Renault Paint Codes - 60s, 70s and '80s

This page is just an intial guide to what colours the paint codes refer to. The images do not accurately represent the paint colours. That's why I'm replacing the swatches with photos of real cars. If you can help with a photo of your Renault (doesn't need to be a Renault 4) please email

I've referenced the guide at http://www.ingo-heitel.de/lackierungen.htm. Colours described in bold are either mentioned as R4 colours in that guide, or have been found to be Renault 4 colours. Colours not in bold were used on other classic Renaults, but possibly not the R4. R4-4L has given me permission to link to their gallery of teintes (colours).

100 Series - Beige/Brown

104

Bahama Yellow Metallic

109 Beige Alpaga

109

Beige Alpaga

See R4-4L

 

111 Daim

111

Daim (Or Safari)

See R4-4L

113

Beige Metallic

117

Saintonge Metal

118

Saintonge Metal

121 marron glace

121

Marron glacé Metal
(chestnut)

See R4-4L

122

Marron glacé Metal
(chestnut)

123

Bronze Metal

124

Beige Metallic

130

Craie (Rodéo)
(chalk)

134

Beige Metallic

135

Naturel (Rodéo)

138

Marron Ecorce (Rodéo)
(tree bark)

140

Beige Metallic

148

Beige

151

Beige Metallic

153

Topaze Metal

155 Sable

155

Sable
(sand)

Photo J.Fijen

156

Curry

160

Perle Metal

161 Champagne Metal

161

Champagne Metal

Photo: Jeff

159 Beige

159

Beige

Photo: Beige Belgian

170 Beige - Roffen

170

Beige

Photo: Roffen

171

Gold Metal

       

Missing R4 colours: 115, 139, 155 (sable)

200 Series

201

201

The car was built in Guarda, Portugal.

Photo: Pedro

218

218

Photo: Rui

   

300 Series - White, Yellow, Orange

030 La Poste

030

La Poste

Photo: La Poste

300

Kilimanjaro White

301

Jaune Citron (Lemon Yellow)

305 Rejane blanc

305

Rejane White

Photo: Ornella '65

308 Jaune Tournasol

308

Jaune Tournesol (Sunflower Yellow)

Photo: Ermintrude

311

Orange

318 Orange Andalou

318

Orange Andalou

See R4-4L

319

White

322

White

331-orange

331

Orange

Photo: Ed, RCCC R5TL

340

Creme

341 Yellow

341

Photo: Rutger-peer

348 Blanc Panda

348

Blanc Panda

Photo:kevinandkate

355 Artic white

355

Arctic White (GTL)

Photo: ggcton RCCC

365

Yellow

367

Agate Metal

372

Tilleul (lime tree)

See R4-4L

277 Ice white

377

Ice White

See R4-4L

383

Orange (Rodéo)

386 belgian racing yellow

386

Belgian Racing Yellow

Photo: R8s, ggcton

388

Yellow

389 Arctic white

389

Arctic White
(Savanne)

Photo: Bluebell

391 vanille

391

Vanille

See R4-4L

394 touring secours

394

Touring Secours

See R4-4L

Missing R4 colours: 310 (Jaune pamplemousse), 315, 316, 341, 376

400 Series - Blue

040

Bleu EDF

See Autos de collection

041 Gendarmerie

041

bleu gendarmerie

042 bleu

042

Bleu

See R4-4L

049-b Bleu France Telecom

049-B

Bleu France Telecom

See R4-4L

407 bleu metal

407

Bleu Metal

See R4-4L

609 Blue

409

Blue

Photo Mark ('65 R4)

410 Blue

410

Blue

Photo: Simonandjuliet

Turquoise (Safari)

411

Turquoise (Safari)

See Autos de collection

412

Ile de France

See Autos de collection

414

414

Blue Metallic '65 to '71. (After 1971 the code was reused for the light blue to the right)

Photo: renoir cigar

414 Light Blue

414

Light Blue Metallic '72 onwards

Photo Mark ('77 R4)

