Colour of the Year 2022 The Salon Colours shown in BedRoom Inspirational roomset
Painting walls with Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™

Refresh your home with Dulux Colour of the Year 2022

Light and airy, Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™, brings a breath of fresh air to any home. Find out how we choose the Colour of the Year and how to combine it with trend-led shades to brighten up every room…

To help us select our Colour of the Year, we ask a panel of international design experts to help us understand the mood of the moment and to share their insights about what’s influencing the way we live. This year, our discussion went digital before our team of colour experts set to work choosing a shade that reflected those findings – a shade that will feel just right for our homes over the next few years. 

Over the past 18 months, our lives have been turned upside down, but we’ve also had time to rethink the way we live and to reassess what’s really important. At our Trend Forecast, we talked about how the role of the home has been transformed; about how essential nature is in our lives; how creativity and the arts have brought us comfort and inspiration during lockdown; and how important it is to embrace new ideas and opinions as we try to shape the world for the better. 

These discussions led us to a theme for Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 – a breath of fresh air – and to the shade itself, which encapsulates what we will need from our spaces in 2022. Bright Skies™ is a light and airy blue; it’s a colour that feels vibrant, optimistic and good for the soul. And it’s a shade that can open up and revitalize our homes. Around it, we’ve created four easy-to-use colour palettes, so you can refresh your living space in any way you choose. 

1. Combine Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 with Workshop colours to create a vibrant space that works for living, working, relaxing and more

Colour of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colours shown in LivingRoom Inspirational roomset

When a living area needs to switch in an instant from home to office to classroom, we need a flexible do-it-all space. Used with Bright Skies™, the multicoloured Workshop palette with its combination of light, uplifting tones, can help you create an inspirational backdrop for any activity. 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Workshop colours, click here.

Which colours can be seen here?

Bright Skies™
Healing Spice
Rose Canopy
Golden Cookie

2. Bring the positive effects of nature into a dining room with the fresh greens and blues of the Greenhouse palette

Colour of the Year 2022 The Greenhouse Colours shown in Kitchen Inspirational roomset

With the light, natural tones of the Greenhouse palette, combined with Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™, it’s easy to bring the freshness of the outdoors inside. In a rural location, these colours can complement the surroundings; in an urban space, they can help us feel in touch with nature.

For more ideas and inspiration for using Greenhouse colours, click here.

Which colours can be seen here?

Moon Cloud
Bright Skies™
River Valley
Denim Drift™

3. Choose the soft, airy tones of the Studio palette with Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™, for a soothing space that feels good for the soul

Colour of the Year 2022 The Studio Colours shown in HomeOffice Inspirational roomset

We all need somewhere to recharge and feel inspired; somewhere we can escape the everyday. Painting your walls with Studio colours can give a room a comfortable, consoling feel and, if you go for stripes, you’ll create a dramatic focal point too. 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Studio colours, click here.

Which colours can be seen here?

Bright Skies™
Restful Slumber
Birch Root

4. Experiment with Salon colours to create a space that feels fresh, open and welcoming

Colour of the Year 2022 The Salon Colours shown in BedRoom Inspiration

We want our homes to be somewhere we can feel safe and embrace new ideas. A combination of soft neutrals and warming tones, the Salon palette can help provide the perfect blank canvas for any room in the house. 

For more ideas and inspiration for using Salon colours, click here.

Which colours can be seen here?

Bright Skies™
Rubble Road
Cliff Walk

Want ideas for zoning a room with different colours? Find inspiration in our how-to video.

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