Color Coordination and Color Palette in Scandinavian Interior Design
Scandinavian interior designers create warm and welcoming interiors by following specific interiors colors that reflect the Scandinavian culture. Each Nordic country has a distinctive country-specific color palette with influences from many other parts of the world.
Nordic interior design emphasizes creating color harmony through coordinating the same color for specific materials. This approach means working with the colors available from metals to textiles. The same can be said for decorating walls with complementary wall colors. From black metal to deep red wood and fabric or leather, the color palette is well-suited to all types of walls.
Interior designers often use light, pastel colors to create a soft and soothing atmosphere. Neutral colors in natural shades can provide a warm, inviting feel. High contrast neutral shades of blue, green, and brown with a hint of pink, red, or yellow add a touch of fun and excitement. Darker colors like black and gray provide an understated sense of intimacy.
When it comes to designing the interiors in the home, colors also play a role in choosing flooring and fabrics for the furniture. Color coordination is key when it comes to creating a nice mood with darker colors for the flooring, the sofa and bedding, and the wallpaper. On the other hand, the bedroom furnishings should have lighter and pastel colors that provide a fresh and vibrant feeling for the bedroom’s decor.
In Scandinavian interior designs, interior designers prefer to combine different types of furnishings and materials for their rooms. Furniture can be inspired by Scandinavian motifs such as statues and animal prints. For bedrooms, light furniture and fabric can create a warm atmosphere and the dark, textured furniture and fabrics in the living room can create a homey, cozy environment.
Interior designers take color to a new level when they utilize white walls as an accent to create a warm and soothing feeling in the living room. Having white walls in the living room creates a bright, spacious feel and creates a calm and relaxing ambiance. White walls can be incorporated into the interiors of bedrooms and hallways too.
Clear geometric patterns create a classic effect and are often used in kitchens and bathrooms. Modern geometric patterns create a modern, contemporary look in the home.
Traditional color schemes are still popular in the home and work well in modern and contemporary designs. Instead of contemporary, natural tones such as cream, dark, and chocolate color give the home a more old old-world feel and provide a relaxing and serene ambiance.