Color trends
RAL Colour Feeling 2025+

Care and Collaborate. This is the path taken
by the RAL Colour Feeling 2025+ colour study.

A palette of 15 colours that the German company identifies for «responding to current issues, motivating change, creating project-oriented design or building resonant relationships with the environment».

Contemporary design
and sense of responsibility

In the age of artificial intelligence generated images, design will be fair and solid and will look for reassurance in familiar shapes and stabilising colours. And yet it will not renounce daring with vibrant hues.

According to RAL, environments from 2025 will be designed to be relaxing. Space will be given to finishes that will enhance tactile sensuality. There will also be more chromatic focal points to tickle creativity.

Unusual colour combinations will wink at a positive future in which everyone is called upon to take responsibility.

5 key words
of color trends


If in 2023+ (last RAL study) the binomial Sharing and Applying was accompanied by the five words Intuitive, Playful, Transformative, Regenerative and Circular, in 2025 the concept Care and Collaboration will be declined through the keywords Resonant, Motivating, Robust, Supportive, Inclusive.

The color chart

Here are the 15 colours that RAL thinks will set trends in trade, industry and crafts.

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Crimson red

A deep and majestic shade, ideal for highlighting distinct areas. This timeless colour is suitable for a wide range of applications. In furniture, it is recommended for elements that break up and characterise.

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Fox red

A contemporary choice for those wishing to make a bold statement. Its lively optimistic energy makes it ideal for details and focal points in any design context. Even a small amount of this colour is usually enough to leave a lasting impression.

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Apricot brown

Balance between modernity and the past. With a cosy and comforting mood, this versatile colour adapts and makes different materials such as graphics, furniture, architecture and fashion dialogue.

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Peanut butter

A warm, relaxed and natural atmosphere, easily combinable with other colours. It is a versatile choice, neutral compared to terracotta and sensual compared to beige and greige.

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Mineral brown

It creates a balanced, robust and nurturing atmosphere. This deep, nature-inspired shade might not be chosen at first glance, but over time it adapts beautifully to any finish and scale. Using it with a bit of courage will leave you pleasantly surprised.

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Brick yellow

It emanates a warm, optimistic light. It is an excellent and versatile architectural colour. In contrast to brighter yellows, ochre tones like this are stable in various lighting conditions.

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Garlic beige

It offers a relaxed atmosphere and visually softens overly lively environments. Despite its name, this delicate colour will never disappoint. It is a contemporary and timeless choice for essentials, but it is advisable to combine it with other brighter colours to add visual interest.

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Pepper white

A natural and cosy feel, ideal for interior and product design. Versatile and easy to combine with other colours, it is more relaxing on the eye than pure white. Promoted as a modern classic from 2021, it reflects RAL’s commitment to optimising resources and focusing on concrete improvements without the need for drastic revision.

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Natural yellow

Dynamic and optimistic. It should be used with moderation, especially in low light environments, to avoid its energising effect producing the opposite result. However, do not miss the opportunity to use this colour to create exciting and fresh focal points.

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Sand brown

It gives an immediate feeling of relax and warmth, despite the green hue. Easy to combine with other colours, it is a striking choice to replace classic neutrals. Suitable for different scales and lighting conditions.

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Sea green

For contemporary, solid elegance. Suitable for a wide range of applications, both in product design and interiors, this versatile colour can be used on a large scale without being oppressive.

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Summer soft blue

Uplifting, clean and cheerful. It stands out on glossy surfaces and balances earthy palettes excellently. Its brilliance and liveliness make it perfect as an accentuated, fresh colour. It should only be used more extensively in areas where people spend short periods of time.

RAL 280 60 25

Opal violet

It offers an intriguing and relaxing space. Visually stable, it stands out with its elegance in an ultra-matt finish. Perfect for accenting specific areas, it can be used generously without being stodgy.

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Light violet

A feeling of calmness and sophistication. This versatile colour combines well with other colours, offering an interesting alternative to pure white and light grey. Since 2021, Light Purple has become a modern classic, reflecting RAL’s commitment to optimising resources and focusing on concrete improvements without the need for drastic revision.

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Opaline pink

It creates a sensual, inclusive and distinctive atmosphere. It is ideal for highlights and accents. This colour is not common, but it is precisely its distinctiveness that makes it so fascinating and suitable for various applications.

Combinations by room type

Color matrix







RAL for eco-friendly coatings

RAL Colour Feeling 2025+ encourages conscious design. That is, it appreciates what remains over time and saves valuable resources. Furthermore, RAL suggests focusing on modernisation and restoration. In two words: regenerative design.

According to RAL, the colours of 2025 will reflect an ethical attitude and the urgency of the circular economy. RAL also focuses on the formulation of coatings and encourages the use of non-toxic and low-emission coatings.

The goals
of RAL
color trends

RAL Colour Feeling 2025+ was created with the aim of providing inspiration with colour and offering easily applicable colour combinations.

«A targeted and responsible selection of colours can support emotional and physical well-being – explain the German Colour Institute, which has over 90 years of experience and a colorimetry based on 1,825 shades -. The colours selected for the trend report are based on the observation of social, technological, economic and design trends.».

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