RAL COLOURS – THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE FOR COLOUR

Colours determine our lives – consciously and subconsciously. They give us direction, influence our emotions, act as a means of communication, underline individuality and give us our identity. RAL colours have existed in all areas of our lives for decades and they set the colour standards for clear global communication of colour in architecture, design, skilled trades and industry. Enter into the three RAL colour ranges with over 2,500 clearly specified shades for professional colour design. Find out on our website about our colour collections, our analogue and digital products as well as the latest trends from the world of RAL colours. Let yourself be inspired!

News

PRODUCT NEWS – The RAL K6 Box
With the RAL K6 Box you have completely new design options. The box contains all 216 RAL CLASSIC colours as individual sheets in DIN A6 format - for maximum flexibility. Until 31.12.2022 you receive the popular colour fan RAL K7 free of charge when you buy a RAL K6 Box!
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15.09.2022
German Standards – RAL COLOURS awarded „Brand of the Century”
A very special award for RAL COLOURS, with which RAL COLOURS has been accepted into the exclusive circle of German premium brands.
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25.03.2022
The new and interactive product overview – now online!
What is special about an interactive product brochure: on page 48, for example, you will find the current ad of the RAL COLOUR-DNA.
Clicking on the hint button you will receive all information on the subject.
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03.01.2022
RAL D4 Single sheet set
The RAL D4 Single sheet set is a high-quality tool with all 1,825 RAL DESIGN SYSTEM plus colours as a full-surface A4 colour sample - for maximum design freedom.
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08.12.2021
Save the Date: RAL COLOR FEELING 2023+
Register now for the presentation of the new trend report! The introduction will take place on October 14, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Get to know all 15 trend colours titled SHARE + APPLY and their background information.
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RAL COLOURS are naturally also available in moving images. Here we show you our best of videos from the RAL WORLD OF COLOUR. Watch the videos about products, new developments or exciting interviews. Enjoy watching them.

Making the world more colourful and safer with colour standards

The journey of RAL colours began in 1927 – the first 40 most popular shades from industry and public applications were authoritatively defined on a colour card and given specific RAL numbers. Since then, the RAL CLASSIC colour collection has grown to 216 proven, timeless shades from the entire colour spectrum. Colour standards specifically for finely adjusted creative applications have been available since 1993 in the RAL DESIGN SYSTEM plus with 1,825 shades, building on the CIELab colour space. RAL EFFECT followed in 2007. This is a colour range for innovative industrial and product design with 490 shades including striking metallic colours. The binding RAL colour standards have since been facilitating communication between architecture, design, skilled trades and industry for almost 100 years. They give confidence where clear colour communication is required – and support your creativity and your inventiveness to achieve modern, high-quality colour design.

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Professional advice on RAL colours

Do you have questions about our RAL colour ranges, about the colourful world of RAL colours? We have already compiled lots of detailed information for you on general issues and our colour collections in our FAQ. Furthermore, please contact us for professional advice about all our products. You can also find more information in our product overviews, videos, press releases or the Newsletter and use them to keep up to date. We look forward to your visit to our RAL world of colour!


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Current trend colours

RAL 030 60 10

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Storm red

RAL 030 60 10 is a hue from the red range (30°), with balanced lightness (60) and low chroma (10). Storm red is highly versatile with its ability to blend in with many different colour palettes. It is suitable to balance strong contrasts, which makes it the perfect addition to modular design concepts. The softness expressed by this natural greyed off red is a statement of consciousness and nonchalant elegance.

RAL 320 80 05

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Light violet

RAL 320 80 05 is a hue from the purple range (320°), with high lightness (80) and very low chroma (05). Light violet feels relaxed, sensual and tender, especially in matt or transparent finishes. This subtle hue can adapt to different moods. Light violet is a soft wall colour that offers an alternative to white. Combinations with Tulle violet (RAL 290 40 45) or Agate brown (RAL 040 50 20) make it look more robust and clear.

RAL 290 40 45

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Violet blue

RAL 290 40 45 is a hue from the purple-blue range (290°), with balanced lightness (40) and high chroma (45). A perfect blend between intensity and sophistication, this nuance works as an accent or bold base colour. Violet blue looks mesmerising on any surface. Consider playing with transparency. Due to its digital appearance, it adds vibrancy and instant depth to a more natural colour palette.

RAL 280 70 10

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Tulle violet

RAL 280 70 10 is a hue from the blue range (280°), with relatively high lightness (70) and low chroma (10). Tulle violet appears clean, functional and inspires focus which makes it particularly suitable for various workspaces. Pair it with Agate brown (RAL 040 50 20) or Storm red (RAL 030 60 10) for a warmer and softer look. This atmospheric light blue also combines well with many whites, sandy nuances and dark blues.

