British brands Stoves and Dulux have partnered to create a collection of range cookers in the 2022 colour of the year, Bright Skies.
Stoves is rolling out Bright Skies across dual fuel and induction models of its Richmond Deluxe range cookers from October 2021.
The appliance manufacturer was the first to adopt the Dulux colour of the year for a range cooker, with featuring Brave Ground on its Richmond Deluxe models last year.
Bright Skies, which is an airy, light blue, has been added to the Stoves Colour Boutique collection, which features shades developed based on research by WGSN, an authority on consumer and design trends.
Bright Skies was selected as Dulux Colour of the Year by an expert panel of colour designers, trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from around the world, and is described as bringing a hint of the natural world inside.
Campaign manager at Stoves Nina Harrison said: “We’re delighted to be working with Dulux to launch our Richmond Deluxe range cookers in the new Colour of the Year, Bright Skies.
“We’re increasingly seeing consumers use colour in the kitchen, especially on their appliances. It’s a great way of adding that touch of personal style.
“Bright Skies is such a joyful, adaptable shade – it works in so many palettes – and we’re expecting it to be really popular across our range cookers.”
Creative director of Dulux UK and Ireland Marianne Shilingford added: “The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home and so the cooker is probably its soul.
“We are thrilled that Stoves are offering the beautiful Richmond Deluxe range cooker in Dulux Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies.
“It’s the perfect breath of fresh air we all need to reinvigorate the spaces we love the most and will add a breezy uplifting feel to the busiest room in the house”.
Stoves Richmond Deluxe range cookers available in 900mm, 1000mm, or 1100mm sizes and gas, induction, dual fuel, or gas-through-glass fuel types.
They include features such as the Proflex cavity splitter, enabling cooks to convert the tall cavity into two separate Equiflow fan ovens – creating the only 900mm range cooker with four ovens.
The Stoves Richmond Deluxe models also include Zeus Bluetooth Connected Timer, which allows the oven timer to be controlled by smartphone or tablet.
In addition, selected models include Steam & Infuse, which has been introduced to meet increasing consumer interest in steam cooking.