This program is designed to help specifiers maximise the inclusivity and usability of a space, by creating colour schemes that are both aesthetically pleasing and also comply with the visual contrast guidelines set out in the Equality Act Approved Document to part M (ADM).
Using colour and contrast to maximum effect can enhance spatial awareness and navigation, particularly for those with visual impairments; aiding in the identification of key building features and contributing to safety. (for more information we recommend attending a presentation of our CPD on this topic.)
Please note, this program is intended for guidance purposes only and following its recommendations may not necessarily ensure compliance with the relevant legislation concerning accessibility and usability. Therefore, should you have any concerns about the compliance of your design scheme you should consult your local Building Regulations department.
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Colours printed by AkzoNobel have been reproduced as accurately as the printing process will allow. Where
paint colours are reproduced electronically, we have reproduced the colours as accurately as electronic
media will allow. However, when colours are viewed on-screen, laminated, or printed by others, the colour
representation may vary significantly and AkzoNobel can offer no guarantee as to its accuracy.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee an exact colour match, and the colours contained on this guide should not
be relied on as such.
Please ensure that you use a colour chip or test a small amount of mixed product on the actual surface to be painted before undertaking your decoration. This will give you a stronger indication of the appearance of the actual colour, which can be affected by the substrate and the texture of the surface, or by soft furnishings and the shape, size and lighting of the room.