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Bedroom with Dark Green Wooden Walls, Window and Bed

When it comes to smaller spaces, we naturally want to use light colours in an attempt to make a room space feel more open than it is. But contrary to popular belief, a subdued colour palette is not your only option even if you’re looking to create a little ambience.

Approaching small rooms is all about creating a mood. Whether your project is to create an intimate reading nook or a bedroom to unwind in at the end of the day, complimenting your area with rich colours can offer a warm and lived-in feel to your home. The secret to achieving such an effect is by striking a balance between your dominant wall colour of choice against the room’s décor. When combined with soft lighting and the right window treatment, dark colours in your sleeping area can bring a sense of comfort and has the potential to offer a better night sleep. 

Bedroom with Dark Green Wooden Walls, Window and Bed
Close-up of Lamp Against Dark Green Wooden Wall


We put a contemporary spin on a bedroom with rustic interior wall cladding and updated them with N439 Abyss from our Feel the Colour collection. The earthy tones of greenish-blue in this shade, while primarily being a cold colour, is softened when paired with a natural palette of timber window frames, reclaimed woods and laundered bed linen in heather grey. By introducing lighter shades through textiles and textures, this small space instantly feels light and fresh. The sumptuous matt finish of Optiva Matt 5, mixed with N439 Abyss, was used to paint the bedroom’s log walls and the result is nothing short of spectacular.  


This small space has been transformed into a retreat, that is harmonious of the outdoors while remaining a bedroom that one can feel relaxed and cosy in. Remember when we said about getting the lighting right in your new sanctuary? When the darks nights are longer, the use of free-hanging lamps placed lower than you would have in other rooms will brighten the space and contribute to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

Have a look at our other interior wood paints for more colour ideas.

Bedroom with Dark Green Wooden Walls, Window and Bed

Putting the idea into practice

Bare Wood Before Painting


Begin by wiping the surface of the wall clean. If the surface requires a deeper clean, use Tikkurila Maalipesu cleaning agent to remove any unwanted dirt and leave to dry. Lay down dust sheets to protect the floorspace and cover mouldings and sockets with masking tape. 

Sand down any well-attached varnish until matt and remove the sanding dust with a dust brush or a dust-binding cloth. 

Painting Wood Dark Green with Brush


Stir the full-matt Optiva Matt 5 interior paint and apply 2-3 coats using a paint roller with an extension pole. Optiva Matt 5 can be recoated within a minimum of 4 hours of painting or may take longer depending on a low temperature or in conditions of increased humidity. Once completed, gently remove the masking tape before the paint has time to dry. 

Clean your tools with water and soap, or use Tikkurila Pensselipesu tool cleaner for deeper results. Make sure to follow the instructions on the label. 

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