Dulux Colour of the Year: Bright Skies
A desire for a fresh start and a wave of hope and optimism is set to dominate 2022, according to trend experts assembled by Dulux. To capture this hopeful mood, the paint brand announced its Colour of the Year for 2022 as Bright Skies, an airy light blue.
With millions of people now adopting hybrid home and office working patterns, there is a need for colour that is flexible and open, to empower this multi-purpose lifestyle and the demands we put on our spaces.
Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux UK, says: “Right now, people want to feel revitalised and enjoy the freedoms that are returning to them, to look out and bring in new ideas. What better inspiration can we take than the endless skies around us?
“It is widely known that nature makes us feel better and taking steps to bring the outside in enhances our sense of wellbeing. So whether we are working or relaxing, creating or exercising, it is essential to have a space that reflects the optimism and desire for a fresh, new start that is top of the agenda for the year ahead.
“However, Bright Skies is not about idle day-dreaming. It is about turning those dreams into reality and forging ahead with the changes that we want to make. This is why the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 and its supporting palettes are practical, open and flexible to all kinds of requirements.”
Bright Skies is supported by four colour palettes, to inspire and facilitate decorating projects in every kind of room – they are Greenhouse, Salon, Studio and Workshop. See below for details of each.
Greenhouse is full of fresh greens and blues that serve the purpose of being the perfect backdrop for bringing nature into a room, in the form of plants and natural materials such as bark or cork. This helps people feel the positive effects of nature.
Salon is an enabler of fresh ideas and creative thinking. Consciously pale and soft, this palette is for those who want a room, or a home, that’s ready for anything.
Studio spaces seek to soothe, with a mix of pale pinks, reds and oranges. Subtle and inspiring, decorating with this palette enables the creation of a sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Workshop allows people to create adaptable spaces that reinvent the home. Whether this is zoning a multi-purpose space such as a studio flat or decorating a home office, these are light and positive colours that make the functional fun.
About Dulux Colour of the Year: Colour of the Year is part of the ongoing commitment Dulux makes to investing in colour and the future of paint and coatings. It forms part of the promise the brand makes to its customers, the professional decorator, its colleagues and community.
Featured image: The Dulux Colour of the Year, Bright Skies, shown in a living room setting.
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