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RAL Colour Codes


Can anybody suggest me from where could I get a complete list of RAL code list of paint colours.

Rajnish K [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Hi Rajnish,

The Ral colour range is German. If you type in this will tell you all you need to know about RAl colours. Alternatively if you just want a colour chart (Not exact shade) with RAL colours on it speak to a friendly paint supplier. (European Industrial paint supplier is you best bet)

Hope this helps,

Drew Devlin
- North Lincolnshire

Ed. note: we now have an
FAQ on the topic, which may prove helpful. Good luck.

July 13, 2009

Check this link if you want color definitions for RAL

Dejan Krivokapic
- Belgrade

Ed. note: That link is not a technical information page, but an offer for computer software for sale.

August 12, 2009

For a list of RAL colours, go here:

Anita Bristow
- , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

August 12, 2009

Hi, Anita. That's a start!

But I'd still like to see a list of the mathematical definitions of the colors, not just an 1/8" square "chip". I applied a digital color meter program to these "chips" and found that the "chips" are not fully correct ('pure white' and 'traffic white' read the same, 'graphite black' and 'traffic black' read as the same fully black, whereas 'jet black' reads lighter, etc.).

Thanks again.


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

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