Colour in Construction


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We live in an uncertain world and people need their daily environment to be a place where they can turn down the noise.

Light Reflectance Value and paint

LRV is a 99-point index used to measure the degree to which a colour reflects light.The higher the LRV, the more light the colour reflects and therefore the paler it appears.The LRV for each Dulux Trade colour is clearly indicated in its Colour Palette notation. For more information download the pdf below.

Colour and Contrast Design Guide

Easy to create & aesthetically pleasing

Users can virtually paint a variety of room sets, either using pre-designed schemes or creating new ones, and the program will flag which colour choices and positioning comply with the visual contrast guidelines set out in the Equality Act, Approved Document to part M. Schemes can be saved and shared with clients or printed for reference.

BIM Objects

Dulux Trade paints and woodcare products can now be seamlessly added to your BIM models as BIM objects - and the process couldn't be simpler. Click the button below to go to the NBS National BIM Library.

Colour your BIM models

Use our digital Colour Palette Plug in to


This lets building designers add colours to their 3D model, helping them to create entire decorative schemes before any work starts on site.

Order Colour chips and Colour cards

Order A5 Colour Chips free of charge for mood boards. We recommend colour chips are given to painting contractors prior to project commencement to ensure colour consistency on site.

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