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How to Convert RAL to Pantone

Updated April 17, 2017

Painters, graphic artists and Web designers around the world use colour charts to create their artwork in a way such that it can be precisely and consistently printed or displayed on the Internet. Different parts of the world feature different commonly used colour charts, but most of these charts feature equivalent or similar colours. Though it can be difficult to match between colour systems by sight, there are numeric conversion charts available for you to match colours between systems such as Europe's RAL colour chart and North America's Pantone system.

Visit a RAL to Pantone conversion chart (see Resources section).

Find the RAL colour number you want to convert in the RAL column of the chart.

Note the corresponding Pantone number in the Pantone column to the right. This is the colour you need to use from the Pantone library to match your initial RAL colour.

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