Vision

Our vision is simple: to help teachers and children thrive through the power of their school environment by enabling:


  • Schools to design their environments to support better teaching and learning
  • Teachers and children to be involved in design, so they take more pride in their school
  • The school environment to be made part of teacher training, so its role becomes embedded in the profession
  • The community - including small businesses and charities - to be involved in design projects, so more people have a stake in their local school
  • The school environment to be introduced into school assessments, so it becomes a key indicator of excellence
  • Schools to share their experiences, so they forge a culture of partnership and ever-improving environments

Smarter Spaces is not a vision for a brand, it's a vision for education as a whole. Therefore, to deliver our vision, we are working with influencers across the education sector - from government level down to individual schools, with headteachers and the learners within them.

The key to great design

Before you start your project, there are key rules and principles you should know. Play the video or click the button to see how they can help your school.

How we can help you

We’ve worked with a variety of schools to understand what it takes to help you make your school environment great. We offer five distinct services to cover every stage of the design process:

  • Dulux Schools Account
  • Using colour in your school
  • Desiging your perfect learning environment
  • Finding the right decorating contractor
  • Managing your project