Dulux just revealed its colour of the year for 2022

Dulux has announced its 19th annual Colour of the Year 2022. The decision was made after a three-day virtual workshop that included top design and fashion experts.

The team wanted something that would epitomize the world we live in today and, as well as emerging architecture, fashion trends and cultural events, this year they also had to take into account the global pandemic and how it has impacted our lives. They distilled the results of all this into a single colour that encapsulated the mood.


The official Dulux Colour of 2022 is Bright Skies™. A breathe of fresh air, it’s a light and optimistic shade that, at a time when we have been confined to our homes, connects us with nature, the great outdoors and the seemingly limitless sky itself.

‘Right now, people want to feel revitalised and enjoy the freedoms that are returning to them, to look out and bring in new ideas. What better inspiration can we take than the endless skies around us?” says Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux. “It is widely known that nature makes us feel better and taking steps to bring the outside in enhances our sense of wellbeing.’


With millions of people now adapting to a hybrid working pattern, the colour needed was one that is flexible and open, to empower this multi-purpose lifestyle and the demands we put on our spaces.

Bright Skies™ is not simply about daydreaming, it’s about making those dreams into a reality and forging ahead with changes that we want to make, adventures that we want to go on and plans we want to put in place.


Along with Bright Skies™, Dulux has created four supporting colour palettes, to inspire and facilitate decorating projects in every kind of room, Greenhouse, Salon, Studio and Workshop.

Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies™ is available from 14 September 2021. Look out for its specially designed can that features new branding to set it apart from the rest of the Dulux range.

For more information, visit: dulux.co.uk