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RAL Colours

RAL colours are a system developed by the German State Commission for Delivery Terms and Quality Assurance (Reichsausschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherung) as a colour matching system which is similar to the Pantone® system used in printing.

The RAL colour system is specially designed to be used for varnish and powder coating purposes and covers a wide spectrum of the colours. Some of our range can be manufactured to the colour of your choice which means you can add extra personalisation to your choice. The RAL colour system is the most popular Central European Colour Standard in use today and you will see the colours used in architecture, construction, industry, recreation and road safety.

The chart below is as close an approximation of the actual colour as we can create for a website, however this is not perfectly accurate so please only use it as a guide to the colour choice. Indeed different monitors and printers will produce slight variations in colour from this chart.

In our showroom we have a wide display of colour options as well as official RAL colour swatches and cutouts so you can see and compare the colours yourself.


Important information regarding RAL9006 and RAL9007.

Although both colours are part of the classic RAL 840-HR colour collection there is one major difference between these two colours and the other 193 RAL Classic Colours, which are all opaque block colours of different hues. These opaque colours can be produced within a very precise tolerance giving a identical appearance with each edition of the RAL colour scheme. This precision is not possible for RAL9006 and RAL9007.

Both RAL9006 and RAL9007 originate from the industrial corrosion protection program of what used to be called the "Reichsbahn", the state railway of Germany. The coating they provide was mandatory for preventing the corrosion of the steelwork used in the building of the railway. The RAL9006 and RAL9007 colours were also used extensively in the German Navy and Airforce to take advantage of these anti-corrosion properties. In fact they were never designed or intended to be used for decorative purposes.

RAL9006 is produced by using aluminum particles layered into a sandwich structure with aluminum powder. RAL9007 uses iron particles and aluminum powder in a similar structure. The Reichsbahn registered all its colours with RAL at the time of creation to enable the organisation to use the RAL9006 and RAL9007 numbers as a convenient reference number when placing the (not inconsiderable) order quantities they required.

Recent fashions in design have included metallic colours for all kinds of architectural uses and RAL9006 and RAL9007 have been appropriated for this purpose. It is important to note however that due to the orginal design of the colours and the manufacturing method as outlined above that absolutely no uniformity of finish is achievable using these RAL numbers. Unlike the other 193 colours no two pieces can be made to match seamlessly and in addition the RAL9006 and RAL9007 colours require a transparent top coating to enable usage for design purposes which further adjusts the finished look. As a result of this extra process RAL9006 and RAL9007 are often classified by our suppliers as "special" coatings at a premium price point.

Differences in both appearance and style are very common, especially when the installed products (windows, doors, roof-lights, bifolds, etc.) have been coated by different suppliers at different times. As a result of this whilst we offer the RAL9006 and RAL9007 coatings as part of the RAL colour choice we highly recommend that they are only used for corrosion protection purposes (in the unlikely event that you require a product or component which meets this need) and not for decorative purposes

 

