Iconic British brands Stoves and Dulux have partnered to create a collection of range cookers in the new 2022 ‘Colour of the Year’ shade, Bright Skies.
Stoves, which has more than 100 years of cooking knowledge and expertise, is rolling out Bright Skies across dual fuel and induction models of its Richmond Deluxe range cookers from October 2021.
Bright Skies, which is an airy, light blue, is the 10th colour to be added to the Stoves Colour Boutique collection, which features shades developed based on research by WGSN, the leading 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.
Nina Harrison, Campaign Manager at Stoves, 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.”
Marianne Shilingford, Creative Director of Dulux UK and Ireland, 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.”
Each Stoves Richmond Deluxe range model boasts a stylish aesthetic with premium features, available in 90cm, 100cm, or 110cm sizes and gas, induction, dual fuel, or gas-through-glass fuel types.
Features include the unique Proflex cavity splitter, enabling cooks to convert the market-leading-capacity tall cavity into two separate Equiflow fan ovens – creating the only 90cm range cooker with four ovens on the market; and a Zeus Bluetooth Connected Timer, which allows the oven timer to be controlled by smartphone or tablet using a Bluetooth connection.
Selected models include Steam & Infuse, which has been introduced to meet increasing consumer interest in steam cooking and optimises the taste and texture of every dish, turning each meal into a masterpiece.