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The RAL color system.

Common Paint Brand Colors


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The RAL Color System
The RAL color system is used in Europe and many other countries. They have books of color samples and each color has a specific number. Their web site at www.ral-farben.de is in German but this is where I ordered my color chip selector (which was expensive) so I could find the closest match to what I was using.

I have listed the RAL numbers for the paint colors I use, so that those who live outside the U.S. may be able to get the same colors of paint mixed more easily (if their paint store uses that color system).

There are two RAL color systems shown. The one on the right is much more accurate.

When you get your paint mixed, write down the numbers for both systems. There is no telling which system they use, or if they use RAL systems at all.


RAL Classic
This system is more common to find but there are fewer colors in it. These colors do not match mine as accurately.

RAL Design System
This has a lot more colors in it and I could match these more accurately. However, this system is not used as much.
Castle Gray Dark RAL# 7015 Slate grey RAL# 260 40 05
Castle Gray Medium RAL# 7046 Telegrey2 RAL# 250 60 10
Castle Gray Light RAL# 7047 Telegrey4 RAL# 260 80 05
Earth Tone Dark RAL# 8028 Terra brown RAL# 060 30 10
Earth Tone Medium RAL# 8001 Ochre brown RAL# 070 60 30
Earth Tone Light RAL# 1001 Beige RAL# 080 80 05
Water Cavern Dark RAL# 7031 Blue grey RAL# 100 40 05
Water Cavern Medium RAL# 1020 Olive yellow RAL# 085 60 30
Red Brick Dark RAL# 8019 Grey brown RAL# 360 30 05
Red Brick Medium RAL# 8012 Red brown RAL# 030 40 30
Red Brick Light RAL# 3015 Light pink RAL# 040 70 20
Dirt RAL# 1019 Grey beige RAL# 075 60 20
Sand RAL# 1002 Sand yellow RAL# 080 80 30

Common Paint Brand Colors
On this chart I have listed the paint colors and numbers from four common paint brands. Hopefully you have at least one of these companys' products where you live (in the US anyway).

I used to list the actual paint recipies but stores sometimes change brands and use a different pigment system. For this reason, I have only listed the color's name and number.

Not all of these colors are exactly the same colors as I use but I have selected closest choice possible according to the samples they had to offer.

Of course you can always ask me for an actual paint sample instead of using this chart but this way you can get your paint mixed a lot quicker.

My color Sherwin Williams Olympic Valspar Color Place (Walmart)
Castle Gray Dark
Sweeping Rock
HGSW3362
Lava Gray
D56-5
Crucible
4006-2B
Tribal Smokestone
11242
Castle Gray Medium
Demonair
HGSW3324
Quicksilver
D51-4
Evening Eclipse
4007-3C
Tennessee State
Blue 11243
Castle Gray Light
Delicate Delia
HGSW3317
Abracadabra
D51-2
Shark Loop
4007-3B
Silver Light
Slate 11245
Earth Tone Dark
Muted Mahogany
HGSW3091
Chocolate Truffle
D24-6
Cowboy Boots
2010-10
North American
Elm 10156
Earth Tone Medium
Butcher Paper
HGSW2153
Cowboy Hat
C21-5
Gleaming Tan
3002-7B
Hand Polished
Maple 10336
Earth Tone Light
Realist Beige
HGSW3087
Gray Beige
D14-2
Desert Fortress
2008-10B
Beach Party
10482
Water Cavern Dark
Battersea Bronze
HGSW3271
Submarine
D64-5
Blackened Pine
5003-2C
Austrian Alpine
Forest 10697
Water Cavern Medium
Olivine Crystal
HGSW2214
Sweet Annie
C11-4
La Fonda Olive
6006-6B
Rocky River
Reed 10545
Red Brick Dark
Dark Bronzetone
HGSW2501
Black Elegance
D43-6
Cooper Adobe
Brown 3011-9
Last Black
Rose 10157
Red Brick Medium
Burnt Auburn
HGSW3042
Reluctant Raisin
C32-5
Fruitwood
1006-7B
Sedona Stone
10096
Red Brick Light
Carlsbad Bluff
HGSW3045
Velveteen Crush
C32-3
Desert Travels
2001-10A
Aged Rio Rose
10093
Dirt
Cracked Wheat
HGSW3133
Timber Beam
C15-5
Crunch Granola
3004-9B
Wicker Picnic
Basket 10485
Sand
Doyle Gold
HGSW2146
Gold Buff
B14-3
Honeysuckle Beige
3007-6A
Golden Honey
10355

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