“Should we take the light grey or the darker one?” asks Marjo Luostarinen, holding her five-month old daughter, Milja. Her husband, Juha Luostarinen, is flipping through a file of floor tile options. The couple are at the showroom of Pohjolan Design in Petikko, Vantaa, looking at interior wall finishes for their under-construction home.
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“Maybe the lighter one is better. It doesn't contrast so sharply with the wall colour,” says interior designer Mikko Toppala, while looking for a grout to match the tiles.