Mine's factory black, but I like it because it makes everything look even. Painting it all with Krylon Fusion wouldn't be too difficult, just a light scuff, some cleaning and spray it down. I've painting my Cougar and it came out nicely, plus it held up well in the sun. However, I took the interior out of my car (does that make it exterior?), and would do it again that way. It's too much prep for how easy it is to disassemble the dash.