Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year 2022

Bright Skies™

22 September 2021
When selecting our Colour of the Year 2022, we asked a panel of international design experts to help us understand the mood of the moment and share their insights on the colour trends that will shape the way we live. Our colour experts then get to work choosing the best colour to reflect those findings, a shade that will feel just right in our homes for years to come.

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 reassess what’s really important. This year, our discussion went digital and we talked about colour trends, including:


✦  The expanding role of the home
✦  How nature is essential to our lives
✦  How the arts can bring us comfort and inspiration
✦  How important it is to embrace new voices and ideas for a brighter future


It’s these discussions that led to our key themes, open skies and a breath of fresh air. And from here, we were able to choose the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022.

Bright SkiesTM is a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to open up and revitalise your home. Around it, we’ve created four easy-to-use colour palettes, so you can refresh your spaces with different colour combinations. Here are four ideas for you to try in your home:

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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