In the world of design, a new year marks a brand new chapter of interior trends. From furniture styles and colour schemes to simply re-thinking the way we live in our homes, trends can be a resurgence of an existing ideology (take the revival of 70s rattan furniture, for example) or something entirely new. Today we're talking colour - particularly blue - in line with the Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: Bright Skies.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

Dulux Colour of the Year 2022

Bright Skies

Dulux Bright Skies is a light blue paint shade that brings a breath of fresh air to our homes. Pale but not cold, this colour has an underlying brightness that Dulux describe as “airy and optimistic”.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Their reasoning behind the choice is simple. In recent years, life as we know it has been turned upside down. And with many of us spending more and more time at home, we’ve had to reassess the way we live. Bright Skies is all about opening up our spaces and revitalising our lives. It brings in nature without using conventional green shades, creating a fresh, airy and comfortable sanctuary.

What is the Colour of the Year?

A Forecast of Colour Trends Ahead

Every year, experts in colour select a shade to set the tone of interior palettes for the upcoming year and beyond. Using the latest trend predictions and their diverse knowledge of colour, brands like Dulux - one of the UK's leading paint brands - and Pantone - international experts in colour - conduct widespread research and choose a single colour to influence various aspects of our lives, including interior design.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies

Feel Inspired by Blue

How to Interpret the Colour Trend in Your Home

From furniture pieces to home accessories, you can take inspiration from the refreshing blue shades of Bright Skies in a number of ways.

Keep it Light

Stay on the lighter shade of blue with this colour trend. Get a Bright Skies feel with Farrow & Ball No. 27 Parma Grey or No. 89 Lulworth Blue.

Soft Upholstery

Select core furniture pieces like sofas and chairs in soft light blue upholstery to create an uplifting and sumptuous space. Metallic finishes enhance the blue for a feeling of luxury while earthy wood accents tie in with the theme of nature.

Simple Accessory Swaps

To incorporate this colour trend into your own home, you needn't overhaul your entire interior scheme. Simply swap in light blue accessories. From vases and cushions to faux flowers, take inspiration from the light shades of Dulux's Bright Skies by revitalising and freshening up your home with easy decor swaps.

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