RAL Colours

What is a RAL Colour?

The RAL colour system is a series of standardised colours that are used within the construction sector used for techniques such as powder coating. See our learning portal article for more information about powder coating.

The purpose of the RAL colour system is too uniform colour finishes across paint finishes, varnishes and plastics to standardise colours and design appearance across many aspects of a build.

IQ Glass use the RAL colours to select colour finishes for our framing sections such as the Large Sliding Glass Doors or Aluminium Casement Windows . Powder coating, which uses the RAL colour system, is a preferable frame finish over anodising due to anodisation innate maintenance and longevity issues. For more information about the downfalls of anodised finishes read out learning article.

A whole range of colours are available through the RAL colour system but in contemporary architecture greys are constantly used as the preferred powder coated colour.

RAL Colours for Glazing

What colour frame should I use?

This is a common question we hear at IQ Glass. It is a question that can be posed to your architect or designer but at IQ we see a specific pattern towards a few specific RAL colours. All of these colours can be viewed in person at our ’15 Shades of Grey’ wall at the Courtyard Showroom at Sky House.

9010 – pure white
9016 – traffic white
9006 – white aluminium
DB702 – grey
DB703 – dark grey
7037 – dusty grey
7033 – cement grey
7015 – slate grey
7016 – anthracite grey
7011 – iron grey
7021 – Black Grey
7024 – graphite grey
7026 – granite grey
9005 – jet black
Emma Greene
Technical Sales Assistant
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