As 2022 dawns, we can look forward to a whole new set of interior design trends and styles. From ‘zoning areas’ to eco-friendly décor, there’s a lot to look forward to this year and you can get a head-start by finding out how to use the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 around your home.
Ahead of the New Year, Dulux has revealed that its Colour of the Year 2022 is ‘Bright Skies’. A light and airy shade of blue, it represents renewed hope and new beginnings, which makes it the ideal shade to use as you restyle your interior ready for a new year. Alongside its Colour of the Year 2022, Dulux has also released four complementary colour palettes that provide inspiration for using the shade.
To start planning your home restyle now, take a look at why and how to use Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies, around your home:
Embrace the Great Outdoors
Nothing gives you a greater sense of freedom than looking up at a clear, blue sky and it’s this sense of liberty and emancipation that Blue Skies can emulate. Spending time outdoors is known to have a positive impact on your well-being, and it follows that surrounding yourself with colours found in nature can have the same effect. After a challenging 12 months, the sense of release and freedom that Blue Skies provides will introduce a feeling of optimism and opportunity.
Create a Versatile Space with the Workshop Palette
We’re using our homes in more versatile ways than ever before, particularly since millions of people have been working from home. This, combined with the rise in open-plan living spaces, means that we often need interior designs that maximise functionality and the Dulux Workshop Palette does just that.
Incorporating Golden Cookie, Healing Spice, and Rose Canopy with Bright Skies, this palette combines neutral shades with airy blue, warm gold, and dusky lilac to create an easy-going environment that evolves in response to your needs. If you want to create or blend a home office into a living area or add a workspace to your master bedroom, this colour palette will enable you to do just that. Add metallic elements in gold, silver, or platinum to brighten the space and add a touch of glamour.
Bring Nature Inside
Feeling connected to nature can do wonders for your well-being, so it’s no surprise that Dulux has made it easy to bring nature inside with their Greenhouse Palette. Consisting of neutrals and earthy tone, this palette relies on the grey-blue tone of Moon Cloud, the earthy green of River Valley, the dark blue-grey of Denim Drift, and the joyful tone of Blue Skies to create an interior idyll.
Soft and calming, the Greenhouse Palette works as well as in-home offices and living spaces at is does in bedrooms or kitchens. Whether you’re in a rural or urban location, using the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 as part of the Greenhouse Palette will make you feel closer to nature and deliver an interior that’s inspiring and soothing.
Embrace Neutral Shades
Using neutral shades around the home ensures that your interior retains a timeless feel, but it also provides a sense of calm. When you’re surrounded by neutral shades, it’s easy to relax and unwind, which is why they’re a popular choice in living spaces and bedrooms. In fact, there aren’t many places that neutral spaces will let you down, so be sure to incorporate them into your home in one way or another.
If you want to embrace 2022 with a sense of security and comfort, try the Salon Palette. Comprised of Blue Skies, the warm grey neutral of Rubble Road and the soft white tone of Cliff Walk, the palette is filled with possibilities. Use it as a blank canvas and add vibrant, complementary accents to brighten the space.
Use Blue Skies Colour of the Year for Tranquillity
The light blue shade of Blue Skies is perfect for creating a sense of tranquillity, so use it in spaces that promote relaxation and calmness. Our homes should be our havens and by choosing a colour scheme that creates a sense of contentment and comfort, you can increase the positive impact that your surroundings have on your mood and your outlook.
Often associated with stability and reliability, light blues, like Blue Skies, can provide emotional security while also encouraging freedom and inspiration. By emulating the natural blue skies and the hue of water, the shade emboldens and energises while also reassures and strengthens.
Create a Soothing Space with the Studio Palette
If you want to create a dedicated space that soothes, restores, and heals, the Studio Palette could be just what you’re looking for. Combining Blue Skies with the light blue-grey of Restful Slumber and the grey-violet tones of Birch Root, the palette is designed to rejuvenate and revive.
Used in conjunction with darker shades such as navy blue or near-neutrals like sage green, you can add increasing depth to the palette and create a colour scheme that reflects your personality. Ideal for living spaces, bedrooms, and relaxation areas, the Studio Palette will transport you to a tranquil space that uplifts and unburdens.
A Versatile Shade for a Versatile Home
The Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 isn’t just a stunning shade in its own right, it’s also a versatile colour that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Indeed, it’s this versatility that makes Blue Skies such an appropriate choice as Colour of the Year 2022. Whether you’ve updated your home to double-up as a workspace or head office or separate living areas into studies or makeshift classrooms, you’ll find that Blue Skies works well in any of these environments.
With complementary palettes to explore and the opportunity to put your own unique stamp on your interior design, you can use the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 to embrace the new year and everything it represents.