RAL 280 30 15

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Anthracite blue

RAL 280 30 15 is a hue from the blue range (280°), with rather low lightness (30) and relatively low chroma (15). Anthracite blue conveys both concentration and creativity. Contrary to common belief, it recedes as a wall colour, making a room look larger. Add contrast and a dose of additional energy with Mandarin orange (RAL 040 60 05). Anthracite blue looks best accompanied by wooden materials or shades from the orange and brown spectrum in exterior and interior design.

RAL 160 80 05

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Fog green

RAL 160 80 05 is a hue from the green range (160°), with relatively high lightness (80) and low chroma (05). Fog green creates a fresh and pure look across categories. This subtle grey-green is a prime example of the growing importance of chromatic neutrals. For a contemporary look, use it instead of classic grey to balance warm earth tones like Agate brown (RAL 040 50 20) or bright accents like Mandarin orange (RAL 040 60 50).

RAL 130 50 10

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Dubuffet green

RAL 130 50 10 is a hue from the green range (130°), with balanced lightness (50) and low chroma (10). Dubuffet green proves that pared-back greens can bring a natural feel and elegance to architecture and product design. This nuance is a surface design allrounder. It works as an accent or base colour in any finish, from ultra matt via velvety shimmering to highly polished.

RAL 110 90 05

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Cotton white

RAL 110 90 05 is a hue from the greenish-yellow range (110°), with very high lightness (90) and very low chroma (05). As a flexible base colour, Cotton white adds elegant simplicity to any design concept. Its minimalistic yet natural appearance makes it a good choice for geometric and organic designs with rough or smooth textures alike.

RAL 100 60 30

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Cardamom green

RAL 100 60 30 is a hue from the yellowish-green range (100°), with balanced lightness (60) and balanced chroma (30). Rich and warm, Cardamom green reminds us of natural abundance. Combined with organic, tactile textures like coarse bricks and raw linen Cardamom green is particularly appealing. Try a triad with Fog green (160 80 05) and Dubuffet green (130 50 10) for a dynamic, contemporary mix.

RAL 095 80 50

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Williams pear yellow

RAL 095 80 50 is a hue from the yellow range (95°), with relatively high lightness (80) and high chroma (50). Use Williams pear yellow in moderation. As a decisive colour pop, it creates an excellent focal point. Combined with classic materials such as concrete, steel or wood, Williams pear yellow feels fresh. Pair it with grounded colours such as Agate brown (RAL 040 50 20) or Storm red (RAL 030 60 10) to add an element of surprise to natural colour palettes.

RAL 090 85 05

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Pepper white

RAL 090 85 05 is a hue from the yellow range (90°), with relatively high lightness (85) and very low chroma (05). Pepper white feels natural and is reminiscent of unbleached textiles and chalky plaster. This nuance is a subtle base colour for interior and product design suitable for most lighting conditions. Its calming effect makes it a balancing partner for bold colours like Mandarin orange (RAL 040 60 50) and harmonious sandy shades such as Ginger grey yellow (RAL 070 70 10).

RAL 070 70 10

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Ginger grey yellow

RAL 070 70 10 is a hue from the yellow-orange range (70°), with relatively high lightness (70) and low chroma (10). This down-to-earth beige tone feels natural, timeless and calming. Creating a soothing warmth Ginger grey yellow enhances organic shapes particularly well. This nuance lends itself to matt finishes and tactile textures. Pair it with Violet blue (RAL 290 40 45), Agate brown (RAL 040 50 20) and Anthracite blue (RAL 280 30 15) for a balanced colour scheme that works from interior to fashion design.

RAL 050 85 10

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Pure beige

RAL 050 85 10 is a hue from the red range (50°), with high lightness (85) and low chroma (10). The serene qualities of Pure beige make a perfect background for lively colour combinations like Williams pear yellow (RAL 095 80 50) with Anthracite blue (RAL 280 3015). Pure beige creates a harmonious, warm atmosphere for both interior and exterior spaces.

RAL 040 60 50

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Mandarin orange

RAL 040 60 50 is a hue from the red range (40°), with a balanced lightness (60) and high chroma (50). Mandarin oozes fun, movement and high energy. Due to its radiance, Mandarin orange performs well as an eye-catcher and functional element for industrial to outdoor use and in graphic design. Combining it with darker shades like Anthracite blue (RAL 280 30 15) creates a strong, clear contrast whilst Fog green (RAL 160 80 05) makes it appear playful.

RAL 040 50 20

RAL COLOUR FEELING 2022+ Agate brown

RAL 040 50 20 is a hue from the red range (40°), with balanced lightness (50) and relatively low chroma (20). While Agate brown, reminiscent of clay and earth, has a warm and stabilising effect, it can be brought to life through a dynamic design language. Nevertheless, the colour retains its natural core. In matt and tactile finishes, Agate brown unfolds its power to the fullest.

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