How to Create a Scandi Style Kitchen in 5 Easy Steps

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.


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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.

Hellas Marble Floor Tile by Tile Mountain

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.

Wood Accents

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

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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.

Sculptural Lighting

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!

Is this a look you love? If you’ve created (or will be creating) your own Scandinavian-style kitchen, be sure to share your pics with us on @TileMountain1 or tag us on Instagram!

For even more inspiration, check out these other posts here on the Tile Mountain blog:

Eclectic Geometric: 5 Great Ways to Use Geometric Tiles

The Perfect Tiles for a Scandinavian Style Bathroom

Tuxedo Kitchen Inspiration in Black and White

As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.