Refreshing, earthy, serene and comforting; Bright Skies the Dulux 2022 paint colour is a breath of fresh air. Seen here in two room styles from 2LG Studio, this shade is a calming hue for office, living and sleeping spaces. Let it sweep you away into creative pursuits or soothe racing minds during busy days. Designers call it ‘fresh’ and ‘optimistic’ and a great reminder of the freedoms that are now returning to us. Shades of blue are always popular for their mood-enhancing qualities. And you might find; that if you work from home, you’re more productive in a blue room. So, today, we’re embracing Bright Skies the Dulux 2022 paint colour, extolling its benefits and suggesting how to accent it with the perfect natural window covering.
Why it’s the 2022 paint colour
UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador and TV personality, Dr Alex partnered with Dulux to select this year’s paint colour. After a challenging two years, the 2022 colour needed to really reflect the changing mood. They explain, “It’s a shade that inspires optimism for brighter futures and helps us reconnect with the natural wonders of the world we live in.” This colour is designed to open up a space, let air and light in and tap into nature in powerful and revitalising ways.
Styling with Bright Skies
In the Dulux colour theory on Bright Skies, they explain, “you can create a tonal colour scheme just using one single colour. All you do is find, say, blue on the colour wheel and then select different shades of blue to pair with it. The result is a lovely, layered effect that gives your space a stylish sense of light and shade.” Or, you could go with the harmonious colours to either side of Bright Skies on the colour wheel – green and purple – to add depth. Lastly, throw a pop of colour in from the diagonal point – say burnt orange – to create contrast in your room.
How to coordinate blinds with this colour
Since this blue is really quite striking, Bright Skies is best paired with neutral wall coverings. This allows the soothing hue to really speak in a room. Don’t overlook the natural element though. Choose wood or linen window blinds to keep with the theme of nature and the outdoors. Plastic or aluminium blinds are too stark and cold of an accent to this uplifting and optimistic colour of the year. Lastly, add plants to the space to reinforce the clean air aspect to maximum effect.
Spotlight: Motorised Unilux Linen Roller Blind
Out of all our blind styles, this linen roller blind is our number one pick. We find it perfectly complements Bright Skies in any room. Not only do you get the functionality of an automatic blind, but you also get a beautiful window covering. Just pair with when paired with your Amazon Echo or Google Home device. Soft, natural linen looks at home next to the bright and airy blue tone. And it’s perfect for any room of a smaller size where you want to create the illusion of more space.