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August 2020
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Dear readers,

Most of us are still affected by the Corona issue every day; many aspects will be our permanent companion for quite a long time with regard to our professional and private life. The cancellation of major trade fairs and personal events has made it clear to us how rapidly our world is currently changing. This also applies to the area of colour and colour design, not least because of its close link to materiality and surface design.

The current trend report RAL COLOUR Feeling 2020+ picks up these links and gives ideas for the interaction of fundamental design principles with the colour issue.

Colour accompanies us throughout all our life. In an interview with RAL COLOURS Prof. Timo Rieke from the Institute International Trendscouting explains the significant role of colours in our everyday life.

We hope you enjoy reading our latest newsletter, but above all, we wish you and your family a relaxing and healthy summer time.


Your RAL COLOURS editorial office


Together with the IIT Institute International Trendscouting at the HAWK Hildesheim RAL has picked up again the topic of colour trend and added some basic design principles. The RAL COLOUR Feeling 2020+ shows the colour world reBirth of Culture, an authentic mix of different cultures and periods telling us a familiar, true story in a whole new way.

New DNA colour shade „Violet purple“ online

The RAL colour DNA: The individual colour shades and their precise definition. The DNA term derives from molecular science, that deals with the personified uniqueness of the genetic material. At this point, we use this term as a linguistic sign of a characteristic definition which provides each colour shade with an (almost) independent distinctiveness. Each colour shade has a number of independent characteristics and orientations distinguishing it from other colours.

The latest RAL COLOUR 320 40 40 reveals a nice combination of surprising and familiar characteristics.

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Neuer DNA-Farbton „Veilchenpurpur” online
RAL wird Vergabestelle für das Textilsiegel „Grüner Knopf”
RAL becomes the awarding body for the textile label Grüner Knopf („Green Button“)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), RAL gGmbH took over the role of the official awarding and monitoring body for the „Green Button“ with effect from May 4, 2020. In this process, the state-stipulated product and company criteria of the textile label are controlled by independent testing laboratories. Subsequently, RAL takes on the licensing management for the new state label. (German only)

RAL Farbfächer E4 wieder verfügbar
RAL colour fan E4 available again

Since a few days the popular colour fan E4 is available again in the RAL COLOURS online shop. The fan from the product line RAL EFFECT shows all 70 metallic colour shades on one page each. In the large format 5 x 13 cm it offers colour inspirations for all creative people looking for the special design highlight.

The latest colour trends – interview with Prof. Timo Rieke
The latest colour trends – interview with Prof. Timo Rieke

What impact do colours have on us as human beings? And what role does the development of colour trends play in this context? In an interview with Martin Kern (RAL Social Media expert) Prof. Timo Rieke from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim explains the basic characteristics of colour. Moreover, Prof. Rieke talks about the changing framework for the development of trend reports.

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