Positive, vibrant educational spaces are more conducive to learning. Spaces should promote productivity and aid concentration, while being comfortable and welcoming for students and teachers alike.
Our consultants and specification teams can help you specify with confidence – from tailored colour palettes that inspire teaching and learning, to specialist paints that meet hygiene requirements, as well as helpful online tools.
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The colours you select play a vital role in helping students and teachers thrive. Our Commercial Colour Consultants can guide your colour scheme selections when transforming schools, colleges, and universities.
Education environments should also be resilient to day-to-day wear and tear, and regular cleaning. Our durable paints deliver long-lasting performance, including the scuff-resistant Dulux Trade Diamond range, plus specialist products that help reduce the risk of infection, in line with appropriate cleaning practices.
Together with our industry-leading, evidence-based classroom design principles we can help you create spaces that enhance the experience for both students and teachers.
Durable and specialist paints ideal for educational spaces
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 Airsure
99.9% Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) free emulsion paints for interior walls and ceilings. BREEAM2 and LEED3 compliant, and classified as low emissions, the Airsure range helps to minimise the impact on indoor air quality and improve the wellbeing of building occupants. Use this low VOC paint to reach your sustainability objectives.
Sector-specific colour knowledge
Education Colour Palettes
Our Commercial Colour Consultants can advise you on how you can use colour to create environments that inspire teaching and learning.
Dulux Trade Education Specifier Guide
Discover how our evidence-based design principles can help you use colour and design to improve the day-to-day experience of teachers and students.
Dulux colour of the year 2024 for education
Dulux introduces a collection of colours that can transform school premises into welcoming spaces.
Secondary Education example moodboard
Our colour consultants help professionals create beautiful, functional spaces centred on the needs of occupants. Get in touch for specific advice on colour schemes in the secondary education sector or tap the button below to see an example moodboard.
Tools to support your education sector 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 schools, colleges and universities.
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.
Dulux Trade Colour Sensor
This compact colour scanner finds the nearest shade from the Dulux Trade palette, giving you an instant match to your client’s colour preferences, on site.