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SBM Color Dictionary

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Now NEW with color names in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Swedish. This app serves as a dictionary of color names and their representations in the RAL color system.

In 1927 the German 'Reichsausschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherung' (State Commission for Delivery Terms and Quality Assurance) invented a collection of 40 colors under the name of "RAL 840". Prior to that date manufacturers and customers had to exchange samples to describe a tint, whereas from then on they would rely on numbers.

The RAL colors in this app have been matched as closely as possible. This chart therefore cannot serve as a standard for RAL Color Productions. The color depends on your screen and printer. Use official RAL Color Publications for most accurate color.

The first digit relates to the shade of the color:

RAL 1xxx (Yellow)
RAL 2xxx Orange)
RAL 3xxx (Red)
RAL 4xxx (Violet)
RAL 5xxx (Blue)
RAL 6xxx (Green)
RAL 7xxx (Grey)
RAL 8xxx (Brown)
RAL 9xxx (White/Black)

All product and service names mentioned may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner(s). Data contained in this app serves informational purposes only and does not constitute any infringement oft he copyrights and/or trademarks resp. registered trademarks of the respective owner(s).