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RAL Colour 7042

◾ Conversion chart
HEX #949898 (More info)
CMYK 30 / 20 / 30 / 30 (More info)
RGB142 146 145 (More info)
RAL 7042

Traffic grey A

This RAL 7042 Colour is presented to you as a part of grey hues assortment on the RAL Classic colour chart. You will notice that all of these grouped colours follow this specific designation, which is based on four-digit number in combination with the letters "RAL". This is why grey colours are sequentialy coded under 7xxxx, where 7 is a system code number (1: yellow, 2: orange, 3: red, 4: purple, 5: blue, 6: green, 7: grey, 8: brown and 9: white and black shades).

The name Traffic grey A actually serves as additional, auxiliary designation, making the colour easier to remember. This naming system also provides additonal quality assurance preventing erroneous colour assigment due to number transposition.

On this particular hue range, in addition to 'traffic grey a', you will find hand-picked colour tones selected by RAL institute design experts. This grey colour assortment holds another 37 excellent tones (making a total of 38 unique colour samples). You can click here for a list of grey hues, or open a full chart of 215 RAL Classic colours.

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RAL to CMYK conversion chart

◾ RAL 7042 to CMYK

In the CMYK colour system the RAL 7042 is composed by combining four primary tones of pigment. To achieve this exclusive "traffic grey a" colour tone, out of 100% maximum colour components, 30% cyan, 20% magenta, 30% yellow and 30% key (black) are used.
You can immediately see this result on this computer simulated CMYK diagram.
The mixture of these primary colours blends in the middle on a square space where all four different colour hue sheets overlap.

C M K Y 30% 20% 30% 30%

◾ RAL 7042 to RGB

The conversion of RAL 7042 into RGB colour space requres specific composition of red, green, and blue primary colours. To construct hue matching "traffic grey a" colour from the RAL chart as close as possible, we use the following values ranging from 0 to 255 on the RGB colour system: 142 red, 146 green and 145 blue.
The three circle RGB diagram here provides illustrative example showing how green value stands out slightly in comparison to red and blue to construct this unique tone of colour. The RAL colour equivalent emerges in the very center, where all three primary colour circles overlap and combine.

142 146 145 R G B
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