Study walls and shelves in green Fjord colour

Valkoisen vuoren rinteillä blogger Katja gave the walls, skirting and shelves in her study a whole new look with emerald-green Fjord. The bold change in wall color was achieved in just one day, and painted hexagon shelves add the finishing touch. Here’s how you can give your study an energizing makeover just like Katja.

The emerald-green shade was chosen using a large A4 color sample 

Katja wanted the walls in her study to be a modern green in the M442 Fjord colour. Matt Joker interior paint was chosen for the walls. A surface painted with Joker is easy to wipe, and the product bears the Allergy and Asthma Federation’s symbol. The skirting boards, frames and shelves were painted with semi-matt Helmi Kalustemaali furniture paint, which produces a surface on which fingerprints are not so readily visible. 


When you choose a Tikkurila interior paint and tint it with a shade from the Feel the Color colour 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.

Study before and after painting

The previously white study room was given an intense look with the Fjord shade, and the room is decorated with a daybed and a light workspace. 

"I have long dreamed of a wall with a vibrant natural feel, in a deep, lush shade that brings a dark coniferous forest to mind. I can’t really pinpoint where this longing started, but I just remember thinking that Fjord was the exact shade as soon as I saw it." - Valkoisen vuoren rinteillä blogger Katja

Before painting
After painting

Putting the idea into practice

If you want to recreate the blogger’s ideas in your home office, first pre-treat and prime your furniture (shelves and skirting). Then move on to pretreating and painting the wall. Once the wall is painted, continue with painting a topcoat on the furniture. Here’s how to give your workspace an easy makeover in just a couple of days. 

Painting the wall

1. CLEAN AND PROTECT 

Wipe the surface of the wall. If the surface is clearly dirty, clean it using Tikkurila’ 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. f 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. 

2. PAINT

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

Painting skirting boards and shelves

3. CLEAN, SAND AND PROTECT

Clean the surface of the furniture using Tikkurila Maalipesu cleaning agent and allow it to dry. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label. Sand the previous paint surface until matt and remove the sanding dust with a dust brush or a dust-binding cloth. 

Apply a single coat of Helmi Pohjamaali (primer) to the furniture using a furniture paint roller or a brush. Leave to dry for 5 hours before painting a topcoat. Finish with 1-2 coats of semi-matt Helmi Kalustemaali. Helmi furniture paint is recoatable after 16 hours. Usable hardness is reached in 2-3 days. 

IDEA IMPLEMENTED BY: Valkoisen vuoren rinteillä

Full of all things beautiful and inspiring, the Valkoisen vuoren rinteillä blog gives you a glimpse into the home of photographer and interior design lover Katja. Particularly close to her heart is the Scandinavian style finished with feathers, unique objects, honest everyday family life, with a sprinkling of interesting solutions. 

Read Katja’s thoughts on the project in her blog >>

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