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Pantone to RAL / RAL to Pantone conversions

Q. Could you please provide the Pantone codes that correspond to the following RAL codes:

RAL 5020 "Ozeanblau" ("ocean blue")

RAL 5001 "Grunblau" ("green blue")

RAL 5009 "Azurblau" ("azure blue")

Thank you,

David Fletcher
- Los Angeles, California

A. David,

All the years I have been working with colors I have never found an exact correlation between these two color systems. The best way is to sit down with a RAL and a Pantone color chart and look for similar colors. If you have a spectrophotometer test the colors on it.

Good luck,

Drew Devlin
- Lincolnshire

Q. I want to know nearest RAL ref. to PMS 286c.

Simon Verrall
- England

Q. What is the RAL equivalent of Pantone 2767?

Patricia B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England

Q. What is the RAL value for Pantone 288c?

Tim Barnett
- Cambridge, UK

August 23, 2012

A. Pantone 288C = Ral 5002

ilker akca
- istanbul, turkey

Jaquar Green


Q. What is the RAL equivalent of Pantone 554, "Jaquar Green"?

Joost Custers
Modem - Overijse, Belgium


Q. I have a customer that is specifying a RAL7004 brush finish on aluminum extrusions. What is this finish? Can provide specifications for this finish?

Alex Ricardo
- Warwick, Rhode Island

Pantone Color Guide


A. RAL is a European color model, something like the Pantone (PMS) system. I've been told that it was originally developed for powder coating. 7004 is a medium grey:

I guess they want it brushed and then painted or powder coated.

Bill MacIndoe
- Lincoln, Rhode Island

Ed. note March 2014: Bill's link looks like it has been updated to


thumbs up signHi, folks. We have provided a FAQ on this topic, which we hope will be of some value to you. We apologize but we have found it impractical to post individual questions about which specific Ral, RGB, Munsell, Pantone, or CXF value corresponds to which particular number in another system; we recently received 5 such requests in under 48 hours, and there are, as I'm sure you can realize, a virtually infinite number of such conversions. With very rare exception (thank you very much Ilker Acca and Bill MacIndoe for being the exceptions!), they usually remain unanswered anyway.

Thanks for your understanding.


Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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