Refresh Your Home With Dulux’s Colour Of 2022, Bright Skies

Dulux have announced Bright Skies as their Colour of the Year 2022.

The colour experts at Dulux describe Bright Skies as ‘an airy and fresh tone that opens up and breathes new life into any space’. We’ll be seeing a lot more of this hopeful and optimistic colour in the coming months.

Every year, Dulux colour experts translate global design trends into the new Colour of the Year. Discover how you can use this transformative shade, plus its four complementary colour palettes, to reinvent your home.

Eager to refresh your home with Bright Skies blue? Here are some of the lovely homewares and gifts available…

Ariel Chaise Longue

The fabulous, curvaceous Ariel Chaise Longue combines natural, Art Nouveau-inspired forms, with the clean lines and tapered legs typical of mid-century design.

The gorgeous, segmented seashell-like frame adds a dramatic flair to any room, while the dark wooden feet provide contemporary glamour. Pick the fabric of your choice and Sweetpea & Willow will use only the highest quality materials to provide you with the best products at fabulous prices. Pictured in Luxury Velvet – Glacier.

£1295, Sweetpea & Willow

Pastel Blue Knitted Cotton Pouffe Footstool

A delicate shade of blue, made from 100% cotton and tightly filled to ensure long lasting rigidity, this footstool will be the centrepiece of any room for years to come.
Why not pair it with a pastel blue throw and scatter cushions to complete the look? Or introduce it into a traditionally English style room with gingham curtains and accessories.

Measuring 40cm tall, this knitted pouffe is perfect for all the family and can be used as an occasional seat, should you have guests.

£29.99, Homescapes Online, tel 0121 3680051

Cow Parsley Vase

Cow parsley (or ‘Gorth y fail’ in Welsh) erupts all over meadows, hedgerows and lanes across Wales in spring and summer. This stunning handmade vase captures the feel of the Welsh countryside with a striking tactile ‘cow parsley’ effect on the outside in a beautiful blue glaze.

Created with love by our master potter in the hills of Carmarthenshire. Perfect for displaying a posy of spring flowers, or use purely as decoration. Dishwasher and microwave safe
Height: 14cm, approx 8cm diameter. Perfect for wildflowers.

£42, Welsh Otter

Summer Garden Remy Blue/Natural Round Dining Table with 6 Blue Stacking Armchairs

This beautiful Remy dining set is ideal for small spaces. This set seats six, and the chairs can stack for convenience.
Table 130cm diameter.

Was £1,399, Now £909, Bridgman, tel 020 8804 7474

Island Breeze 1-Door Wide Wardrobe

Paint colour: Little Boy Blue. A useful wardrobe solution for the smaller bedroom, guest room, hallway, landing or bathroom.

Supplied as standard with a single hanging rail, but is also available with drawers below or with additional hanging rails or shelves. Just call and let us know what you need.

Width 1260mm x Height 1860mm x Depth 59mm

£685, The Painted Furniture Company, tel 01285 656 041

Oak Tree At First Light Wallpaper

Roll Size: 10.05m x 52cm roll (395″ x 20.47″) Repeat: 76cm (29.92″). Material: Non-woven ‘paste the wall’ wallpaper.

The hand drawn design features a gnarly ancient oak tree with tangled vines growing diagonally up the wall with a few delicate acorns. Legend calls the mighty oak the most powerful of all the trees.

At First Light consists of varying shades of blue, from classic navy to cool china blue.

£89 per roll, Abigail Edwards Wallpaper and Fabrics

Ledbury Powder Blue Pattern Tiles

These encaustic styled Ledbury tiles are perfect for injecting a vintage statement into any floor or wall space. The decorative patterned design adds a charming period appearance. These tiles are made from durable ceramic and have a satin finish. Tile size: 450 x 450 x 10mm

£23.95 /sq m, Walls and Floors, tel 01536314730

Havanna Hanging Hammock Chair in Blue

The Havanna Marine Hanging Chair Hammock in Grey, Blue and White can be hung in your home or from a tree. Waterproof, sturdy and extremely comfortable, they are a perfect retreat for reading a good book and enjoying the sun. So wide, it’s almost as big as many standard hammocks – you won’t find a better chair to relax in!

  • Quadruple stitched ends
  • Strong beech wood support bar with a special design that secures the ropes and prevents sliding towards the centre
  • Made in Brazil from Elltex UV and Weatherproof material
  • Maximum load capacity 150kg
  • Seat: Length 150cm, Width 120cm

£89, Cuckooland, tel 01305 231231

Icon® Classic Faux Fur Frozen Blue Bean Bag

A luxurious faux fur bean bag in frozen blue. Beautifully crafted with 2 tone luxuriously deep faux fur. Perfect for kids or a great accent pouffe for any living space.

£59.99, BeanBagBazaar Tel 01670 330499

Blue Pine Fusion Mineral Paint

Blue Pine is a beautiful versatile blue-green with a grey tint, making it the perfect choice to make a bold statement on its own or as a neutral foundation within any room.

Fusion Mineral Paint is a revolution in furniture painting. Easy to apply and self-levelling, it gives the smoothest of matte finishes with an unrivalled durability.

Fusion is a water-based paint that requires minimal prep work and, with a built-in top coat, there’s no need for waxes or sealers either.

£23.99 for 500ml, Claire’s CraftHouse

The Barnaby Light Blue Tiny Tots Cushion

A fresh yet confident design, intended for a child’s bedroom but gorgeous anywhere! The Barnaby measures 30cm x 30cm, and is filled with an oversized down and feather insert to ensure a deep luxurious feel.

It has an invisible zip along the bottom seam and is made from 100% natural cotton. All cushions are handcrafted in the UK.

£65, Evie and Skye, +44 (0)1442 780 336

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