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RAL COLOURS News October 2020

In our latest edition we take you on a wonderful conjunction between history and modern times. The object report on the City Gate Bremen impressively shows how these apparent contrasts can be joined together in an elegant way.

RAL COLOURS summer news

Most of us are still affected by the Corona issue every day; many aspects will be our permanent companion for quite a long time with regard to our professional and private life. The cancellation of major trade fairs and personal events has made it clear to us how rapidly our world is currently changing. This also applies to the area of colour and colour design, not least because of its close link to materiality and surface design.



Our last Newsletter in 2018 should already make you curious about next year. Lots of highlights await us and we would like to give you a taste of what’s to come today.

Special newsletter RAL COLOURS

To mark the 25th anniversary of the RAL DESIGN SYSTEM, RAL COLOURS is launching a completely redefined product line onto the market. Younger, fresher and with a plus in design freedom.

Newsletter August - Saison change is colour change

After a summer of extremes, the cooler season begins again with a new natural spectacle and the definition of new trend colours.
In our latest publication we are already looking at the trend colours for the summer season 2020. There’s no telling yet: Are there trends that have come to stay or are the (colour) cards being reshuffled once again?

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter!

Newsletter July 2018 - Summer with RAL COLOURS

The current newsletter promises summer, sun and feel-good-time. The clear quality criteria of the RAL quality mark for solar energy systems (RAL Gütezeichen Solarenergieanlagen) and our RAL DESIGN SYSTEM colour atlas D4 help here. Those who are already interested in the colours of the season after next will certainly enjoy the ChromaZone Workshop, together with the Color Marketing Group.

The RAL COLOURS newsletter now in a new look

Just in time for spring the RAL COLOURS newsletter shines in new splendour! With the redesign and the newly created sections, you can now not only cover a single topic, but also see at a glance what RAL Colours have to report on everything new. Continue reading!

25 years of RAL DESIGN SYSTEM - innovation and reliability. Worldwide.

The RAL DESIGN SYSTEM is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. With its 1,625 systematically ordered, colorimetrically defined color shades, the system is considered a perfect instrument for individual color designs for anyone who deals professionally with the topics of colour and surface design.

Cooperation of RAL and markilux

RAL COLOURS enters into an exclusive five-year cooperation with the awning manufacturer markilux from Emsdetten. Starting in 2018, end customers will be able to get their awning in their desired colour our of 1,625 RAL colours.

German Design Award for RAL COLOURS

For the fourth time, RAL COLOURS has been awarded the international Design Award for its innovative product and communication design.

Book Presentation at imm cologne 2018

From January 15th to 21st, 2018, the Koelnmesse opens its doors to the world's leading furniture fair.


RAL COLOURS is new sponsor of the national state-supported study program “Deutschlandstipendium”

The Deutschlandstipendium promotes students whose career promises outstanding achievements in their studies and career.

RAL PLASTICS – Plastic meets Colour

RAL PLASTICS are the binding colour templates made of plastic from the world's leading colour standardizer RAL COLOURS.

It´s getting personal!

The self-designed sports shoe, the champagne bottle with its own label or the personalized pet bowl – personalized products have a great future potential and are becoming more and more popular. Whether as gifts or for oneself – the demand for them grows.

RAL PLASTICS | The RAL Colour Standard for Plastics

The plastic palette RAL PLASTICS offers cool petrol, juicy leaf green, strong ocher colours, intense berry colours and soft purple – 300 colours in 3 different surface structures as well as material strengths and much more.

Recognition of the Chamber of Architects North Rhine-Westphalia for RAL colour-seminars

The Chamber of Architects of North Rhine-Westphalia recognizes the colour seminars of RAL AKADEMIE as a training course in architecture and interior design.

Innovation and reliability. Worldwide. - New product brochure by RAL COLOURS

The product range of RAL COLOURS includes the colour collections RAL CLASSIC and RAL EFFECT as well as the RAL DESIGN SYSTEM and RAL PLASTICS. The field of RAL DIGITAL provides an overview of smart software solutions and RAL BOOKS provides inspiration for colour design and advanced training in the colour seminars of the RAL ACADEMY.


