I’m so in awe of the beautiful Scandinavian interior design in this turn-of-the-century apartment in Sweden. The walls in this place have been painted with a variety of gray paint, which is a bit warmer than in this all-white and grey apartment, where the paint has more green undertones, yet it reflects the natural light and highlights the white ceiling moldings in such a beautiful way.

Dining room with warm light gray paint on the walls

The warm gray paint color on the walls in the dining room brings out the white doors, windows, and moldings so much. The dark oak dining table and bench bring out the warm undertones in the warm gray paint color, while the white pendant lamp and the white boulclé dining chairs lighten up the palette for a contrasting effect so typical in Scandinavian design interiors.

Scandinavian interior design in the living room

The living room has been painted in the same warm light gray paint colors as the dining room, yet rather than a modern feeling, it has more of a typical Scandinavian interior design with lots of texture in the soft furnishings. I think the texture in the white fluffy area rug matches especially well with the light gray paint on the walls and it helps to reflect the natural light in the space.

The dark gray sofa with lots of throw pillows adds a bit of depth, which is enhanced by the contrasting Ferm Living Arum floor lamp (€ 532*) and the statement black plant pot by the window.

The two vintage cognac leather armchairs add a lot of warmth to the space and bring out the warm undertones in the light grey walls.

A classic gray bedroom with an oak wardrobe

For the bedroom, it seems like a light grey paint color was used which is a bit cooler. These cool undertones contrast very nicely with the custom-built oak wardrobe that covers the entire length of the room.

The classic gray of the paint makes the crown moldings on the ceilings stand out in a very nice way and I love the contrasting wall art above the bed. The bed has been made with a combination of white and beige linen which is matched with the beige vase and table lamp on each of the bedside tables.

The bedroom even has a spot for a small home office, a light grey armchair, and a warm gray sheepskin. The natural light coming in from those big windows is reflected in this big round mirror on the wall which is a little trick that you see coming back so often in Scandinavian interior design styles.

Which light gray paint colors to give a try with a Scandinavian interior design

In the dining room and living room of this Scandinavian interior, gray paint color is used with warm undertones, yet they are very subtle like for example in the Ammonite* gray paint color from Farrow and Ball.

In the bedroom, on the other hand, we can see cooler grey walls, which go more in the direction of the Blackened* paint color from Farrow and Ball.

Independent of which wall color you pick out for your walls, you should always buy a tester and try the color out in the room itself, as natural light and the materials in the space can highly influence the undertones of the paint.

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