Ideas for the home office: cheer the room up with pink

Ideas for the home office: cheer the room up with pink

But I'm a human not a sandwich blogger Iina gave her workspace a whole new look with a light pink. Here’s how you too can give your home office a quick makeover in just a few hours like Iina.
A pink shade was chosen using a large A4 color sample

Iina chose the pink nude Y411 Milkshake shade using Tikkurila's large A4 color samples. The previously white wall received a whole new look with Joker interior paint. Joker is a sophisticated matt classic interior paint, as well as an environmentally conscious choice – it is a safe, low-emission, and odorless interior paint. When you choose a Tikkurila interior paint and you tint it with a shade on the Feel the Color -color card, you can be sure that the color you choose will look exactly the same in your home as it does on the color chip - in all lighting conditions. 

A4 color sample
The workspace before and after the makeover

The white workspace was cheered up with the pink Milkshake shade. The light furniture really came into its own as a result of the new shades. A touch of dark gray was used as an accent color. "I chose Tikkurila's Y411 Milkshake shade; the same lovely shade I used last spring to paint one of the dining chairs pink. Milkshake is somehow a very subtle and delicate shade, and I’ve completely fallen in love with it. " 

But I'm a Human not a sandwich blogger Iina

Home office before
Home office after painting
Home office after painting

Putting the idea into practice

You can paint one workspace wall in just a couple of hours. 

Painting the wall
Clean the wall

Wipe the surface of the wall clean. If the surface is clearly dirty, clean it using Tikkurila’s Maalipesu cleaning agent following the instructions on the label. Leave to dry. 


Protect the floor with suitable paper before painting. Cover moldings and sockets with masking tape. If you had to level the wall surface or if the previous paint surface is dark in color, first apply a coat of Varma primer. Choose a shade of Varma primer that is close to the shade of the new topcoat. 

Painting the home office wall

Stir the Joker interior paint and apply 2 coats to the wall. Joker is recoatable within 1-2 hours of painting, so you can finish the wall in just a few hours. 

Iina’s workspace wall has a surface area of 7.5 square meters, so she needed less than 2 liters of Joker paint. Paint supplies for the project cost less than 50 euros. 

Blogger Iina

Idea implemented by: But I'm a human not a sandwich 

For more than five years, the But I'm a human not a sandwich, the blog has followed Iina and Otto’s journey from young couple to parenthood, family life with two young girls and a third daughter on the way. The blog is full of love, wonderful everyday life, easy and delicious food, interior design, fashion and children's clothing madness. In addition to pregnancy, the blog currently focuses on turning a new terraced house into the family’s own cozy home. 

Read Iina's thoughts on the project in her blog >>


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