50 Shades of Greige: An Elegant Interior in a Perfect Tone-on-Tone Look

, , , , , By Catherine

The team at Lotta Agaton Interiors is behind this lovely apartment – A great example that of a tone on tone look done right, and a proof that greige is far from dull.

Here, you’ll find shades of sand, clay, wheat, stone… The mix of rich, warm earthy hues brings a calm beauty to the interior, making it bright, airy, and soothing, as well as sophisticated and modern.

Notice accents in black and white – The two colors, both at the opposite ends of the spectrum, help to expand and ground the palette. Textures are wonderful to add depth, interest, and variety in monochromatic decor. Here, they soften the minimal and clean look.

And what do you think of the shag pile rug? The ’70s classic made its way back to our homes, and I personally think it has never looked better!

Enjoy the beautiful simplicity of this place!

See my tips on how to decorate your home following the tone-on-tone trend, the Scandinavian way.

Photos: Kristofer Johnsson

Note: This article was first featured in 2018, but it was significantly updated and republished. 



  1. Letha Ann
    8 Nov 2018 / 19:40

    My first thought is is how calm and serene this interior makes me feel. The metal chairs on the carpet has beautiful contrast. The fuzzy willow branch in the glass vase reminds me of Japanese floral design and is carried throughout in other rooms. The filtered light through the curtains, and metal chairs is wonderful. I love how the use of light and contrast makes a very simplistic design work. The photograph of the bedroom is simplistic, soft and comforting. It’s like being embraced in a warm hug and being offered a cup of warm tea with macaroons. There’s so much for me to learn and embrace from this design.

    • 9 Nov 2018 / 10:01

      “It’s like being embraced in a warm hug and being offered a cup of warm tea with macaroons.” – You nailed it!! Best way to explain this look :)

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