Colour Know-How: Create A New Room Colour Scheme Mood Board with the Dulux Visualizer App and Paint Testers

Starting a new decorating project can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. While exploring different paint colour palettes is lots of fun, finding one that’s perfect for your home requires research, or at least, a few colour moodboards.

The good news, we’re here to make things easier for you.

In this guide, we’re going to show you how to choose the right shade for your home from our new Colour of the Year 2022 palettes. We explain what mood boards are and why you should use them, as well as talk about the clever Dulux colour tools within your reach. But first…


 

What are the four Colour of the Year 2022 palettes?

When we launched Bright SkiesTM as our Colour of the Year 2022, we also created four ready-made paint colour palettes to help you easily revitalise every room of your home. Here’s what they are and how they can transform a space.

Workshop Palette – Multicoloured and joyful, this light, bright palette is perfect for reinventing the home. Use these shades for zoning in a multipurpose, do-it-all space.

Greenhouse Palette – Refreshing blues and greens that can make any room feel in touch with the natural world. Use these fresh naturals to bring an air of tranquillity into your home.

Studio Palette – Pale pinks and blues, use these subtle and inspiring shades to turn any space into a soothing sanctuary. They can help you recharge and escape the everyday.

Salon Palette – Soft whites and light neutrals, use these colours as a blank canvas in your home. Fresh and unifying, they can make your room ready for anything.

Every shade in our new paint colour palettes works beautifully with Bright SkiesTM, a light, airy and optimistic blue. 

Read on for tips on how to find the right colour for your home.

Collect and share your ideas on a colour moodboard

The best thing you can do when choosing a new colour scheme is gather all your ideas together in one place. And that’s exactly what a mood board is for. As the name suggests, it helps you visualise the mood you want to create in your home.

Use your mood board to experiment with different paint colour palettes and see which colours work with your décor and interiors. It can act as a great starting point for your project and help you bring your vision to life.

For each of the Colour of the Year 2022 palettes, we talk you through some stunning moodboards, showing you how the palettes can work within the home – making it easier than ever to introduce the trendy schemes into your spaces. You can watch them here.

Whether this is your first time creating a colour moodboard or you simply want a refresher on how the process works, watch this video for expert tips and inspiration from Dulux Creative Director, Marianne Shillingford.  

Bring your ideas to life with the Dulux Visualiser App

At Dulux, we have a range of colour tools that make choosing the right shade simple. Once you’ve gathered your ideas together on your colour moodboard, the next step is to see how they look on your walls.

The Dulux Visualiser App lets you do just that.

Using new colour picker technology, you can see your room in any colour, before you’ve even picked up your paint brush! Capture a colour you love and the app will find the closest match. There are suggested colour schemes on the app, too, so you can complete your look.

Download our paint visualiser to your iOS or Android device today for free!

Take your favourite colours for a spin using a paint tester

Now it’s time to get your favourite colours on your walls. A quick and easy way to sample a shade from the Colour of the Year 2022 palettes is with a paint tester.

Dulux Roller Testers let you to try out multiple shades without having to commit to a colour scheme. Better yet, they’re really easy to use and will only set you back £1.96 - we’ll even deliver them to your door for free!

Order a roller tester today and find the right colour for your home.

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