iv started shooting in RAW format on my rx 100 v after many many many years using jpeg ,, but iv noticed that you can still access the creative style menu and change the style ????? , its not dulled out like most the settings when you have selected RAW? i thought raw was raw and you couldnt change any colour setting at all ?
I realise that I'm late in on this discussion, but the Raw files contain an embedded Jpeg, to which the creative style setting is applied. The Raw remains unaffected by the creative style setting. Many software editors read the setting, and apply it to the 'view' of the Raw file (as discussed in some of the posts above).
One editor/viewer that can easily be set up to avoid this, is Faststone Image Viewer (freeware). When viewing a Raw file, the initial view is of the embedded Jpeg (with creative style settings), but if the "A" key is pressed, the Raw file is displayed - without creative style settings (and it usually looks fairly bland and uninteresting!).