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Every year, Dulux colour experts examine global design trends to establish the brand’s official Colour of the Year.

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Dulux announces Colour of the Year 2022

The selected shade for 2022 is Dulux ‘Bright Skies™ ’ - a fresh and airy tone that can bring new light and life to any space; much like carefully chosen window dressings.

To choose the Colour of the Year 2022, Dulux forms a panel of international design experts to advise on the mood of the moment and share their insights on the colour trends that will shape the way we live.

Dulux colour experts then chose the best colour to reflect those findings.

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 Skies™ is a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to open up and revitalise your home.”

Four easy-to-use palettes have also been created around the shade, so you can refresh your spaces with different colour combinations.

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Bright Skies™ Workshop Colour Palette

The Bright Skies™ Workshop palette brings vibrant and joyful colours that would create an inspirational backdrop for any activity – perfect for living rooms that act as a social hub, kids’ classroom, home office, and more.

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Bright Skies™ Greenhouse Colour Palette

Within the Bright Skies™Greenhouse palette, there are trend-led greens and blues to bring an atmosphere of nature into your home. In a rural location, these natural shades reflect your home’s surroundings and in an urban space, they can make you feel more in touch with the great outdoors.

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Bright Skies™ Studio Colour Palette

Bright Skies™ combined with the Studio colour palette can make your home a soothing space to recharge and feel calm and inspired.

Together, these soft and airy shades can help you escape the every day and give a comfortable, consoling feel.

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Bright Skies™ Salon Colour Palette

The Bright Skies™ Salon palette combines soft whites and light neutrals to provide the perfect blank canvas for you to feel safe and comfortable to embrace new ideas. Ideal for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Whichever colour palette you choose for your home, there’s a Luxaflex shade to suit your home and windows. You can either select a complementary colour blind, or a light and airy sheer-backed shade such as Pirouette® to let natural light showcase your chosen paint colours.