Colour of the Year 2022 The Studio Colours shown in HomeOffice Inspirational roomset
“How do I make my space feel more open?”

Dr Dulux: How do I make my space feel more open with Bright Skies™?

If you want to make a room in your home feel airy and spacious, turn to our Colour of the Year 2022, Bright SkiesTM. This light, airy blue is the best colour to open up a space. Inspired by the limitless skies around you, use it bring a breath of fresh air into your home.

Bright Skies™ is also incredibly versatile, working alongside its four complementary colour palettes – Workshop, Greenhouse, Studio and Salon – to give any sized room a fresh new look.

With endless colour combinations available to you, Dr Dulux has narrowed down four easy ideas to help spark your creativity. Here’s how you can make a room feel more open with our Colour of the Year 2022 and its ready-made palettes.

Create your own skyscape with a painted ceiling

Colour of the Year 2022 The Salon Colours before painting shown in Kitchen Inspirational roomset

Painted ceilings have been one of our favourite colour trends for the past few years. It’s a clever way to elongate your room and create the illusion of a bigger space.

A light blue like Bright Skies™ can encourage you to look up and imagine your own skyscape. This revitalising shade brings a feeling of openness to your space, as well as a strong connection to the great outdoors. And combined with light complementary tones or just used on its own, it will also make the most of natural daylight.

Dr Dulux can show you how to paint a ceiling, here

Which colours?

Bright Skies™
Cliff Walk
Morning Oats

Match your walls and your cabinets

Colour of the Year 2022 The Studio Colours shown in Kitchen Inspirational roomset

If you’re stuck for space in your kitchen, could you add colour to your cabinets? A pale, gentle tone like Bright Skies™ makes any room feel bright and breezy. Repainting both your cabinet doors and walls in this colour can create a seamless effect and tie the look together. Here you can see that this shade looks beautiful with the natural daylight spilling in from the windows.

Keep things sleek and simple when accessorising your space, choose wooden shelving and clutter-free countertops. 

Which colours?

Bright Skies™

Try two-tone walls in your hallway

Colour of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colours shown in Kitchen Inspirational roomset

The two-tone effect is one of our top wall painting tips for opening up a space that’s on the small side. That’s because painting walls in two complementary shades not only adds visual interest to a space, it gives a room depth.

Here we went for a darker shade on the lower half and a lighter tone above to boost the feeling of height and draw the eye upwards. An easy yet clever trick that instantly makes your space feel more open. 

Which colours?

Moon Cloud
Bright Skies™
Denim Drift™

Refresh your at-home workspace

Colour of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colours shown in HomeOffice Inspirational roomset

Bright Skies™ is the perfect backdrop for busy everyday life. If you’re working from home and running out of steam, use our Colour of the Year 2022 to refresh your worn-out workspace and improve your productivity.  

A refreshing blue like this can bring clarity and calm to a hectic home. When used around windows, Bright Skies™ pulls in the feeling of fresh air and enhances the natural light, creating the illusion of limitless space.

Watch our video for expert wall painting tips or discover more Colour of the Year 2022 ideas.

Which colours?

Bright Skies™

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