Cover Dulux's Colour of the Year 2022 is Bright Skies, a pale blue hue

Chase the blues away by decorating your space with furnishings inspired by Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2022, a pale blue hue named Bright Skies

Imbuing a sense of carefree relaxation, Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2022 is a light blue hue named Bright Skies. Described by Dulux as a “light, airy and optimistic blue”  that “opens up and breathes new life into any space”, the shade was selected according to the increased importance that colour plays in our homes. 

As per the other 19 Dulux Color of the Year shades, Bright Skies was chosen by an international panel of design experts who analysed global trends and key insights as part of the colour selection process. The versatile colour plays well in a variety of spaces; it can serve as a soothing shade for the bedroom or an uplifting hue for the home office. If you’re looking to ease the shade into your space, we’ve rounded up a selection of stylish furnishings and decor pieces in the cool blue hue; see our list below.

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1. Baxter Budapest Soft sofa by Paola Navone

Designed by Italian architect and designer Paola Navone, the contemporary sofa sports a refined silhouette and linear lines. The Baxter bestseller features soft leather upholstery with sharp edge stitching, and rests on sturdy metal feet that elevate the structure and offers a sense of lightness. 

Available at Space Furniture

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2. Cole & Son Fresco Sky wallpaper from the Historic Royal Palaces Collection

When you think of blue skies, light and wispy clouds will also come to mind. This ethereal wallpaper, embodying the same airiness as Dulux’s Bright Skies, is an ode to Italian painter Antonio Verrio’s iconic mural ceiling that’s above the King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace. 

Available at Goodrich Global

3. Fritz Hansen No2 Recycle chair

A collection of high and low chairs that embrace sustainability, Fritz Hansen’s No2 Recycle chairs are made from upcycled plastic household waste. The design features a crease at the back that’s inspired by a folded piece of paper; this also serves as extra support and additional comfort for the upper and lower back. With an eco-friendly design at its core, the chairs are able to be recycled again once they reach the end of their lifespan. It's also available in several soothing blue hues (see above).

Available at W. Atelier

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4. Cassina LC6 table by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand

A refined structure that exhibits the best of glass and steel, the LC6 table from Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina delivers an industrial touch to your space. Designed by the iconic design trio that consists of renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier alongside his long-time collaborators Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the table is formed out of an Italian glass tabletop and a steel tubular base structure. 

Available at W. Atelier

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5. Circu Shark stool

Kids (and adults) will delight in this baby shark stool from the luxury children’s furniture label Circu. Boasting a fun and comfortable design that adds a jaw-dropping—pardon the pun—sense of wonder and amazement, the ottoman will help brighten any space.

Available from Circu

6. Sweetpea & Willow Ariel bed

With an art nouveau-inspired form and an elegant silhouette, the Ariel bed from London-based luxury furniture boutique Sweetpea and Willow will make a dreamy addition to any bedroom. The plush statement headboard features a chic seashell-like design that infuses contemporary glamour into the room.

Available from Sweetpea & Willow

7. &Tradition Flowerpot VP9 table lamp by Verner Panton

The Flowerpot table lamp is synonymous with the Flower Power movement in the 1960s, breaking traditional conventions to embrace a light-hearted and open mentality. Designed by notable Danish designer Verner Panton, the lightweight lamp has a semi-domed upper shade and is equipped with a charging cable for portable ease.

Available from Made & Make

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