Dulux Trade Colour Sensor Review

Updated May 19, 2024 | Posted Aug 12, 2019 | Product Reviews, Paints | 0 comments

This is my Dulux Trade Colour Sensor review and it is a phenomenal bit of kit for anyone interested in gadgets and colour. Although the concept is not new, nor is the technology, Dulux have somewhat refined the design and app. Click here to see current prices.


My Dulux Trade Colour Sensor Review


The Dulux Trade Colour Sensor is a brilliant gadget that every decorator, interior designer or graphic designer needs in their life right now. This fantastic bit of kit allows decorators to match the colour of practically anything, anywhere, with a recognizable Dulux colour code. You then take that code into store and they can mix it into any paint finish you like.

Being a decorator usually involves having an eye for detail, colour and design. I’ve found myself in restaurants and bars admiring colour schemes from the décor and menus. This device allows me to take those colours home with me.

There are cheaper colour sensors on the market, although the Dulux Trade Sensor is a great, professional looking way to start. I was surprised to find there is no carry case for the Sensor, considering its size and shape I would suggest you find one as soon as possible. When you find that perfect colour to show to a client it’s a shame you can’t ‘share’ your collections within the app. There are thousands of Dulux colours to choose from however it isn’t 100% accurate, perhaps opening the system to RAL numbers and such could increase the accuracy, this would make the product perfect.


Its amazing what this device can do for its size and weight, smaller than the palm of your hand and much lighter than most phones this gadget really does look the part, and the ability to reduce a full fan deck down to the size of a ping pong ball.

The app is really user friendly; everything is explained with a super easy tutorial that works alongside the app when first getting to grips with it.

A really clever function on the app, unused by its competitors is the visualizer. This part of the app is brilliant for showing potential customers and colleagues what projects could look like.

In conclusion, I think the Dulux Colour Sensor, with corresponding app, are a huge leap forward for Dulux. The Dulux Trade Colour Sensor is an innovative product aimed at professionals in the trade but has been developed in a way to be accessible to anyone with a smart phone. The stylish and simplistic view portrays a professional image, saving time with clients and developing your company.

I’d likes to say thank you personally to Dulux for giving me the opportunity to review this amazing product. This is something that has already helped me massively as a decorator and I could see it being a useful tool for interior designers too.

You can buy this product online, or order it for collection at any Dulux Decorating Centre. Click here to see online prices.


Dulux Trade Colour Sensor Review - Decorator's forum UK

A device you can use to scan anything and match the colour to the closest Dulux offering. The visualiser app then helps you design your room.

Product Brand: Dulux Trade

Editor's Rating:


  • Small size.
  • Easy to navigate app.
  • Connecting the device is a doddle.
  • The visualizer in unreal.
  • Wow, its fast!


  • The cost.
  • There's no case or lens protector.
  • Can't share collections.
  • Limited to Dulux colours.
  • Not 100% accurate.

Updated May 19, 2024 | Posted Aug 12, 2019 | 0 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


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