ral 1000
RAL 1000
Green Beige

ral 1001
RAL 1001
Beige

ral 1002
RAL 1002
Sand Yellow

ral 1003
RAL 1003
Signal Yellow

ral 1004
RAL 1004
Golden Yellow

ral 1005
RAL 1005
Honey Yellow

ral 1006
RAL 1006
Maize Yellow

ral 1007
RAL 1007
Chrome Yellow

ral 1011
RAL 1011
Brown Beige

ral 1012
RAL 1012
Lemon Yellow

ral 1013
RAL 1013
Oyster White

ral 1014
RAL 1014
Ivory

ral 1015
RAL 1015
Light Ivory

ral 1016
RAL 1016
Sulphur Yellow

ral 1017
RAL 1017
Saffron Yellow

ral 1018
RAL 1018
Zinc Yellow

ral 1019
RAL 1019
Grey Yellow

ral 1020
RAL 1020
Olive Yellow

ral 1021
RAL 1021
Rape Yellow

ral 1023
RAL 1023
Traffic Yellow

ral 1024
RAL 1024
Ochre Yellow

ral 1027
RAL 1027
Curry Yellow

ral 1028
RAL 1028
Melon Yellow

ral 1032
RAL 1032
Broom Yellow

ral 1033
RAL 1033
Dahlia Yellow

ral 1034
RAL 1034
Pastel Yellow

ral 2000
RAL 2000
Yellow Orange

ral 2001
RAL 2001
Red Orange

ral 2002
RAL 2002
Vermilion

ral 2003
RAL 2003
Pastel Orange

ral 2004
RAL 2004
Pure Orange

ral 2008
RAL 2008
Light Red Orange

ral 2009
RAL 2009
Traffic Orange

ral 2010
RAL 2010
Signal Orange

ral 2011
RAL 2011
Deep Orange

ral 2012
RAL 2012
Salmon Orange

ral 3000
RAL 3000
Flame Red

ral 3001
RAL 3001
Signal Red

ral 3002
RAL 3002
Carmine Red

ral 3003
RAL 3003
Ruby red

ral 3004
RAL 3004
Purple Red

ral 3005
RAL 3005
Wine Red

ral 3007
RAL 3007
Black Red

ral 3009
RAL 3009
Oxide Red

ral 3011
RAL 3011
Brown Red

ral 3012
RAL 3012
Beige Red

ral 3013
RAL 3013
Tomato Red

ral 3014
RAL 3014
Antique Pink

ral 3015
RAL 3015
Light Pink

ral 3016
RAL 3016
Coral Red

ral 3017
RAL 3017
Rose

ral 3018
RAL 3018
Strawberry Red

ral 3020
RAL 3020
Traffic Red

ral 3022
RAL 3022
Salmon Pink

ral 3027
RAL 3027
Raspberry Red

ral 3031
RAL 3031
Orient Red

ral 4001
RAL 4001
Red Lilac

ral 4002
RAL 4002
Red Violet

ral 4003
RAL 4003
Heather Violet

ral 4004
RAL 4004
Claret Violet

ral 4005
RAL 4005
Blue Lilac

ral 4006
RAL 4006
Traffic Blue

ral 4007
RAL 4007
Purple Violet

ral 4008
RAL 4008
Signal Violet

ral 4009
RAL 4009
Pastel Violet

ral 5000
RAL 5000
Violet Blue

ral 5001
RAL 5001
Green Blue

ral 5002
RAL 5002
Ultramarine Blue

ral 5003
RAL 5003
Sapphire Blue

ral 5004
RAL 5004
Black Blue

ral 5005
RAL 5005
Signal Blue

ral 5007
RAL 5007
Brilliant Blue

ral 5008
RAL 5008
Grey Blue

ral 5009
RAL 5009
Azure Blue

ral 5010
RAL 5010
Gentian Blue

ral 5011
RAL 5011
Steel Blue

ral 5012
RAL 5012
Light Blue

ral 5013
RAL 5013
Cobalt Blue

ral 5014
RAL 5014
Pigeon Blue

ral 5015
RAL 5015
Sky Blue

ral 5017
RAL 5017
Traffic Blue

ral 5018
RAL 5018
Turquoise Blue

ral 5019
RAL 5019
Capri Blue

ral 5020
RAL 5020
Ocean Blue

ral 5021
RAL 5021
Water Blue

ral 5022
RAL 5022
Night Blue

ral 5023
RAL 5023
Distant Blue

ral 5024
RAL 5024
Pastel Blue

ral 6000
RAL 6000
Patina Green

ral 6001
RAL 6001
Emerald Green

ral 6002
RAL 6002
Leaf Green

ral 6003
RAL 6003
Olive Green

ral 6004
RAL 6004
Blue Green

ral 6005
RAL 6005
Grey Green

