study room with bright colours

Paint an inspiring study room with bright colours

Industrial designer and blogger Pinja Rouger built a practical study room full of energy.
Freshen up drawers with paint

The drawers of the horseradish-coloured dresser were painted using gradient shades of Liitu Blackboard paint in colour V389 YellowM384 Basilica and Y497 ToroDifferent coloured drawers can also serve as colour codes for the content of the dresser. If you use Blackboard paint, you can write the content on the drawer front. The study desk top is also painted with Liitu paint in Toro colour, and the walls with Harmony interior paint in light F390 Horseradish and red M316 Tomato.

“I like colours and don’t shy away from using bright shades in interior décor. However, whenever I use bright colours I like to combine them with light surfaces and shades, to keep the room fresh and bring out the bright tones, if only as effects,” says Pinja Rouger..

study wall with a dresser cabinet
tomato coloured wall
study wall with ladders
See how the study was given a new look using colours from the Color Now Growth colour collection

Putting the idea into practice

Painting the wall

1. Clean any dirt away from the wall surface and use masking tape to mark out the areas to be painted.

2. Apply two coats of Tikkurila full-matt Harmony interior paint; paint the larger area in the light Horseradish colour and the smaller area in the red Tomato colour.

For an even result, use an extension rod and plenty of paint. Finish the surface with long upward strokes using a roller. Remove the tape before the paint has time to dry.


Painting the dresser and tabletop

1. Clean and sand the surface. Wipe away any dust.

2. If necessary, prime the furniture with Helmi Pohjamaali primer or Otex Akva adhesion primer.

3. Paint the area 2–3 times with Liitu Blackboard paint using a furniture paint roller. Leave to dry for a week, and then you can draw on the surface.

Pinja Rouger

Idea implemented by: Pinja Rouger

Pinjacolada is an interior design blog about decorating the home with a love for colours and Scandinavian design. Home is a combination of old and new but you don’t always need to buy new things; rather, you can renew or make things entirely by yourself. 

Read Pinja's thoughts on the project in her blog

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