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HEX Color to convert

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RAL Color to convert

This is where you paste in the RAL code. You can also pick a RAL code from our color library here.

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HEX to RAL converter

How this converter operates:

HEX to RAL converterHEX Colors can be converted to HEX since we developed this technique, that is a bit reverse engineered. You see, those RAL colors already have an RGB designation, which is essentially HEX code expressed in a different format. Based on this knowledge, we developed HEX to RAL converter that you can use here at the top of this page.

First of all, we must bring it to you – HEX color notation allows us to generate as much as 16,777,216 different colors. It is clearly impossible to assign a RAL color to each one of them, since we only have a few hundreds of RAL Classic colors (main collection). Even if we throw in RAL Design (additional 1625 different colors) there is still not enough colors to have exact match for all different HEX color variations. So you cannot expect to have different RAL color for any HEX color, that would be like counting to a million on your fingers!

And yet, we can analize RGB decimals using math to pick a reasonably good RAL Alternatives for most of the HEX colors. Which means, that converting HEX to RAL is rather arbitrary process. To do so, we use mathematical algorithm specifically enhanced to take into account how human eye perceives light and color.

To achieve best results, we split your hexadecimal color code into 3 values, that could be treated as RGB vectors. This way we come up with distance in color, that could be compared against our predefined database defining these values for any RAL color ever created. This allows us to calculate closest match between your color and RAL color from any chosen palette (RAL Classic, RAL Design, etc.).

Feel free to browse our predefined collection of conversions between HEX colors and RAL colors to see and decide for yourself, on how well our converter actually works.
The result might actually surprise you!

HEX to RAL conversion chart

Over the years, our users converted thousands of colors, you can browse some of the most recent HEX to RAL conversions by clicking on the color tiles below. Or start with your own conversion by submitting the form at the top of this page.