General information about RAL Effect collection



RAL Effect comprises of

  • 420 solid colors
  • 70 metallic colors
  • 2 pages with gloss level sheets

Collection has been designed so that each page of solid colors can harmoniously be combined with a corresponding metallic color.

  • 100 most popular colors from the RAL Classic collection form the basis for this new collection.
  • Simple 4-digit coding system (e.g. RAL 690-1) is easy to remember. Last number is always separated with a hyphen -> codes cannot be mixed up with the RAL Classic codes.
  • Gloss level sheets help to visualize and define gloss levels. They link measured values to verbal expressions.

Measuring angle 60º

Full gloss           90 ≤  x   

High gloss        80 ≤  x  < 90

Gloss                 60 ≤  x  < 80

Semi-gloss      35 ≤  x  < 60

Semi-matt      10 ≤  x  < 35

Matt                 5 ≤  x  < 10

Full-matt          x  <   5



RAL Effect collections

RAL E2

  • Multifunctional double color fan deck with all 490 colors of the collection  
  • An easy-to-use tool especially for designers, architects, distributors and painting professionals
  • Solid colors in semi-matt and based on waterborne paint systems, metallic colors in high-gloss and based on acrylic paints.
  • Size: 21.0 x 5.0 cm.

RAL E3

  • Every page shows six solid colors and a matching metallic color
  • Contains all 490 colors of the collection
  • Solid colors in semi-matt and based on waterborne paint systems, metallic colors in high-gloss and based on acrylic paints.
  • Size: 21.0 x 5.0 cm, solid colors 5.0 x 2.0 cm, metallic colors 5.0 x 3.8 cm.

RAL E4

  • Contains 70 metallic colors
  • Full page color illustration of each metallic color
  • Size: 12.8 x 5.0 cm.