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Colour Trends 2012+


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RAL Colour Feeling 2012+ has been developed by RAL in Germany and is the essential guide for designers to 2012 colour trends and beyond that will be driving future product, industrial and architectural design.



For colour trends 2010/2011 click here

Bare


Ral feeling - bare
RAL 1001 - beige

RAL 1001

RAL 250 90 05 - ice white

RAL 250 90 05

RAL 790-1 - Coal grey

RAL 790-1

RAL 200 60 05 - Shadow grey

RAL 200 60 05

RAL 9018 - Papyrus white

RAL 9018

RAL 120-2 - Stark white

RAL 120-2

RAL 9011 - Graphite black

RAL 9011

RAL 7048 - Pearl mouse grey

RAL 7048

A new approach to simplicity is being driven by an increasing concern for sustainability and clarity in a world oversaturated with information, new ideas, product offers and choices.

Retro Modern


modern
RAL 230-4 - Vivid green

RAL 230-4

RAL 640-5 - Mid-century blue

RAL 640-5

RAL 1005 - honey yellow

RAL 1005

RAL 100 70 20 - Sand brown

RAL 100 70 20

RAL 090 80 60 - Modern yellow

RAL 090 80 60

RAL 010 20 15 - Black cherry

RAL 010 20 15

RAL 090 80 10 - artisan grey

RAL 090 80 10

RAL 3013 - Tomato red

RAL 350 M

The essential and the artisanal are sought out. Tactile experiences create a more meaningful relationship between product and user. Subtle grades tones of soft grey and crisp white paired with beechwood, accentual this serene, calming aesthetic

Soft Industrial


industrial
RAL 210-M - Green spark

RAL 210-M

RAL 050 60 30 - Copper pipe

RAL 050 60 30

RAL 6027 - light green

RAL 6027

RAL 1035 - Pearl beige

RAL 1035

RAL 150 80 20 - Pale aqua

RAL 150 80 20

RAL 180 90 05

RAL 180 90 05

RAL 040 70 30 - Industrial pink

RAL 040 70 30

RAL 100 90 50 - Spring yellow

RAL 100 90 50

Just as celebrity defined the 1990s and bling defined the 2000s, controlled consumption will define the decade from 2012.

Re-Make


RAL 3028 - Pure red

RAL 3018

RAL 160 70 50 - Plasticine

RAL 160 70 50

RAL 180-1 - Scoffold grey

RAL 180-1

RAL 5012 - Light blue

RAL 5012

RAL 3026 - Luminous bright red

RAL 3026

RAL 350 70 35 - Bubblegum pink

RAL 350 70 35

RAL 780-3 - Sandpit

RAL 780-3

RAL 7026 - Granite grey

RAL 7026

The new creative economy takes hold as a generation of designers and consumers embrace a "design-it-yourself" ethos, at a time when free access to information and open-source software are increasingly becoming the norm.

The colours depicted on this chart are for guidance only. The displayed colour will depend on your monitor and browser and pearl or metallic colours cannot be shown adequately. The finished colour, therefore, may not be as shown here.



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