Four colours define the Sense of Helsinki, the most common of which is dark grey RAL7021. Instructions for furniture and structure-specific use of colours can be found in the Design Manual of Street Furniture in Helsinki.
Dark grey RAL 7021 is the main colour of Helsinki
Dark grey is the colour of endurance and hardness. Dark structures frame space more efficiently than lighter structures, because they contrast more strongly with their surroundings. It is easier to create the effect of unity in a space with darker hues, because dark structures are more noticeable than light structures.
RAL 6012 Black Green
Steel furniture in the central business district of Helsinki
RAL 9011 Graphite Black.
Furniture in the historical areas of the city centre. Primarily used in steel furniture in “the stone city” and parks in other historical areas.
RAL 7042 Traffic Grey A.
The antique handrails in the city centre. Accessories and equipment outside the city centre. Outside the city centre, the colour is primarily used in traffic control devices, roadblocks and barriers, fences and railings. The colour is also used in antique railings and some pylons.
TVT 172M (Tikkurila Oy)
Light “Helsinki green”. Wooden benches in Kaivopuisto and wooden parts of the birch-leg benches. The colour can also be used in the basic bench model that substitutes the Göteborg bench in parks.
RAL 9002, Grey White
Wooden benches in Kaivopuisto and wooden parts of the birch-leg benches
F7853Mat, Ocean Grey
RAL 8015, Chestnut Brown
RAL 7039, Quartz Grey
RAL 7038, Agate Grey
Seats, forest benches, lighting columns and electrical enclosures.
Traditional greenish gray used in lighting columns, manufacturer-specific codes are T-M 301, Teknos Winter and TVT 0236, Tikkurila Oy.
RAL 9006, White Aluminium
RAL 9007, Grey Aluminium
RAL 1023 , (Traffic yellow), glossy.
Mooring posts in marinas
Main colours of public transport, signs and communications
RAL 2003, Pastel Orange
RAL 6024, Traffic Green
RAL 4008, Signal Violet
HSL Regional train
RAL 5015, Himmelblau