417 bleu versailles

417

bleu versailles

See R4-4L

418 racing blue

418

Racing Blue

Photo: R8G, ggcton

419

Blue Metallic

422 Ardoise

422

Ardoise (slate)

Photo: barnfind

Bleu Saviem

423

Bleu Saviem

Photo: Ronni

Bleu Saviem

423

Bleu Saviem

Photo J.Fijen

426

Dark Blue

430 bleu océan

430

Bleu Océan

Photo: RichardIRL

431

Blue

435

Cobalt Blue

 

439

Blue

440

Blue Grey

See R4-4L

442

Blue Metallic

446

Blue Grey

448

Bleu

451

BLEU EDF

See R4-4L

452 blue

452

Blue

Photo: My '68 R4

453 Danube

453

Danube Blue

Photo: Bluebell R4 GTL

456 Blue

456

Blue

Photo: mustang16

457

Blue Metallic

460 Bleu Fonce

460

Bleu Foncé (dark)

Photo: R17, renomad, RCCC

464 bleu touareg

464

Bleu Touareg

See R4-4L

465-Burme Bleu

465

Brume Bleu (Mist Blue)

Photo: Bertl

468 Blue ozone

468

Blue Ozone

Photo: jjad

483 bleu angers

483

Bleu Angers

See R4-4L

495 bleu

495

Bleu

See R4-4L

       

Missing R4 colours: 401, 409, 428, 438 (turquiose), 441, 443, 463 (brume), 479 (bleu Baltique), 480, 482

600 Series - Grey

602 Gris Argent Metallise

602

Gris Argent (Silver) Metallise

(Photo Mrs Renospeed's car)

616

Grey Metallic

618

Gris Templar

Photo: Foppe

620

Gris Argent Metal

626

Gris perle

See R4-4L

635

Pyramid Grey

See: Boerammetje's R3

645

Grey

647 gris oural

647

Gris Claire

See Autos de collection

650

Gris Armee

651

Gris Metal

654

Grey

666 gris bleu palombe

666

Gris bleu palombe (posh pigeon grey blue)

See R4-4L

667 grey wheels

667

Grey for wheels up to 1968 (according to R4-4L)
I think it is correct for GTL bumpers.

See R4-4L

674

Gris Elysees Metal

683

Gris Elysees Metal

684

Grey

686

Metallic Grey

   

Missing R4 colours: 610, 617, 635, 640, 677, 699

700 Series - Red

705 red

705

Red

Photo: Roaslie

708

Plum Metallic

709

Plum (Prune)

713 rouge esterel

713

Rouge Esterel
(bird)

See R4-4L

717

Dark Red

719 rouge

719 Rouge

See R4-4L

721 Bordeaux

721

Bordeaux Red

Photo Ed,RCCC, R11

See also R4-4L

727

Red

Photo: godlike

728

Red

733 Red - Renault 5 Le Car

733

Cherry Red

Photo Jochem, R5 Le Car

749

Rouge

788

Trinidad Red

789

Montijo Red

       

Missing R4 colours: 711 (daim), 722, 771

900 Series - Green

901

Green Metallic

906

Bourneu Green Metallic

907-vert jardin

907

Vert Jardin

See R4-4L

910

Vert Metallise

913 vert laitue

913

Vert laitue
(lettuce)

See R4-4L

916 Celadon

916

Céladon

Photo: mojobaby

918

Green Metallic.

See Renault 5 TX

919 green moss metallic

919

Green Moss Metallic

Source '82 GTL brochure

920

Green Metallic

921 vert amazone

921

Vert Amazone

Photo: KPR

927 green

927

Eméraude

Photo: Ian

939

Dark Green

See Autos de collection

942

Green

See Autos de collection

946

Vert (early '70s and Safari)

Photo: Realnut4

947 vert metallise

947

Vert Metallise

Photo: 1973 TL

951

Vert Clair

See R4-4L

953

Vert Metallise

961 green

961

Green

Photo: Hans

963

963

Vert Rodeo

977 Aqua Green

977

Aqua Green

Photo: R15, renomad

991 Shetland green

See R4-4L

Missing R4 colours: 938, 996

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