8 Rooms That Prove Scandi Style Can Be Colorful
While Scandinavian design is known for its understated, monochromatic spaces, there are plenty of Scandi-style homes that are bursting with color. See how homeowners around the web masterfully incorporate color into their spaces without compromising that cozy Northern European look.
Blues, especially navy, read more like neutrals than bold colors, and different shades can be paired together without overwhelming.
In this kitchen, flat-fronted cabinets keep the robin’s egg blue in line with Scandi-style’s signature minimalist look.
Artwork is an easy way to add color to a space. In John Baker and Juli Daoust-Baker’s open-concept living and dining room, oversized Swedish botanical prints inject a splash of color.
Choosing just one color offers a uniform look. In John and Juli’s cottage, a blue sofa with a blue-blocked rug underfoot keeps the palette cohesive.
The same shade of blue is continued into the sunroom, where blonde wood frames the bold-patterned furniture for a quintessentially Scandi feel.
Ikea collaborated with Danish furniture brand Hay to create the Ypperlig collection. The clean lines of the pieces look at home in front of a bold backdrop.
A jute rug brings texture to the pale palette in this Scandi-inspired dining room. A mint green chair breaks up the white palette, while a matching pendant light in a darker shade ties the soft and airy look together.
In this bedroom, muted shades of pink and mustard add subtle color while offering an inviting, cozy feel typical of Scandinavian design.