RAL COLOURS summer news

RAL ACADEMY – the next seminars are coming soon | RAL COLOURS on Facebook | RAL COLOURS contracts Chinese design association | Finest Interior Award 2016 – register now! | Color Essence Interior Summer 2018 – with RAL COLOURS | Distribution partner TECSA launches new website


German Design Award for trend book

German Design Award for RAL COLOUR FEELING | Influential Company in China Paint 100 Years | Award ceremony Finest Interior Award in Berlin | Old partner, new distribution partner ...

RAL Colours to launch colorimeter November 2015

RAL COLOURS to launch colorimeter RAL COLORCATCH NANO...

RAL COLOURS Newsletter May 2015

Finest Interior Award | New distribution partners | ECS fair | Application example Q-BIQ | BAU China...

RAL COLOURS Newsletter February 2015

Setta Forums | imm in Cologne | New distribution partners in Austria and Brazil | Roundboard | RAL DIGITAL 5.0 initial price only until 28.02. | ECS in Nuremberg | Surface Design Show in London | Interlakokraska in Moscow...


RAL COLOURS Newsletter December 2014

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2016+ – the new RAL trend book | RAL DIGITAL 5.0 – the RAL software is back | RAL E3 – the fan deck is available again | RAL COLOURS at the international interiors show in Cologne...

RAL COLOURS Newsletter September 2014

RAL goes Social Media | Albert-Schweitzer-School Hanover | Chroma 256 | COLOURMARKS | German Design Award 2015...

RAL COLOURS Newsletter June 2014

The RAL DESIGN wall: ahrens grabenhorst architekten | German Design Council | Reviews: Rooms Moscow & SCHULBAU Hamburg...

RAL COLOURS Newsletter April 2014

RAL COLOURS opens office in China | New distribution partner in the USA | New Marketing Partner Chromalyzer | Trade fairs in May 2014...


RAL Newsletter July 2013

Dr. Wolf D. Karl elected into the board of trustees of the German Colour Center | RAL Colours at the International Colour Congress - AIC 2013 in Newcastle | RAL published design book COLOURS FOR HOTELS...

Markus Frentrop takes over management of sales and marketing RAL COLOURS

From 1st of April, 2013, Markus Frentrop (45) will take over the national and international tasks as the Head of Sales and Marketing of the department RAL COLOURS...

RAL takes the offensive against product counterfeiters with holograms

In cooperation with the HOLOGRAM COMPANY, RAL takes the offensive to document the proof of original RAL fan decks in the future. The entire RAL colours product portfolio will be equipped with a security system...

RAL and partners awarded with 'Innovation Award Architecture and Floor'

In the course of the trade fair Domotex in mid January, RAL gGmbh as well as its partner companies Rubia Natural Colours and tretford were awarded with the 'Innovation Award Architecture and Floor'...

RAL Colours at the leading trade fairs

'Paint' Finishing & Fassade in Cologne (06.-09.03.2013) and the 'European Coatings Show' in Nuremberg (19.-21.03.2013)...


RAL celebrates chinese book premiere in Beijing

The COLOR MASTER is the first book publication of RAL in China...

FAKUMA 2012 with 44,000 accredited visitors

RAL shines with the RAL PLASTICS plastics standard...

Premiere in Print - RAL 6010

The magazine published by the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper that deals with the areas of responsibility and sustainability is grass green...

Football European Cup in Colour Fever

The winners are the ones who see red, right? The German national team's first game against red-clad Portugal seems to support this theory.


The plastics sector is longing for new colourshades. That's why RAL has just expanded the RAL PLASTICS programme introduced in 2010 with 200 RAL DESIGN colours. The 160 opaque and 40 transparent polypropylene plates open up new design opportunities for the plastics sector.

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