Der RAL K7 Farbfächer liegt aufgefächert auf einem hellen Stück Holz, welches auf einem dunkelblauen Untergrund liegt. Darüber liegt ein mit verschiedenen Garnen umwickelter Stock. Daneben liegen Fotos in Naturtönen. | RAL FARBEN

The RAL K7 colour fan lies fanned out on a light piece of wood, which lies on a dark blue background. Above it lies a stick wrapped with various yarns. Next to it are photos in natural tones. | RAL COLOURS
RAL K7 Colour fan



The solid colours as well as the most important metallic, safety and signal colours provide a wide range of application-related design options. Manufacturers from all over the world code their products according to the RAL CLASSIC colour spectrum. The RAL K7 CLASSIC colour fan is therefore an important tool for a common colour language for a wide range of production and application stages. For international use, each colour shade is provided with a code and English colour name on the front. Four additional language options (DE, FR, ES, CN) are offered as separate pages in the fan. These and other language variants are also available for download.


By switching to water based lacquer, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be reduced. With a production run of 250,000 K7s, approx. 6 tonnes or approx. 90% of VOC emissions can be saved compared to conventional nitrocellulose lacquer production. This corresponds to a C02 equivalent of around 36 tonnes or around 50 flights by one person from Berlin to Mallorca and back. Switching to a water based product is therefore a significant step towards environmental compatibility. The low-solvent, water based colours are also more UV-resistant than nitrocellulose lacquer, which increases protection against yellowing. All RAL colour samples are manufactured in Germany in accordance with test and quality standards.

How the RAL K7 colour fan is produced

We used the production of the first high gloss water based colour fan – the RAL K7 – as an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of RAL colour fan production.

For example, did you know that the colours on the RAL colour fans are not printed, but applied using a lacquering process? And would you have thought that so many work steps are carried out by hand?

Like with all RAL products, precision and quality are the top priorities in the production of the water based RAL K7 colour fan. Watch the video to gain an insight into how this is ensured.

Practical and flexible: RAL K7 CLASSIC colour fan

The RAL K7 supports you in your daily work. Its flexible use and practical handling make it a substantial tool for design, architecture, industry or processing. Regardless of whether you use the colour fan in the office to define colour tones or take it with you to the construction site for quick colour matching. For you and your customers, the K7 is a tool for quick orientation and a reliable decision-making aid for high-quality solutions.

Develop colour harmonies; set targeted contrasts

Through the interplay of intense and subdued colours, the colour fan supports your decision in the development of colour harmonies and nuanced contrasts. The comprehensive RAL CLASSIC grey collection relevant to design can be quickly grasped in the K7 overview.

The handy RAL K7 CLASSIC fan can be used perfectly as a reference for individual product coatings as well as for shopfitting design, for example - it is not only small and practical, but can also be branded and thus individualised!

Julia Greven, Brand and Trend Consultant Philla BrandXitement, Cologne

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Learn more about the RAL K7 CLASSIC colour fan and its many areas of application – we are happy to advise you! Please call +49 228 688 95-120 or use our contact form.