ral 6006
RAL 6006
Grey Olive

ral 6007
RAL 6007
Bottle Green

ral 6008
RAL 6008
Brown Green

ral 6009
RAL 6009
Fir Green

ral 6010
RAL 6010
Grass Green

ral 6011
RAL 6011
Reseda Green

ral 6012
RAL 6012
Black Green

ral 6013
RAL 6013
Reed Green

ral 6014
RAL 6014
Yellow Olive

ral 6015
RAL 6015
Black Olive

ral 6016
RAL 6016
Turquoise Green

ral 6017
RAL 6017
May Green

ral 6018
RAL 6018
Yellow Green

ral 6019
RAL 6019
Patel Green

ral 6020
RAL 6020
Chrome Green

ral 6021
RAL 6021
Pale Green

ral 6022
RAL 6022
Olive Drab

ral 6024
RAL 6024
Traffic Green

ral 6025
RAL 6025
Fern Green

ral 6026
RAL 6026
Opal Green

ral 6027
RAL 6027
Light Green

ral 6028
RAL 6028
Pine Green

ral 6029
RAL 6029
Mint Green

ral 6032
RAL 6032
Signal Green

ral 6033
RAL 6033
Mint Turquoise

ral 6034
RAL 6034
Pastel Turquoise

ral 7000
RAL 7000
Squirrel Grey

ral 7001
RAL 7001
Silver Grey

ral 7002
RAL 7002
Olive Grey

ral 7003
RAL 7003
Moss Grey

ral 7004
RAL 7004
Signal Grey

ral 7005
RAL 7005
Mouse Grey

ral 7006
RAL 7006
Beige Grey

ral 7008
RAL 7008
Khaki Grey

ral 7009
RAL 7009
Green Grey

ral 7010
RAL 7010
Tarpaulin Grey

ral 7011
RAL 7011
Iron Grey

ral 7012
RAL 7012
Basalt Grey

ral 7013
RAL 7013
Brown Grey

ral 7015
RAL 7015
Slate Gray

ral 7016
RAL 7016
Anthracite Grey

ral 7021
RAL 7021
Black Grey

ral 7022
RAL 7022
Umbra Grey

ral 7023
RAL 7023
Concrete Grey

ral 7024
RAL 7024
Graphite Grey

ral 7026
RAL 7026
Granite Grey

ral 7030
RAL 7030
Stone Grey

ral 7031
RAL 7031
Blue Grey

ral 7032
RAL 7032
Pebble Grey

ral 7033
RAL 7033
Cement Grey

ral 7034
RAL 7034
Yellow Grey

ral 7035
RAL 7035
Light Grey

ral 7036
RAL 7036
Platinum Grey

ral 7037
RAL 7037
Dust Grey

ral 7038
RAL 7038
Agate Grey

ral 7039
RAL 7039
Quartz Grey

ral 7040
RAL 7040
Window Grey

ral 7042
RAL 7042
Traffic Grey A

ral 7043
RAL 7043
Traffic Grey B

ral 7044
RAL 7044
Silk Grey

ral 7045
RAL 7045
TeleGrey 1

ral 7046
RAL 7046
TeleGrey 2

ral 7047
RAL 7047
TeleGrey 4

ral 8000
RAL 8000
Green Brown

ral 8001
RAL 8001
Ochre Brown

ral 8002
RAL 8002
Signal Brown

ral 8003
RAL 8003
Clay Brown

ral 8004
RAL 8004
Copper Brown

ral 8007
RAL 8007
Fawn Brown

ral 8008
RAL 8008
Olive Brown

ral 8011
RAL 8011
Nut Brown

ral 8012
RAL 8012
Red Brown

ral 8014
RAL 8014
Sepia Brown

ral 8015
RAL 8015
Chestnut Brown

ral 8016
RAL 8016
Mahogany Brown

ral 8017
RAL 8017
Chocolate Brown

ral 8019
RAL 8019
Grey Brown

ral 8022
RAL 8022
Black Brown

ral 8023
RAL 8023
Orange Brown

ral 8024
RAL 8024
Beige Brown

ral 8022
RAL 8025
Pale Brown

ral 8028
RAL 8028
Terra Brown

ral 9001
RAL 9001
Cream

ral 9002
RAL 9002
Grey White

ral 9003
RAL 9003
Signal White

ral 9004
RAL 9004
Signal Black

ral 9005
RAL 9005
Jet Black

ral 9006
RAL 9006
White Aluminium

ral 9007
RAL 9007
Grey Aluminium

ral 9010
RAL 9010
Pure White

ral 9011
RAL 9011
Graphite Black

ral 9016
RAL 9016
Traffic White

ral 9017
RAL 9017
Traffic Black

ral 9018
RAL 9018
Papyrus White