Colour Stories: Scandi Noir

Give Nordic vibes a modern spin by working sharp shapes in a dark, moody palette.

Create beauty out of utility with a simple display of lovingly crafted chopping boards.

WALL Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, £46.50 for 2.5L, Paint & Paper Library. DETAILS Chopping boards, from left: The Long Board, £120; The Spade, £105; and The XXL, £180, all Edward Collinson. Wrap bottle in Grey, £160; and Wrap carafe in Grey, £165, both Simon Hasan at SCP. Pine, Black Pepper & Cracked Almond chocolate, £6.50, Caro Somerset. Buckle jar, £29, Ferm Living at Amara. Cheese knives, £22.99 each, TK Maxx. Merak platter in Black, £30, Habitat. Kestle zinc plate, £38 for four, Rowen & Wren. Faux black berries spray plant, £6.95, Graham and Green.

Dip your toe in the trend with a design classic chair souped up with a decadently dark finish.

WALLS Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE CH22 lounge chair, £2,258, Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn. Feelgood burnished metal stool, £1,976, Flexform. DETAILS Greenhouse terranium, £610, Design House Stockholm at Pad Lifestyle. Bump vase cone, £100, Tom Dixon. Rough Plaster Brick mounted print from the Textures collection, from £205; and Head of David mounted print from the Getty Images collection, from £210, both Surface View. Tronic cashmere-blend throw, £544, Raf Simons at Selfridges. Books and flowers throughout, stylist’s own.

Subtle stud detailing transforms a plain bench into a discreetly luxe piece.

WALLS Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Belmore dining bench, £645, Oka. FLOOR Path Olive rug, £1,500, Catherine Macgruer for Floor_Story. DETAILS Night Climb leather, £17sq ft, Verbier at Ben Wistler. Planter, £90, Darkroom. Hexagon hangers, £12 for three, Goodhood. Zero Plus bag, on the hanger, £285; and backpack, on the floor, £360, both Alfie Douglas at Aria. Cushions: dipped yak wool cushion in Charcoal, on the bench, £79, The Conran Shop; hand-dyed velvet cushions, under the bench, from £88 each, Kirsten Hecktermann; and double-sided corduroy in Steel Blue; double-sided Indigo Black velvet; and Silver Lizard velvet, all on the planter, £75 each, Kirsten Hecktermann.

Set the scene for an intimate get-together with beautifully balanced accessories in moody shades.

WALL Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Desalto clay dining table, £4,450, Marc Krusin for Chaplins Furniture. Bai Lu chairs, £945 each, Lema. DETAILS Linen napkins in Chevron, £5.49 each, LinenMe. Kestle plates, as before; and Tilda flower egg cup, £10, all Rowen & Wren. Turini black-finish forks, part of a 16-piece set, £95, Habitat. Menu Optical candleholder, £47, Pad Lifestyle. Tapered candle, £9.50 for two, The Conran Shop. Olio teapot, £49.50, Barber Osgerby for Royal Doulton at Aram Store. Lia black mug, £8, Habitat.

The epitome of pared-back style, this delicately angled statement table is effortlessly cool.

WALLS Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Desalto dining table; and Bai Lu chairs, all as before. Oblique bookcase, £2,148, Marcel Wanders for Moooi. DETAILS Plates on the bookcase, from top: Tribalala Triangle plate; Tribalala Circle plate; and Tribalala Half Half plate, £60 each, all Darkroom. Harrison suspension light, £139, Graham and Green. On the table: Lia mugs, plates, napkins and candle, all as before. Caxton candleholders, from £15 each; and Greta cakestand, £25, all Habitat.

At once shapely and solid, these sleek coffee tables have serious curve appeal.

WALLS Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Dama L coffee table, £1,550; and Dama S coffee table, £1,420, both Gallotti&Radice. Industrial iron fishtail stool, £69; and Joseph armchair in Charcoal Felt, £1,450, both Graham and Green. FLOOR Kopenhamn rug in Dark Grey, £230, Ikea. DETAILS La Lampe floor light, £595, Friends & Founders. Painted Concrete Warm mounted print from the Textures collection, from £205, Surface View. Brew Stove Top gift set in Black, £200, Tom Dixon.

A monastic daybed and stark light fitting create a brooding, austere scheme that’s surprisingly seductive.

WALL Painted in Tallanstown Grey pure flat emulsion, as before. FURNITURE Duetto daybed, £2,402; Duetto roll cushions, £216 each; and Duetto pillow and covers, £139, all upholstered in Charcoal canvas, Flou for Aram Store. My Chair, £440, Friends and Founders. Edwin side table, £275, Graham and Green. DETAILS Rabbit magnifying glass, £24.95, Graham and Green. Woolford platter, £125, Zelda. Metal vase, £35, Habitat. Rope light, £65, Mink Interiors. Tronic throw, as before.

Draw a wash of ambient lighting into your boudoir with a celebrated classic worked up in a dramatic new finish.

WALL Painted in Cornforth White estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L, Farrow & Ball. Linen-blend curtains in Deep Ocean, £79.99, Rockett St George. FURNITURE Lola king-size bed, from £925, Love Your Home; upholstered in Cybele natural linen cloth in Black Jasper, £66m, Zoffany at Style Library. Servomuto chair/table, £198, Luigi Lanzi for Flou at Aram Store. DETAILS Snoopy lamp, £649.40, Flos at Atrium. Striped king-size pillowcase and sheet, £208, Piglet. Velvet quilt in Slate, £250, The Conran Shop. Plumb Kitten stonewashed rhomb linen flat sheet, £79.99, LinenMe. Sienna tassel cushion, £65, Mink Interiors. Kitso capsule cold brew carafe, on the floor, £28, Couverture & the Garbstore. Kreafunk headphones, £79, Amara. Grey speaker, £12.99, TK Maxx. Type 1A Blue Sunburst watch, £695, Sekford at Aria.

Spark interest by mixing textured throws and washed linens in a palette of cool greys.

WALLS Painted in Cornforth White estate emulsion; and curtains, both as before. FURNITURE Lola king-size bed, as before; upholstered in Cybele natural linen cloth in Black Jasper, as before. Favo table, £495, Theo Williams Studio for Another Brand. FLOOR Soumak rug, £200, Debenhams. DETAILS Pantxike hanging lamp in Black, £205, Out There Interiors. Midnight stripe bedlinen, as before. Waffled bedspread, £34.99, H&M Home. Plumb Kitten sheet; and Sienna cushion, as before. Bandini Rebari cushion in Black, £150, The Conran Shop. Kinto mug, £17, Couverture & the Garbstore. Cafetière, stylist’s own.

Styling / Hannah Franklin

Photography ⁄ Jon Day

Daily Style Fix