The Paint Editor is a feature that appears in all Forza games, with the exception of Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. It allows the player to color their current vehicle, whether it's the whole body, just the hood, or the side view mirrors. The player can choose from different types of paint, such as gloss, metallic, and manufacturer colors (which are the car's in-game preset colors), and so on. In Forza Motorsport 2 and Forza Motorsport 3, the Paint Editor included tinting windows, but this was changed in Forza Motorsport 4, as it was made a separate option.
- The car's body
- Non-carbon fiber or aluminum spoilers
- Non-plastic or chrome rims
- Side view mirrors
- The car's hood
- Tinting windows (included as a separate option in FM4)