Dr Dulux: How do I reinvent my home with Colour of the Year? - Dulux
Dr Dulux: How do I reinvent my home with Colour of the Year?

Take the airy tones of our Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies, mix with the soft whites and warm neutrals of the Salon palette and you have the perfect recipe for reinvention.

Whether you’ve recently moved into a new home or you’ve grown tired of your current interiors, these colours of paint can help you take a fresh approach to your decorating – creating a blank canvas for you to build on in any way you choose.

On their own or as colour combinations, the reason that Salon shades make a great starting point for a new look is that they go well with everything. A collection of soft whites and light neutrals, they can open up any space and get your home ready for anything.

Here are four indoor painting tips and techniques from Dr Dulux to help you use Salon colours around your home…

Freshen a living room with a two-tone look

Perhaps the oldest trick in the book, but neutral colours of paint really do freshen up a space. In this living room, we framed a relaxed seating area with a beautiful border of Bright Skies to create an inviting place for conversation.

There’s no need to stick to flat planes of colour either – a curved arch adds interest to your room. You could also paint your open shelving in a crisp white or a light neutral from the Salon palette to make them ready for anything – books, flowers or simply a collection of the things you love.

Expand your bedroom’s horizons

Painting walls in the same colour as your ceiling is a clever way to blur the boundaries of a room and make it feel more spacious.

With our Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies, you can recreate a feeling of limitless sky. Wrap this light, airy blue around your bedroom and notice how your space instantly opens up. When it comes to styling, complete the look with accessories in natural tones and textures. 

Give your kitchen a new direction 

If your kitchen is looking a little tired and in need of a refresh, try painting walls in airy, neutral Salon colours such as Cliff Walk. This will make the space fresh, adaptable and easy-going. In this kitchen, we also painted a panel of our Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies, to add interest to the plain splashback. It’s a simple way to give your room a boost of energy and a touch of style!

Define your workspace with colour

Having a calm and comfortable workspace has never been more important. To create your perfect home office, try layering the soft neutrals like light grey from the Salon palette. Combining light, airy and warm colours of paint can free of your workspace of distractions and helps you focus on the task in hand. Why not add an accent of Bright Skies to bring your new, contemporary look to life?

Want more Colour of the Year 2022 inspiration? Take a look at our wall painting tips and the latest colour trends to try.