Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 revealed

September 14, 2021

The Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 is Bright Skies. This airy, light blue is set to help capture a hopeful mood as all signs point to new beginnings and a breath of fresh air.

For the 19th year in a row, Dulux assembled the leaders in design, fashion, colour and the built environment to consider the trends and innovations that impact how we all live and work. As this has been an unusual year to say the least, the group had to gather online for the first ever virtual summit.

Dulux Colour of the Year, bright skies on walls with cream sofa and wooden floor with green houseplants

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‘Right now, people want to feel revitalised and enjoy the freedoms that are returning to them, to look out and bring in new ideas,’ says Marianne Shillingford, Dulux UK’s creative director. ‘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.’


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As always, Dulux has put together four colour palettes full of hues that complement Bright Skies perfectly. So if you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, check out 2022’s hottest new colour schemes…

The greenhouse palette

Greenhouses are full of fresh greens and blues and will bring nature into any room. Bright Skies is the perfect backdrop with plants and natural materials, which include bark and cork. These immediately inject the positivity of nature into your space. This palette contains four colours of similar tones, with Moon Cloud, River Valley and Denim Drift working alongside Bright Skies.

Dulux colour of the year in Greenhouse palette in a dining room/kitchen setting

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The salon palette

Containing a palette that is pale and soft, Salon is an enabler of fresh ideas and creative thinking. It will create a room that’s ready for anything, therefore your ideas will flow and you’ll be able to engage in the space. This palette combines brown and beige neutral tones with the pastel tones of Bright Skies for a calming effect.

Dulux colour of the year in dining room setting with large window

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The studio palette

Including a mix of pale pinks, reds and oranges, the Studio palette has been created to soothe you. It’s designed to create a subtle and inspiring sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The tones complement each other beautifully, and will immediately set your mind at ease and boost your wellbeing. Bringing in shades of grey and mauve, this palette uses varying pastel hues to relax your soul.

Dulux colour of the year in blue kitchen setting with cake stand on wooden table

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The workshop palette

The final palette allows people to create adaptable spaces that will refresh their home. From zoning a multi-purpose space in a studio flat, to decorating a home office, the tones in this palette make functional spaces fun. Never again will you feel the drain of working at home eating into your own space, as you can create an area that will brighten your mood, ready for a productive day. Combining the warmth of deep yellows and pale pinks, this motivating palette complements Bright Skies beautifully.

Dulux colour of the year on sloping ceiling with cream walls and bed

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