Design Director

Päivi Häikiö

According to Cover Story's Design Director Päivi Häikiö, colors and light bring spaces to life. The Cover Story palette aims to provide the best and most dynamic shades that last over time and adapt well to any environment.

Päivi designed the 32 colors in the Cover Story Basics Collection. Numerous color samples have accompanied her from the Finnish archipelago to the fells of the north because she wanted the colors to work perfectly in different light conditions - a perfect matte surface that works beautifully in all situations. Historic buildings, nature, and iconic design classics have served as inspiration for the color collection, as has the literature to which the colors' descriptions and names refer.

After graduating with a Master's degree in Art Studies, Päivi found her calling in graphic design while working at a bookstore in Munich. Since then, Päivi's path has led from UCLA in Los Angeles to German design and advertising agencies and finally back to Finland. In addition to her role as Cover Story's Design Director, Päivi carries out visual design work in her own studio and teaches at Aalto University.

In Päivi's home you will find 002 EMILY, 008 SYLVIA and 028 TONI. Her daughter's room is decorated in 024 ANAÏS, her son's in 026 AGATHA. Päivi's studio is painted in 002 EMILY, 030 VIRGINIA and 019 MAYA.

“I am fascinated by how even small changes in color can alter the atmosphere of a space. For example, even a subtle shift from a white to a light putty, without altering anything else, can bind the interior as a whole. Changing the color of the wall or ceiling can renew the whole interior.”

PATTIPATTI

PATTI

001
All white
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EMILYEMILY

EMILY

002
Paper white
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Ice white interior paint Cover Story 003 MAGNUSMAGNUS

MAGNUS

003
Ice white
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JOANJOAN

JOAN

004
Shadow white
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KIMKIM

KIM

005
Steam white
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ENIDENID

ENID

006
Super pale linen
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Cream white interior paint Cover Story 007 ZADIEZADIE

ZADIE

007
Cream
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SYLVIASYLVIA

SYLVIA

008
Marble white
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PABLOPABLO

PABLO

009
Pearl beige
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SOPHIESOPHIE

SOPHIE

010
Pale warm grey
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URSULAURSULA

URSULA

011
Mid grey
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Dark grey interior paint Cover Story 012 MARYMARY

MARY

012
Dark grey
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Darkest grey interior paint Cover Story 013 Marja-LiisaMARJA-LIISA
Darkest grey
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Pale cold grey interior paint Cover Story 014 HARUKIHARUKI

HARUKI

014
Pale cold grey
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ALBERTALBERT

ALBERT

015
Mid blue-turquoise
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TOVETOVE

TOVE

016
Mid storm grey
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MAGGIEMAGGIE

MAGGIE

017
Dusty water green
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ERNESTERNEST

ERNEST

018
Warm mid blue
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MAYAMAYA

MAYA

019
Warm beige
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FRANZFRANZ

FRANZ

020
Greige
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SIRISIRI

SIRI

021
Rose-beige
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EVELYNEVELYN

EVELYN

022
Mid rose-brown
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FRANCISFRANCIS

FRANCIS

023
Cold rose
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ANAÏSANAÏS

ANAÏS

024
Peachy powder
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OSCAROSCAR

OSCAR

025
Deep burgundy
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AGATHAGreen grey interior paint Cover Story 026 AGATHA

AGATHA

026
Green-grey
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HERMANNHERMANN

HERMANN

027
Pale green
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TONITONI

TONI

028
Mellow olive
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JACKJACK

JACK

029
Mid bright green
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VIRGINIAVIRGINIA

VIRGINIA

030
Straw green
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CHARLESCHARLES

CHARLES

031
Bright cold yellow
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KARENKAREN

KAREN

032
Mustard
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