The clean contemporary style of Scandinavia has been a firm favourite on our own shores for quite some time now. The easy natural palette and warm accents make it perfect to apply to the heart of the home, so if you are considering using a Scandi look in your kitchen design, here are five Scandi-tinged interior design ideas that will help you create this bright and welcoming look in your interiors.
With long winters and moderate temperatures even in summer, Scandinavian design makes the most of every bit of natural light a space gets. This means using bright white to bounce any available light around a room. Using white tiles is a great way to get the Scandi look. Inexpensive white metro tiles or white square tiles seamlessly incorporate Scandi style in the kitchen. For easy-going sophistication, white grout with white tiles is the perfect option but if you want a stand-out feature, consider using dark grout for added contrast or hex tiles for trendy Scandinavian flair.
While many Scandinavian kitchens utilise wood floors, you can easily adopt this look without worrying about the upkeep of wood flooring in such a hard-working room. Consider wood-effect tiles in either a natural finish or a grey washed finish (such as our Ardennes Wood Effect Floor Tiles) for the perfect backdrop.
You can also consider carrying on the look of white-on-white with large format tiles such as our Hellas Marble Floor Tile. These beautiful marble effect tiles will reflect any natural light around the room for a bright and airy Scandi look.
One of the beautiful features of Scandiavian design is that while everything is quite simple, it never looks cold or unwelcoming. This is due to the many textures utilised throughout all manner of spaces. Consider bringing in lots of natural wood textures – either in your work surfaces or in your accessories. Consider chunky butcherblock, open shelving in wood, or simple handmade wood bowls and chopping boards to dress up your worktop.
Black or Brass Hardware
While chrome finishes are always popular in a kitchen setting, why not consider adopting the Scandinavians’ penchant for standout metals? Brass hardware will add just a touch of glamour to your kitchen and brings a level of warmth you just won’t get with silver-toned finishes.
Black hardware is also incredibly popular, contrasting beautifully against the monochrome finishes and adding a unique look that’s bang on trend.
To finish off your Scandinavian kitchen design, consider adding soft sculptural lighting as a finishing touch. Matt black pendants will add soft pools of light and sculptural interest whilst glass shades with visible Edison bulbs to illuminate the entire work space will provide a similar effect. Combine these with additional task lighting throughout and stand back and admire your beautiful Scandi-inspired kitchen!
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