (08486) CARLTON GREY GR.28
STONE BG.14 (08491) SNOWBERRY WHITE WT.4 (08513)