our cooperation partners

The annual trend report RAL COLOUR FEELING is an exciting, inspiring design tool for creative people from different industries, which supports projects and facilitates the development of purpose driven and future-oriented colour combinations.

The key to adaptable design for various applications lies in the simple combinability of the 15 colours. The colour matrix provides a wide range of suggestions for atmospheric and function-oriented design of our environment.

The RAL Trend Box, which corresponds to the RAL COLOUR FEELING 2023+, transfers these colours into different materials and finishes, which enable designing mood boards and concept visualisations with the trend colours.

The RAL COLOUR FEELING 2023+ and the RAL Trend Box are the results of partnerships with experienced professors, designers and companies. Below you will find an overview of the participating cooperation partners.

RAL COLOURS is the driver and publisher of the extensive trend report, which has been a trend-oriented, scientifically based guide for long-term colour combinations since 2005 and is valid in a wide area of application.

The aim of RAL COLOURS is the continuous development of the product range and the use of sustainable resources in order to remain a strong partner for professionals from design and architecture in the future.

IIT – Institute International Trendscouting – Developing partner since 2019

The IIT Institute International Trendscouting was founded in 2004 at the Faculty of Design of the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim, Holzminden, Göttingen, Germany. The Institute is based in the field of project development colour design with a focus on future and trend research. The research questions and projects revolve around the topic of colour and surface in the context of architecture and product design.

The IIT at HAWK is a network of experts. It has set itself the goal of recording design-relevant developments and trends and developing observation models and methods of design research. Forecasts, scenarios and industry-specific trend reports are created on a scientific basis.

Since 2019, the IIT has been designing and visualising the RAL COLOUR FEELING series. In recent years, the series has developed into a contemporary and versatile working tool for the global design industry. IIT's clients are associations, public clients and industrial companies.

TIGER Coatings – Partner for the RAL Trend Box

Founded 1930 in Austria, TIGER is among leading manufactures of coating systems. It is also in the market of WB Paint and Digital Inkjet. TIGER has 9 plants conform to ISO standards, more than 50 offices worldwide and 3 top R&D Centers in 3 continents.

Today, TIGER has 3 plants in China since it entered this market in 2000. The China Testing Lab is certified as authority testing organization. TIGER products are nontoxic and harmless according to the EU RoHS Directive.

Covestro – Partner for the RAL Trend Box

Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and the electrical & electronics sector.

In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself. The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2).

Object Carpet – Partner for the RAL Trend Box

Since 1972, OBJECT CARPET has stood for quality, design and innovation in the commercial property sector. A sense of aesthetics and colour, in combination with advanced production techniques, results in high-grade and extraordinary designs in the form of broadloom, carpet tiles and custom-cut carpets (RUGX).

With over 1,000 styles and colours as well as individually-customised products, our collection offers a unique diversity for modern interior design.

bdia – Communication partner RAL COLOUR FEELING 2023+

The bdia – bund deutscher innenarchitekten (Association of German Interior Architects) – was founded in 1952 and has represented the interests of its members as a professional association in business, politics and the public sector since then. At the same time, the bdia promotes the exchange between its members, provides advice and is involved in the education of prospective interior architects.

The association offers further training seminars and organises events such as trade fairs and exhibitions. The bdia is divided into a total of nine state associations, which represent the member interests at a regional level.