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It takes colour to make colour

Every colour is the result of an exact combination of multiple tints. So to find the formula that accurately reproduces an existing coat, you need the proper tools.

As part of Axalta Coating Systems, we are able to provide professional and cost-effective colour tools. Together, the Duxone colour instruments unlock some 71,000 basecoat formulas and 34,000 2K formulas for both passenger and commercial vehicles.

Save valuable time and refinishing materials, by retrieving the right formula with Duxone colour tools.

Colour Detector

Consistent Colour-Matching

Bodyshops who want to remain competitive need access to a device that does the hard work of colour-matching any vehicle’s basecoat or 2K topcoat for them. Duxone has just that: the Colour Detector.

The Colour Detector is a portable, easy-to-use digital spectrophotometer that comes with a straightforward instruction manual, calibration set and cable for connecting to Duxone software. Combined with Duxone’s traditional range of colour tools, the Colour Detector helps to ensure that bodyshops using Duxone can provide consistently good and durable refinish results.


  • Measures exactly what’s on the vehicle
  • Most accurate colour tool available
  • Compact unit with internal light source and protective cover
  • Works with all paint qualities from Duxone
  • User-friendly design and software

Colour Formula Retrieval System

Colour Formula Retrieval System

The Colour Formula Retrieval System is a simple database tool that you can install on your computer. It is very user-friendly thanks to its powerful search functions and many language options. Combined with its advanced functions, this makes the Colour Formula Retrieval System a priceless asset for your bodyshop.

  • Over 100,000 colour formulas
  • 2 updates a year
  • For European, US, South African and Asian car models
  • Price manager
  • Scale integration
  • Label printer integration
  • Ability to store favourite and personal formulations

Variant Box

Variant Box

The Duxone Variant Box is a comprehensive and accurate colour reference tool. It holds colour chips for European and Asian passenger car colours, with at least one variant per shade. Divided over 72 booklets, each leaf is sprayed with a single shade. Using the barcode or numeric code on the chip, you can instantly retrieve the corresponding formula.

  • 4,120 chips (35*90 mm)
  • 72 booklets
  • Sorted by car maker and paint code
  • 2 updates a year

Bumper and underhood swatches

To enable you to achieve the best possible result for every aspect of a car, Duxone® also has a collection of 1,600 colour chips with tints used for bumpers and non-body car parts. When you have identified the matching colour, you can quickly retrieve the formula with the information on the chip.

Bumper colours

  • 700 colours
  • Sorted by car make and colour code
  • 1 update a year

Underhood colours

  • 900 colours
  • Sorted chromatically
  • Independent of car make

Variant Box


The Duxone OEM Box adds value to bodyshops that require a visual representation of colours.
The tool contains more than 4500 stripe-coated OEM standard colours, assembled into swatches and is updated once per year. Car makes are consolidated according to their group affiliation.

Colour Formula Retrieval System

Tinting Tool

Together, our tinting poster and tinting swatches form a comprehensive and very practical tinting tool. These quick reference guides provide immediate insight into Duxone® tints and their possible applications.