Whatever the size of your open-plan space, zoning it into separate areas can help it work more effectively, particularly if it’s performing multiple roles – as living room, workspace and play area, for example. Paint is a great way to achieve this, as using different colours for different areas can give a space identity even without walls.
Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™, and its palettes provide you with the perfect ready-made coordinating colour schemes to make zoning easy. How you use these combinations will depend on the zones you need, but Bright Skies™ and its colours can work together in multiple ways to bring a feeling of flexibility and a breath of fresh air to any open-plan space.
Here are four easy ways to zone using Dulux Colour of the Year 2022, Bright Skies™.
1. Paint yourself a home office
If a relaxing space, such as a lounge or a bedroom, is the only place available for a desk and chair, choose a backdrop for the room that works for whatever you’re doing in it. Here, tones from the Workshop palette bring warmth, while a ceiling painted in Bright Skies™ adds a fresh, airy feel and a welcome connection to nature.
2. Divide a space for homework and play
When a space needs to serve two purposes, such as this child’s room, splitting it with different colours is a clever solution. Bright Skies™ is just the right shade for inspiring focus and concentration, while a coordinating tone of muted mustard is perfect for play. A dividing line in a vibrant colour adds an extra highlight.
3. Highlight a feature
Single out a section of a larger room, such as this mezzanine-level office, with colour. Using one shade to define the space in this way, helps to separate work from relaxation, and Bright Skies™ is the perfect light and airy shade to boost concentration. The rest of the room, finished in soft shades of pale pink and muted mustard, becomes the perfect space for unwinding at the end of a busy day once work is over.
4. Link rooms with colour
If there’s a partial division between adjoining rooms, paint can help connect the two areas together. Here, a circle of Bright Skies™ echoes the colour of the walls beyond and draws the airy feeling of the sky from the office into the hallway.