This Swedish Home Has a Delightfully Unexpected Kitchen Paint Combo

published Jul 8, 2024

This Swedish Home Has a Delightfully Unexpected Kitchen Paint Combo

published Jul 8, 2024
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Sofia and Kim were renting an apartment when Sofia became pregnant with their second child, and the couple needed more space. When a family member told them a neighbor was about to sell their home, Sofia and Kim got in touch. This four-bedroom townhouse was theirs in a few weeks!

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Credit: Sofia

The home has been theirs for two and a half years now, and the family has expanded to include kids Louie (6), Leia (2.5), and Ville (4 months). The couple has renovated every room in the home except for the bathrooms, including changing the floors out to a lighter finish than when they moved in. But the biggest thing they’ve done to the house is add color. Lots of it. “I have repainted the walls and I love colors, especially pink and yellow,” Sofia explains. “All the colors I have you can [see] in one way or another in every room, so everything feels connected.”

Credit: Sofia

The couple did have challenges when it came to renovating their home, mostly budget and time. “[I]t took some time to make it the way I wanted it, but I think this is why it feels so good there,” Sofia begins.

Credit: Sofia

“The budget wasn’t a specific amount; it was more that we didn’t have [a lot] money to use on decoration and other interior stuff. The biggest challenge was to accept that it was gonna take some time; I usually want everything to be done fast, and I am not that patient.”

Credit: Sofia

It’s ultimately all the color they’ve chosen for their home that makes it so one of a kind. “I think that all color choices are personal,” she explains when asked about what makes her home unique. But the fact that she paints the ceilings “in different colors and not white” has also led to this exceptional looking home!


Credit: Sofia


  • Living room — Beckers’ Living Wall color: NCS 2020 Y90R
  • Ceiling — Caparol’s wall color: Onyx 185
  • Kitchen ceiling — Beckers’ Fusion wall color NCS 5020 R
  • Walls — Beckers’ Mood color NCS 2010 G20Y
  • Kids room — Pink color: Beckers’ Mood wall color Karamell 700 and Yellow color: Beckers’ Mood wall color Stäpp 612
  • Kids room — Yellow color: Beckers’ Mood ceiling color Solvarm 929 and Blue/Green color: Beckers’ Mood wall color Mareld 908
  • Entry  Ceiling: Beckers’ Mood Wall color Hav 760, Walls: Caparol wall color Amber 115, and Drawer: Beckers’ color: Barolo 924
  • Hallway upstairs  — Beckers’ Air Mood color walls: Tromb 769 and Ceiling Beckers’ Air Mood color: Våg 771
  • Bedroom — Beckers’ Mood color: Walls & Ceiling Våg 771
Credit: Sofia


  • Sofa — IKEA ’Vimle’
  • Sofa cover — Bemz
  • Table — IKEA vintage 
  • Portable blue lamp — Verpan
  • Vase — ByOn
  • Storage — HAY
  • Blanket — Tropicalscandinavia
  • Cushions — Tropicalscandinavia
  • Striped cushions — H&M Home
  • Armchair — IKEA ’Dyvlinge’
  • Curtains — Hemtex ’Otto’
  • Lamp on shelf — Hübsch
  • Candleholder: ByOn Design
  • Floor lamp — Vintage, Ateljé Lyktan 
  • Red lamp — HAY Matin
  • TV furniture — IKEA ’bestå’
  • Wooden stools — IKEA Vintage ’Frosta’
  • Poster Wall — ThePosterclub, Desenio, Woa, 
  • Vase with flower — ByOn Design
  • Big wooden shelf — Vintage IKEA
  • Portable peach lamp — Fatboy
Credit: Sofia


  • Vintage table in pinewood painted in Beckers’ Impulsiv 864
  • Pink chairs — IKEA PS collection, ’Bråkig’ 
  • Pendant lamp — Hübsch
  • Shelfs — Swedish store called ’Biltema’ 
  • Lampshade — HAY Matin
  • Förvaringskorgar — HAY
  • Curtains — Jotex
  • Storage — HAY
Credit: Sofia


  • Rug — ’Big Sur’ from Rugvista
  • Bed cape — Jotex
  • Poster Wall — TheposterClub
  • Poster over the bed — Papercollective 
  • Mobil — Tesammans collection from IKEA
  • Drawer — Vintage IKEA, Vajer
  • Lamps — HAY, Åhléns 
  • Ljuslyktor — ByOn Design
  • Side table — Kartell ’Componibili’
  • Vase — ByOn Design 
  • Curtains — ’Dytåg’ from IKEA
  • Påslakan — IKEA
  • Striped pillow case — H&M Home
  • Armchair — Vintage IKEA, Klackbo
Credit: Sofia


  • Rug — Jotex
  • Towels — ByOn design

Thanks, Sofia!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.