The New X Aalto Paint – Styled


Photography by Swift & Click

Grey is the cooler, more worldly sister of white. The went-and-lived-by-herself-in-Italy-for-a-year-when-she-was-only-19-sister of white.  It’s a neutral, yes, but a more interesting, more chic neutral. The creamy, dreamy grey I chose here is Aalto Paint Detach.  This one’s the perfect mid-grey if you ask me – it contrasts beautifully with light colours or dark colours, works in traditional or modern looks, and just elevates a room.  It has just the right amount of pigment – saturated enough to feel sophisticated, soft enough to be light and airy.

Being such a popular tone, Detach also comes in a couple of other ‘strengths’ – Detach 1/2 (super clean, soft) and Detach 3/4.

I love grey in a bathroom because it brings such a classic elegance, but I’d also happily use a mid-grey in a contemporary laundry (laundries are the new kitchens bb), or a bedroom that’s a grown-up sanctuary. Ooh, and a hallway with lots of art – art really pops off a grey wall. Yes, I said pops.


Other products used and loved:

Black Fold Ledge by Made of Tomorrow – perfect minimalist shelving
Sunday Mirror by Sunday Homestore

Mavis & Osborn Laundry Basket – Black Linen 
Sunday Bench in Black by Sunday Homestore
Milan Organic Cotton Face Cloth, Hand Towel and Bath Towel by Ottoloom, from Sunday Homestore
Ms Brown Hand Wash and Hand Cream in Jasmine, from Father Rabbit
Loobylou Classic White candle (Tuberose & Champa Flower) from Indie Home Collective
Meraki Hand Cream in Silky Mist, from Indie Home Collective
(If you love a monochrome look, Indie Home Collective is your go-to!)

Flooring is the Sherwood Collection Sheet Vinyl Wood Look in Pure Oak from Flooring Xtra


Photography by our friends at Swift & Click

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