Color of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colors shown in LivingRoom Inspirational roomset
Using color to divide your living space

Creating an adaptable home with Dulux Color of the Year

Flexible, do-it-all homes need interiors that can help them fulfill countless roles, from sanctuary to family home to office. The Workshop palette has this multipurpose ethos at its heart. Try these four decorating ideas to help your home work harder with Dulux Color of the Year, Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113), and Workshop colors.

Today more than ever, there’s a call for our homes to be everything to us – office, school, restaurant, cinema, sanctuary – so we need colors that can support this multifunctional role. The Workshop palette – with its joyful, bright tones – is ideal for a multipurpose space. Positive and complementary, these shades work brilliantly alongside Dulux Color of the Year, Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113), and can be combined in a multitude of different ways.

Workshop shades are perfect for color-blocking, for defining specific zones in an open-plan space and for creating a visual connection between two adjoining rooms. They can also add a splash of personality, whether they’re used as flat color or as part of a dramatic paint effect. Individually or in combination, these colors can instantly revitalize your space. 

Try these four dynamic decorating ideas using Dulux Color of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113), and the Workshop palette.

1. Create a do-it-all living room

Color of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colors shown in LivingRoom Inspirational roomset

Against a backdrop of airy Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113), Workshop colors are perfect for picking out architectural features or functional areas. Singled out in sunny yellow, this wall with recessed shelves on either side becomes the focal point of a comfortable living room, providing a modern and adaptable storage area for books, ceramics, work files and pieces of art.

Which colors?

Cobra Bite (65YY 70/540)
Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113)

2. Use color for a sense of space in a bedroom

Color of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colors shown in BedRoom Inspirational roomset

Be clever with color in a compact bedroom to make the space feel bigger. Walls painted in light and airy Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113) make the room feel expansive, while a paint-effect headboard in bright Workshop colors creates a fabulous feature, and takes up no space. With the same tones picked out in the bedlinen and cushions, the result is refreshing, relaxing and cohesive.  

Which colors?

Tierra Del Fuego (60YR 31/368)
Cobra Bite (65YY 70/540)
Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113)
Creme Brulee (00YY 26/220)
Olive Fantasy (34YY 31/502)
Blueberry Lolly (06BB 39/179)

3. Paint yourself a splashback

Color of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colors shown in Kitchen Inspirational roomset

When the kitchen is also the office and the playroom, you may not want to give it a purely practical look. Bring in some color to make it feel like somewhere the whole family can spend time together – whether cooking, relaxing or playing. Using bands of Workshop colors behind the cabinets is a clever way of defining the utility area without using glass or tiles. Use a grease-resistant paint, such as Dulux Wash & Wear, which resists everyday cooking stains and is washable without the color fading. 

Which colors?

Tierra Del Fuego (60YR 31/368)
Puccini Pink (10YR 57/080)
Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113)
Pale Clover (30GY 41/173)
Olive Fantasy (34YY 31/502)

4. Eat, work and play in a dining area

Color of the Year 2022 The Workshop Colors shown in HomeOffice Inspirational roomset

Nothing makes a better backdrop for a multipurpose space than the fresh, airy tones of Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113), Dulux Color of the Year 2022. As well as making the most of the daylight, it can help bring calm and clarity to a busy family area, whatever it’s being used for. And don’t forget, because those Workshop colors work so well against it, you can add accessories in similar zingy tones. 

Which colors?

Bright Skies™ (Blueberry Mash 14 BB 55/113)