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HEX Color to convert
This is where you paste in the HEX code. You can also pick a HEX code from our color library here.
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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
Our HEX to RAL converter is simple, yet brilliant tool which is specifically designed to try and match the best fitting color alternative for any given hexadecimal color code.
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!
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
The following chart covers essential HEX to RAL conversion points, concerning RAL Classic colour collection, which is limited to 215 colour shades currently designated for this RAL palette.