Dulux Trade Updates Colour Schemer Tool
AkzoNobel brand Dulux Trade has upgraded its commercial Colour Schemer tool which allows designers and customers to create professional branded mood boards in a few clicks.
Tailored for individual sectors such as offices, shopping centres or student accommodation, the tool enables users to review and adapt a range of colour schemes created by colour experts at Dulux Trade.
Schemes are created around a chosen start colour, such as flooring or furnishings already in place, or simply a preferred wall colour. The software then renders a colour scheme within the selected image and the start colour or co-ordinating shades can be swapped in and out, or viewed in different images, until the desired outcome is achieved.
Dulux Trade describes the tool as a straightforward solution for designing a selection of coordinated spaces for projects in a single session utilising pre-programmed configurations for different types of room, including meeting rooms, open plan offices and communal areas. The resulting mood boards can be saved and shared as PDFs or accurately colour printed by Dulux Trade and delivered to site, allowing designs to be shared with clients, colleagues or building users for evaluation and sign off. Once a colour scheme has been perfected and approved, it can be executed with confidence.
The new and improved tool has been expanded to meet the needs of different industry sub-sectors and features a wider selection of photography, pre-coloured mood boards, and the ability to toggle between different colours.
Paul Fleming, marketing manager contractor specifier at Dulux Trade, says:
"Colour is an essential element of any space and we want to enable our customers to use colour more easily and effectively.
"The colour schemer allows users to draw on the expertise of Dulux Trade to build designs that create the desired outcome for a space and its occupants, whatever the sector or scale.
"The colour schemer is already in regular use by commercial customers across the country, and with the added flexibility and choice introduced with this upgrade, it will prove an even more effective tool for creating tailored colour designs to meet our customer needs."
Dulux Trade is committed to enabling the use of colour and the upgrade comes shortly after the manufacturer launched a must-have tool to allow professionals to match the colour of multiple surfaces to the nearest shade of Dulux Trade paint. The bespoke Dulux Trade Colour Sensor has been uniquely adapted for Dulux Trade to give far greater accuracy than other similar colour scanners.
The brand has also invested in enhancements to in-store colour scanning and mixing to help professionals to execute their final designs accurately, with new technology being rolled out in stores across the UK in the coming months.
Dulux Trade Colour Schemer is available at www.duluxtrade.co.uk/colourschemer.