Get ahead of the curve by adding Dulux 2022 colour of the year in your home
Dulux Colour of The Year 2022 has been announced and is quite appropriate to our post-pandemic world. Bright Skies, has hints of lilac, cerulean, and its soothing tones hold a lot of hope for the future.
In a world weary of staring at walls, and gazing longingly out at the skies beyond, this shade emits a sense of open and airy space. It is such a versatile colour that provides a bright base, to then layer and build colour on top of.
"This year, vibrant colours and light tones are re-emerging – a reflection, perhaps of our need for positivity and a fresh approach," explained Heleen van Gent, head of Dulux's parent company.
If you're looking to update your space without giving it a complete overhaul, look no further. We've scoured our favourite online stores to find Bright Skies inspired pieces you can add to your home and stay on-trend.
Bright Skies from the ground up:
Garden of Eden can fit into any contemporary home. The big, bold print celebrates florals, and the yellow pops of colour amidst the cool blues, add a hint of summer all year round. This stunning rug works in your living, dining or bedroom.
If you're looking for something more understated, Riviera would be the perfect match for you. The cool tones of Bright Skies blue and the ripples of cream tones interspersed within, provide a feeling of luxurious calm.
Blue Skies we can relax on:
This Norman Copenhagen Circus Footstool comes in the cool tones of Brighter Skies and can be paired in any space with a myriad of colours and styles. The soft finish and curved edges make it a beautiful addition to your living room. Use it as a footstool or place a decorative tray on top.
Add this LeChamp set of dining chairs and elevate your table set up! Forget about impressing with the cuisine at dinner parties when you have chairs this stunning. The best part? They are comfy too. Nothing better than when form meets function so well.
Illuminate your inside skies:
Brigthen any room with this industrial pendant light Bikkel Steinhauer, whether you use it as a dining room centrepiece, add multiple pendants over your kitchen island or even hang it above your desk. The cover is such a striking shade of blue with the added instrustrial touches for extra appeal.
The Pauleen True Charm table lamp is where Brigtht Skies meets Tiffany Blue. While it's not a pure shade of the Dulux 2022 colour, it still evokes feelings of sophisticated calm. Is there a better desk lamp? We think not!
Add shades of the Colour of the Year to your kitchen and cutlery. Pour a cup of steaming coffee from this stoneware cafetiere by Le Creuset. Elegant yet functional, the enameled surface is stain resistant and easy to clean. The cool blue finish speaks of lazy mornings with a hint of frost in the air. And of course, aromatic coffee!
Cook up a storm in this round casserole dish from Le Creuset’s Coastal Blue Collection. A kitchen essential, the egg-shell blue casserole is not only excellent for slow cooking and roasting but looks exceedingly chic when brought out at the dinner table.
Host 2022 with this exquisite Denby Pottery 12-piece tableware set. Made with locally sourced clay, the tableware set is oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. Bone-blue, and sleekly finished, the plates and bowls will be a beautiful addition to your home.
If you don’t want to invest in big changes, and subtlety is more your thing, go for these adorable Le Creuset salt and pepper mills in Coastal Blue. They provide a fresh splash of colour to your dining table and bursts of flavour to your food.
Bedrooms and Dreamscapes:
Overhaul your bedroom design by simply adding this dreamyduvet set. Soothing blue, dappled with white polka dots for a dramatic flare, this 100% cotton duvet set by Appletree is everything you need at the end of the day. Sink beneath the covers, and thank us later.
Or, go for this bold but understated duvet set by John Lewis & Partners that captures the essence of Brighter Skies in its hues and tones. Made from 300 thread count cotton, it is high quality and promises to keep you cool and comfortable through the night.
Set the mood with these blackout thermal eyelet curtains in Bright Skies blue. During the day, these add brigthness to your room, while the blackout lets you enjoy a longer snooze on the weekends. The curtains are hard-wearing and will add a touch of sophistication to any room.
Add accents of blue to your house with these eye-catching Morris & Co. Gold Lily cushions in the colour Fig. Depicting a beautiful print of leaves, flowers, rabbits and birds, it is a statement piece that will set up any room in the house. Comfortable to boot, it is truly a must-have of the season.
Step out from a relaxing bath and cocoon yourself in the comfort of the TEKLA hooded bath robe in Bright Skies blue. It is 100% organic cotton that is super absorbent and soft. If you aren't wanting to add the trendy colour to your decor, why not wear it instead!
Speaking of organic products – towels from Vossen’s Pure Collection are made without any use of animal products. They are made from organic cotton and velour trim for that extra softness. They are a great, environmentally conscious choice.
Something in the Air:
Refresh the new year by investing in the Madebyzen Quartz Aroma Diffuser. It comes with mood lighting in the shade of perfect Brighter Skies blue that are viewed through quartz crystals. Add the light of quartz to your aroma therapy session and reach a place of Zen to start off the new year.
Or, invest in the gentle scents of ECOYA’s coconut and elderflower mini diffuser. Perfect for small spaces and less obtrusive than its larger counterparts, this diffuser lasts up to three months and packs quite the aromatic punch.
For more gorgeous home decor inspiration, be sure to check out our Home Edit section.
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