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Colour in Construction

Colour in Construction

Colour in Construction


We live in an uncertain world and people need their daily environment to be a place where they can turn down the noise, where they can nurture their values and recharge. Colour is an essential tool in creating an environment that people will enjoy. With considered and careful design the construction industry has an opportunity to create places that have a positive impact on the people using those spaces.

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.

Dulux Trade Bespoke Colour Solutions
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Colour and Contrast Design Guide

Easily create aesthetically pleasing colour schemes with the correct LRV readings that will aid accessibility

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.

Use guide

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.

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Colour your BIM models

Use our digital Colour Palette Plug in to accurately colour your BIM Models

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

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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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How to order colour chips PDF



Product Certification for all materials listed in the Dulux Technical Specification including EPD, SKA, Breeam, Leed and Well can be found here.

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