What is Dulux colour of the year 2022?

What is Dulux colour of the year 2022?

Dulux Bright Skies is paint Colour of the Year 2022 for homes & interiors

Today Dulux announced its Colour of the Year for 2022. And that colour is a shade of light blue called Bright SkiesTM.

Most peoples' lives were significantly impacted when the Coronavirus pandemic hit like a freight train. So it's no surprise that Dulux has taken this into consideration when looking at colour trends and deciding on its key colour for 2022.

Together with a group of international design and colour experts, AkzoNobel, the company behind the paint brand Dulux, has been looking at colour trends and how they influence the way we live in our spaces. Particularly now that our homes are also our workspaces. The colours we use, the way we incorporate nature into our lives and spaces, and the influence of art on our well-being and comfort are more important than ever.

Dulux describes Bright Skies as "a light, airy and optimistic blue that’s good for the soul. It promises to open up and revitalise your home."

We are big fans of the colour blue here at Claude & Leighton, and use it a lot in our art and design. So we like the hint of grey tone and freshness of the Bright Skies shade. Doesn't it make you think of happy summer days lying on a sandy beach staring up a cloudless blue sky?

Adding pale blue Bright Skies to walls with art

The well-known paint company has introduced four different colour palettes that work with the main pale blue shade. The colours are mostly soft and gentle and can be used to create light, comfortable and natural spaces in the home. Let's take a look:

The Greenhouse palette is all about fresh natural colours and bringing the feel of the outdoors inside. Combine the light and mossy greens with blue and natural tones to give a positive feel of nature, whether you live in the countryside or in the city.

In its room set, Dulux has added plants and touches of natural and earthy colours to work with its Bright Skies blue wall.

Photo credit: Dulux

In our own styled image below, our featured botanical art print hangs on a wall painted in Blue Skies pale blue. There is a real feel of nature, not only from the gorgeous Monstera Leaves in the print, but also from the lush plants and little touches of natural colour tones.

Claude & Leighton botanical blue Monstera Leaves art print hanging on a Dulux Bright Skies blue wall

Photo credit: Claude & Leighton

Featured art print: Blue & Copper Monstera Leaves

The Studio Colours palette includes beautifully soft and light colours designed to feel inspiring and comfortable. An escape from the world outside and a place to gently recharge.

The palette includes soft pale pinks and a lovely orange red, which Dulux has combined with the Bright Skies blue to create this lovely uplifting yet restful living space.

Photo credit: Dulux

In our own example in the image below we show how you can bring the pale blue shade into your room through the lovely floral art print on the wall, which also picks out the lovely dusky pink shade.

Claude & Leighton botanical Blue Vase of Pink & White Flowers art print ties in so well with Dulux Bright Skies Studio palette

Photo credit: Claude & Leighton

Featured art print: Blue Vase of Pink & White Flowers

The Salon Colours palette is all about light and airy neutrals and soft whites, which give your home a sense of calm, comfort and safety. A sense of open space that gives you options for daily activity. 

Photo credit: Dulux

In our styled bedroom image below, soft whites in the bed linens and the earthy tones of Brave Ground feature from the Salon palette. Accents of Bright Skies blue have been added with the single horizontal stripe on the wall and our set of 3 Blissful Blue Leaves prints.

Claude & Leighton Blissful Blue Leaves art prints tie in well with Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

Photo credit: Claude & Leighton

Featured set of art prints: Blissful Blue Leaves

The Workshop palette of colours is designed to create fun, happy and uplifting feel for any multifunctional spaces in your home.

Dulux has used a combination of yellow, orange, blue and pink to produce a workspace that would be fun and creative place to spend time with children.

Photo credit: Dulux

With our own styled image below, we have gone for a grown-up living room. Making a feature of the peachy yellow shades from the palette through the sofa and our Memory Lane art print. Adding a more subtle use of the Bright Skies blue and pale green and pink from the palette on the wall and in accessories.

Claude & Leighton Memory Lane orange abstract art print shown framed in a living room

Photo credit: Claude & Leighton

Featured art print: Memory Lane


We hope that you have found this look at the new Dulux Colour of the Year and our ideas on how to achieve the style through adding art prints and accessories useful? Let us know in the comments.

All the best,








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Jayne Leighton Herd

Jayne Leighton Herd is a British professional artist and designer. She has been successfully selling her original abstract and landscape paintings for over 17 years. She co-founded Claude & Leighton in 2020 with her husband Laurent, as an online art destination for fine art print reproductions of her original art, her figurative work, and her original digital artwork. Jayne regularly writes blog posts and articles to share her knowledge and experience of art and working with colour, and to help and inspire people to bring art, colour and design into their homes and offices.

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