This beautiful Scandinavian interior has grey walls throughout, which gives the space a very soft look that is enhanced by the light wooden flooring and the natural colors in the furniture and accessories. The bedroom and living room have both been painted in a different shade of grey, each combined with a different selection of furniture and accessories either contrasting or complementing the color on the wall perfectly.
How to make grey walls work in your nordic interior
A grey wall color works great in Scandinavian interior design, as it complements the light flooring that is so characteristic in a nordic interior. While a dark grey wall like in
You can go with a cool, warm, or mid-grey tone for your walls, depending on the light that hits the room, the furniture you already own, and your personal preference. Below I give some suggestions for wall colors, but keep in mind this is very subjective, and the way wall colors look can differ from room to room.
Grey living room walls combined with a blue sofa and natural elements
You might notice that in the living room the light grey walls are a little warmer, which makes the contrast with the blueish-grey sofa even more apparent. This blue element really stands out in this interior and gives it a fresh touch.
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Grey bedroom walls combined with beige textiles
The cooler grey wall paint in the bedroom forms the perfect base for this cozy bedroom. The grey wall color is matched with
While in the living room, your eye goes straight to the blue-ish grey sofa, here the attention goes to the beige bedding, as those are the elements that contrast most with the cooler wall color.
Which grey wall paint do you pick to achieve this look?
While it is hard to tell the exact color that the decorator has used in this apartment, you might want to try out a mid-grey tone if you are looking to achieve the color in the living room.
When it comes to picking out a grey wall color, you need to refrain from going too extreme on the warm-cool scale, as the paint color can easily turn out more beige or blue depending on the light in the room. When you buy paint,