How to convert the RAL Classic colours to use in Photoshop or Illustrator with Pantone, CMYK and RGB hex code values.
One of the sign-maker companies I work with near Dijon in France, only use RAL colour swatches with designs and builds for their clients. However RAL is not designed to be easily represented on monitor screens and many graphic programs have no built in capabilities for RAL. You can see examples of publicity signs and neon lights which I've designed on a freelance basis for the company.
RAL Classic to Pantone, CMYK and RGB conversion
Not all graphic programs allow you to easily switch between the various colour codes and formats. I've made this table to help me quickly convert (approximately) from RAL colours to Pantone to CMYK or RGB values.
This table concerns Pantone + Color Bridge Coated values. Please don’t forget that the displayed colours will vary depending on your monitor settings and that RGB values are only close matches for real life RAL and Pantone colours.