Same color. Ford gives them different names occasionally, but same paint code. I remember Focus renamed all the colors at launch (pitch black, infra red, cloud 9 white, but all were the same colors)I have been curious about this for some time. It is highly unusual for a manufacturer to call the exact same paint code different names (total nightmare for the parts department as well!). And have long suspected that there will be a different clear or paint process even if over the same color coat.
This is an interesting development. A few other users and I have gone back and forth about CG and how it has changed appearance based on what was sprayed and when.
Update: FWIW, I reached out to a friend who owns a body shop and they do not have any paint codes from Ford for CG or JFG.
And paint codes have not been uploaded into the database: 2021 Bronco paint codes
And the other thread using the CG "touch up paint" where the paint code was supplied is also not coming up with anything out to the body shops. That is an internal "J" code as best as I can tell. Meaning nobody knows how to mix that paint yet outside of Ford.
Where all this goes, I don't know. Currently the best guess is that we have not seen the production version of cactus gray, but instead we've seen:
1-off hand-painted Showcase model using hand-mixed paint formulation:
And we have seen pre-production paint-booth testing spray, however this does not guarantee that the full production-grade and final paint is being seen here (ie: could be a base layer without tinted clear, but tinted clears are usually "tri-coat" and have an up-charge...)
And we have seen pre-production, Mexican-built Cactus Gray:
And also American-built pre-production pre-early-assembly Cactus Gray testing vehicle: