The beauty of Scandinavian kitchen design is such that you might already be enjoying its many benefits without actually realizing that you are adopting this timeless style. It demands simplicity, efficiency, and a sense of cheerful elegance. It combines with other local eccentricities across the globe to create a fabulous array of new decorating styles!
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Yet, at its heart, it still showcases a clean-lined, minimalistic setting that also embraces a hint of color, warmth of wood, and textural beauty. This makes the Scandinavian style perfect for the modern kitchen. Here are some inspirations for you!
1. Clean Contrast
The contrasting-island trend is something we’ve been seeing for a while, but nowhere is it as striking as in this ultra-sleek, natural wood kitchen. The black island brings surprising warmth to space (and serves as a de facto focal point.)
2. Scandi Industrial
A little industrial, a little nordic, and all-around chic, this kitchen makes use of a variety of juxtaposed textures—poured concrete, wood, leather—to show off the unique bones of this rustic brick building. We love how the open upper shelving doesn’t hide the character of the old stone but rather frames it as a feature.
3. Shades of Greige
This muted kitchen color scheme is nothing short of stunning. Light grey cabinets by Christopher Peacock play off of variegated countertops with veining, subtly stained upper cabinets, and modern shelving. We’ve never loved this “non-color” so much.
4. Black and White Scandi
High-contrast black and white spaces always say “Scandi” to us, especially when they’re anchored in natural wood flooring. Modern statement pendants bring a funky touch to the island area, while super skinny subway tile puts a fresh spin on a classic backsplash.
5. Checkerboard Vibes
Why choose between black marble and white marble when you can have both? This is the dramatic, Nordic kitchen of our dreams thanks to its ultra-high-impact juxtaposition (and dreamy window seat/banquette area, perfect for reading the paper over morning pastries).
6. Shelf Up
What is it about Scandinavian kitchens that make them look so much more soothing than their American counterparts? A few open shelves (or even just one ultra-long one) gives a more airy feel to space. If you love open shelving but worry about having enough storage space, double-up on lower cabinets and drawers so you have plenty of room to organize.
7. Wild Tile
When your whole kitchen is finished in neutral black, white, and light wood, it’s okay to go a little crazy on the floor tile. We love the playful touch that this whimsical pattern lends to even a petite kitchen—it’s a true lesson in maximizing style in a small space.