Residential housing is a diverse sector covering everything from new build homes to luxury apartments. Whatever kind of space you’re working on, we have the expertise and resources to meet your specification needs.
With durable coatings that stand the test of time and colour advice that puts occupant wellbeing first, plus online tools designed for professionals, we’ll help you create a specification that’s right for any housing project.
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Colour choice plays a role, too, particularly in owner-occupied homes. Our commercial colour consultants can help you create spaces which feel warm and welcoming to all occupiers.
Our product range delivers long-lasting performance, including the scuff-resistant Diamond range and Scuffshield range, as well as the water-based Quick Dry range, which allows contractors to complete the project in good time.
Our experienced team can also advise you on how to reduce maintenance cycles, and coatings formulated to improve air quality – helping you specify the right products and colours for exceptional results.
Durable Dulux paints ideal for social housing projects
Dulux Trade Scuffshield Matt
Tough, water-based matt emulsion containing ultimate scuff resistant technology. Designed to protect against scuff marks, it’s also cleanable and offers good stain resistance, too. So, it’s ideal for use in high traffic areas such as corridors, stairwells and hallways.
Dulux Trade Diamond Matt
Tough, cleanable emulsion in a smooth matt, or mid-sheen finish. Magnolia and Tinting Bases contain Anti-Fade Technology to protect colour pigments from damage. Achieves Class 1 ISO 11998 and Type C BS 7719 scrub ratings, helping walls withstand daily wear and tear. With Stain Repellent Technology built in, the Diamond range is ideal for busy environments needing frequent cleaning.
Dulux Trade Evolve Matt
Professional quality, high opacity water-based emulsion made with 35% recycled paint content. Smooth flow, for easy application, and offers excellent coverage with a high-quality finish and a lower carbon footprint than our standard matt emulsion. Dulux Trade Evolve is suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces.
Dulux Trade Quick Dry Range
Advanced 2-part water-based, high gloss system, with excellent opacity and coverage. Specifically designed to provide a smooth, durable top coat finish on all interior wood and metal.
Sector-specific colour knowledge
Commercial Colour Services
Colour has a transformative effect on any residential environment. Our Commercial Colour Services team are there to help you create harmony between your space and the role it fulfils.
Residential Housing Colour Palettes
Our Commercial Colour Consultants can advise you on how you can use colour to create environments that put occupant wellbeing first.
Social housing Housebuild and Property Management Example Palette
Our colour consultants help professionals create beautiful, functional spaces centred on the needs of occupants. Get in touch for expert advice on creating colour schemes for a social housing housebuild and property management project or tap the button below to see an example moodboard.
Tools to support your residential housing specification
Dulux Trade Colour Schemer
This easy-to-use online tool makes it quick and simple for specifiers and designers to select ready-made colour schemes for residential housing projects.
Dulux Specification Creator
Professionals can use this simple online tool as a quick reference guide, or to build an in-depth paint and woodcare specification for tender documentation.
Dulux Trade Interior Design App
This free tablet app makes it easy to create professional mood boards, using Dulux trade palettes, to share with colleagues and clients.
Explore our range of products hosted on the NBS library and find relevant colour collections for your residential housing project.
Residential Housing M60
Download our NBS M60 specifications for new build and refurbishments, to ensure you’re specifying the right products.
Diamond Range: Guide for Specifiers
Learn how the Dulux Trade Diamond Range system provides highly durable protection against scrubs, scuffs and stains, across a multitude of substrates.