Natural Colours

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Natural Colour Solutions

Whether you want a very particular red for your food or are looking for the most promising colour for your new beverage idea, we will work with you to find the perfect solution. Döhler offers you a broad portfolio of brilliant, natural colours and the reassurance of knowing that they will remain permanently stable in your product application.

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Vibrant Colours for innovative food and beverages

The best of nature.

By sourcing worldwide and processing natural raw materials ourselves directly at the point of origin, we secure the best of nature in a sustainable way. Döhler uses vertical integration here. We have launched seed research programmes for certain fruit and vegetable varieties, operate exclusive contract cultivation and extract our colouring concentrates on site at our Centre of Colour Excellence.

The most innovative technologies.

Many years of expertise in processing natural raw materials and using the most innovative technologies form the basis of high quality in our natural colour solutions. Production at all our fruit and vegetable processing plants is in line with international standards and uses state-of-the-art technology in order to extract concentrates with intensive colouring properties. Using the most advanced emulsion technologies, we formulate especially stable colour emulsions both for food and for cloudy and clear beverages.

Outstanding colour effect.

Colours attract attention, trigger emotions and generate expectations. In a beverage or food, consumers automatically associate them with certain taste and product properties. Use the power of colours for your products. Döhler Sensory & Consumer Science got to the bottom of consumers’ colour associations in a unique international study, using the results to develop MULTI-SENSORY DESIGNTMfor colours. This means that you can find the perfect natural colour solution to support your product positioning in the best possible way.

Latest colour trends.

Döhler has been developing successful product applications for the food and beverage industry for decades, so we always have an eye on the latest consumer trends. We are supported in product and concept development by our experts at Döhler Sensory & Consumer Science. Using this expertise as a basis, we are constantly looking for new raw materials and driving forward technological development. The result is innovative colours that meet the latest consumer demands and market requirements, to make your product a success.


The best of nature
The most innovative technologies
Outstanding colour effect
Latest colour trends

The Döhler colour portfolio.

Choose from a wide palette of emotions.

Our spectrum of natural colour solutions for food and beverage applications extends from colouring concentrates to natural colourings and a range of cloud emulsions. In addition to our existing colour portfolio, we can develop totally individual colour solutions for you – solutions that are perfectly tailored to your applications and trigger exactly the right emotions and associations in your consumers.

Döhler Colour Solutions.

Always the ideal solution for your application.

Thanks to our comprehensive competence in ingredients and our expertise in the development of food and beverage applications, we understand exactly how colours behave in combination with other components of a recipe – in a wide range of products, packaging types and production processes. You can be absolutely certain that we will formulate your colour precisely so that your beverage or food can perform in the best possible way – for a unique multi-sensory experience.

We extract our colouring concentrates gently from fruits, vegetables and plants with naturally colouring properties. As food ingredients, they allow you a clean label declaration without E-numbers. Vertical integration from contract cultivation to our own processing facilities for the raw materials has won the trust of our cooperation partners and customers and guarantees Döhler exclusive access to the best colouring concentrates in every case.

Particular advantages:

  • The most natural type of colouring
  • Clean label declaration without E-numbers
  • Outstanding light and heat stability

Application ideal for:

  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • alcoholic beverages
  • dairy products
  • confectionery
  • baked goods

Natural colours come from natural raw materials and are the result of a selective colour enrichment process. This means that they deliver intensive colouring even at low doses. By sourcing worldwide and processing in-house, we secure the best raw materials for Döhler’s natural colours in every case. Pronounced expertise in emulsion technology ensures top quality and stability in our cloudy and crystal-clear colour emulsions.

Particular advantages:

  • Intensive colouring even at low doses
  • Cloudy and crystal-clear colour emulsions
  • Outstanding light and heat stability

Application ideal for:

  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • alcoholic beverages
  • dairy products
  • confectionery
  • baked goods

How are natural colours used?

Some natural colours can be used directly in a food or beverage, while others need a certain formulation. It all depends on the specific properties of the colour. For use in aqueous applications, oil-soluble colours such as carotenoids, for example, first need to be added to an oily phase and then made water-soluble using suitable emulsifiers. Our colour experts always select the perfect colour solution for you, tailored to your application.

Many consumers perceive cloudy beverages as particularly natural, fruity and high quality. Use these positive associations for your beverages. Thanks to decades of experience in emulsion technology, Döhler is able to offer you stable, standardised cloud emulsions for a wide range of different beverage applications. In addition, combining cloud emulsions with colouring concentrates or natural colours allows the creation of cloudy colours that therefore appear even more natural.

Particular advantages:

  • Excellent cloud stability in various applications
  • Strong cloud effect even at low doses
  • Ideal solution for cost optimisation
  • Broad portfolio to support different product positionings

Application ideal for:

  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • alcoholic beverages

How do cloud emulsions work?

Cloud emulsions give originally colourless beverages a whitish, cloudy appearance, or clear coloured beverages a naturally cloudy look. This effect is produced by tiny oil droplets that are added to an aqueous solution and refract the light. Our emulsion experts have the specific expertise to combine the best possible cloudiness with the greatest stability.

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