Dulux’s colour of the year is here to set the tone for the coming year, shaped and guided by interior trends to come.

This year, the colour they’re celebrating is Bright Skies. An airy and easy-going blue tone that brings thoughts of Summery skies and fresh air.

To help you incorporate this on-trend shade in your home, we’ve got the perfect pieces. From cushions to curtains and rugs to help inject the interior style of 2022 into your space.

Bright Skies Rugs

When it comes to a yearly change of colour, it may be that you don’t want a full decor change. The colour of the year may feel too trend-led to want a full interior makeover.

Which is where a rug comes in. A rug is easy to incorporate to your existing decor, to inject some freshness with the hues and palettes of the coming year. We love the Newquay Leaf Flatweave style in light blue to do just that.

a blue flatweave rug with leaf patterns on it against a white cut out background

This rug is a flatweave style, and is even hardy enough to be styled outdoors as well as indoors. The leaf design gives a contemporary style to the 2022 colour palette.

With this rug coming in four different sizes, you can opt for a floor covering style – depending on the size of your living room. This will help to create a significant change to your interior space, without having to fully commit to a rehaul.

Bright Skies Bedding

If you’d rather bring an updated feel to your bedroom rather than living room, another option is to incorporate Dulux’s colour of the year through your bedding.

Blue is a calm and tranquil shade, and a light blue such as bright skies brings a soothing and relaxing feel to a bedroom space. 

Another trend for the coming season is styles and prints that reminisce to English heritage and countryside. So if you want to bring your interior into 2022, try out this Flight Of The Orient bedding set by Ted Baker. 

ted baker's flight of the orient bedding in a modern bedroom with dulux's colour of the year scheme

This style is a designer piece that will bring colour and luxury to your bed. Made with a sateen finish with a thread count of 220, this bedding is pleasing to the touch as well as to the eyes.

Bright Skies Curtains

If you want to go a step further at bringing Dulux’s colour of the year into your home, try incorporating curtains in this hue.

Curtains help to frame and accent a room. They are a great way to bring in new patterns, shapes and shades without a total redesign.

Bright Skies is a light and airy blue shade, which is one that can complement and brighten a room. A lighter shade is essential for curtains, and darker hues can make a room seem smaller and closed off. A style like these Jay Curtains by Helena Springfield are a perfect way to try the colour.

blue curtains set up by a window with floral and bird patterns on it in dulux's colour of the year

These have a decidedly vintage design in the floral Jay bird print. With a modern twist through the palette of the curtains.

Not only are they perfect for updating your interior, they’re also lined for warmth and to help block light. Meaning they’re perfect for all seasons, and any room.

Bright Skies Cushion

Are the above styles still too much of an interior change-up for what you’re looking for? If so, then opt for smaller home accessories to bring in an accent of Dulux’s colour of the year for 2022.

We always suggest using cushions to add an accent colour in your home interiors. They’re an easy addition to your home, and are a great way to change up your home decor without much fuss. This Restore Embroidered Leaf cushion is the perfect example of how to do this.

aqua blue cushions set on a blue bedding set in a modern style bedroom

In a slightly more aqua tone to the colour of the year. This is a calm and cool accent to bring into your home. 

If you want to mix in Bright Skies with other colours, a light blue works very well with light and warm pinks and yellows. Or you can work it with a neutral to white interior to bring some colour to a minimalist space.

Bright Skies Throws

For another minimal and easy take on Dulux’s colour of the year, another easy to incorporate accessory is that of a blanket or throw.

This home accessory can work in multiple rooms from the bedroom to the living room. Plus, it is a practical use for the coming cold and wintery months!

For a true light blue take on the colour trend, opt for something like the Be Still Knitted wool throw by Katie Piper.

a chunky wool blanket thrown on a bed with blue bedding in a wooden and modern bedroom

In an invitingly chunky style, this knitted throw would work with any interior space. Plus, it’s simple to bring in or out of your decor to change accent shades or simply bring some new season style to your space.

To go all out with this on-trend look, pair with the matching be still bedding set.


What’re your thoughts on Dulux’s colour of the year? Will you be changing your interiors to represent the light, bright skies of 2022?

Let us know in the comments. For more ideas of how to bring colour into your room, without decorating, read our guide here.