Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: how to use it

a room painted in Dulux Colour of the Year 2022

With every September, the interiors world buzzes of excitement. This is because Dulux announce the shade set to take over our homes in the following year. So, say hello to Bright Skies, Dulux Colour of the Year 2022. It’s an inspiring light blue shade ideal for designing relaxing kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. 

Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 is a big reveal. In 2019, our homes were dressed in a warm, mood-boosting amber shade called Spiced Honey. While in 2020, Tranquil Dawn, a soft sage green colour, became the go-to for many. Then 2021’s Brave Ground was the perfect neutral for designing calming schemes. So, after the challenging year we’ve all had, it’s no wonder we’re keeping with the same nature-inspired tones in 2022. 

Along with Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 come four palettes to help revive your home. Each includes ways to use this fresh blue shade with other colours to best complement it. Take a look…

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Check out the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 colour palettes

The Greenhouse palette

Representing the earth and sky, this is a mix of fresh green and bright blue tones. It’s complemented perfectly by natural textures like raw wood, rattan or cane. Dress your kitchen walls in these nature-inspired tones for a calming scheme, and don’t hold back on house plants.

an example of the first Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 colour palette with blue, green and earthy tones
Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: The Greenhouse palette is the perfect backdrop for bringing the outdoors in.

The Workshop palette

With splashes of coral, sage and lemon, this warm colour palette can totally transform your living areas. Ideal for dining rooms, home offices and study areas, use these tones to boost your mood and promote productivity.

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an example of the second Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 colour palette with red, orange and neutral tones
Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: Design a multi-functional space with these fun and positive tones.

The two final colour palettes

The Studio palette

Create the ideal sanctuary in your bedroom to rest with these pale lilac, shy blush, and soft violet shades. Add a pop of colour with a touch of blood orange. Go for luxurious bed linen and waffle throws to add to the tactile experience.

a pink, wood and natural toned mood board
Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: Go for a retreat-inspired scheme in your bedroom or bathroom and mix and match pale pinks, reds and oranges for a relaxing feeling.

The Salon palette

Lastly: the keywords for this palette are off white and mineral neutrals. So keep a minimalist aesthetic with this fresh array of colours. Then immerse yourself in a sensory experience with clay and ceramic textures. Add dried flowers for a rustic touch.

a white, cream and brown minimalist mood board
Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: Lastly, more of a minimalist? Then this pared-back colour palette is definitely for you.

So, what do you think of Dulux Colour of the Year 2022?

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