Creating an adaptable home with Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year

Easy colour combinations for 2022

27 September 2021
Flexible, do-it-all homes need interiors that can help them fulfill countless roles, from sanctuary to family home to office. The Workshop palette has this multipurpose ethos at its heart. Try these four decorating ideas to help your home work harder with Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year, Bright Skies™, and Workshop colours.

Today more than ever, there’s a call for our homes to be everything to us – office, school, restaurant, cinema, sanctuary – so we need colours that can support this multifunctional role. The Workshop palette – with its joyful, bright tones – is ideal for a multipurpose space. Positive and complementary, these shades work brilliantly alongside Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year, Bright Skies™, and can be combined in a multitude of different ways. Workshop shades are perfect for colour-blocking, for defining specific zones in an open-plan space and for creating a visual connection between two adjoining rooms. They can also add a splash of personality, whether they’re used as flat colour or as part of a dramatic paint effect. Individually or in combination, these colours can instantly revitalize your space. Try these four dynamic decorating ideas using Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™, and the Workshop palette.

1. Create a do-it-all living room

Against a backdrop of airy Bright Skies™, Workshop colours are perfect for picking out architectural features or functional areas. Singled out in sunny yellow, this wall with recessed shelves on either side becomes the focal point of a comfortable living room, providing a modern and adaptable storage area for books, ceramics, work files and pieces of art.

Which colours?

65YY 70/540
14BB 55/113

2. Use colour for a sense of space in a bedroom

Be clever with colour in a compact bedroom to make the space feel bigger. Walls painted in light and airy Bright Skies™ make the room feel expansive, while a paint-effect headboard in bright Workshop colours creates a fabulous feature, and takes up no space. With the same tones picked out in the bedlinen and cushions, the result is refreshing, relaxing and cohesive.

3. Paint yourself a splashback

When the kitchen is also the office and the playroom, you may not want to give it a purely practical look. Bring in some colour to make it feel like somewhere the whole family can spend time together – whether cooking, relaxing or playing. Using bands of Workshop colours behind the cabinets is a clever way of defining the utility area without using glass or tiles. Use a grease-resistant paint, such as Coral & Dulux EasyCare, which resists everyday cooking stains and is washable without the colour fading.

4. Eat, work and play in a dining area

Nothing makes a better backdrop for a multipurpose space than the fresh, airy tones of Bright Skies™, Coral & Dulux Colour of the Year 2022. As well as making the most of the daylight, it can help bring calm and clarity to a busy family area, whatever it’s being used for. And don’t forget, because those Workshop colours work so well against it, you can add accessories in similar zingy tones.

Which colours?

14BB 55/113

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