The story of RAL colours
Our world is colourful, colours are connected to everything that we perceive with our eyes. Nature presents us with a seasonal interplay of colour tones, and since the beginning of time we have been designing our individual living space with our colourful wishes and imaginings. Time and again we create a new colourful worlds to live in, those influence our vitality, creativity and emotions. Fashion and product designers, graphic artists and architects, design engineers and artists, painters and interior decorators they all communicate with colour. Since 1927 RAL, with its authoritative standards, has formed the interface and communications foundation for providers as well as users of colours. At that time, on assignment from State and Economy, RAL developed a colour collection for paints and colours. The intention was to give the paint- and pigment industry assistance in the streamlining of their productions and to avoid any coordination problems in the use of colours, for the purpose of standardisation of delivery conditions. Originally the table consisted of 40 colours. Over the decades always in answer to demand the palette grew to the grand number of 2325 colour tones. Through strict quality control the users are being offered the highest precision. Thus in 80 years an exemplary success story was written, today the RAL-colours are a worldwide determining standard in industry, trades and design as well as for the professional colour users.
1xxx Yellow RAL 1000 Green Beige RAL 1034 Pastel Yellow 27units
2xxx Orange RAL 2000 Yellow Orange RAL 2012 Salmon oOrange 12units
3xxx Red RAL 3000 Flame Red RAL 3031 Orient Red 22units
4xxx Violet RAL 4001 Red Lilac RAL 4010 Telemagenta 10units
5xxx Blue RAL 5000 Violet Blue RAL 5024 Pastel Blue 23units
6xxx Green RAL 6000 Patina Green RAL 6034 Pastel Turquoise 32units
7xxx Grey RAL 7000 Squirrel Grey RAL 7047 Telegrey 4 37units
8xxx Brown RAL 8000 Green Brown RAL 8028 Terra Brown 19units
9xxx White/Black RAL 9001 Cream RAL 9018 Papyrus White 12units
Since 1927, RAL has created a uniform language when it comes to colour. We have standardized, numbered and named the abundance of colours. These standards are easily understandable and applicable - worldwide.
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