Image: Macarena Gea
The influence of Nordic kitchens seems to be everywhere these days. The classic elements of a well designed Scandinavian kitchen are good design, beauty edited to its purest form, coupled with a dedication to the use of local materials. These light infused kitchens celebrate simplicity, minimalism, and functionality while radiating warmth, and a distinct sense of coziness–In Denmark they have a word for it,'hygge', the Scandinavian version of feng shui.
Image: Bo Bedre
Tile manufacturing is a long tradition in the Nordic countries, clay deposits are plentiful. Although white is a prevalant theme in any Scandinavian kitchen, it is not exclusive by any means. Lately, this style has been embracing the palest pastels. These dreamy colors are soothing, calming, and are a natural choice for any room where the family gathers and spends most of their time together, eating, drinking, and telling tall tales. In lands where winter means only a few precious hours of daylight these light, bright, surrounds remind everyone of the midnight sun they cherish during summer months.
Keeping all the tones muted in the Swedish kitchen below allows the family to blend subway tile and this gorgeous patterned floor without discord. This kitchen is bright and light but certainly not all white! To get the look check out our Handpainted Collections in Neutral or White Motifs, we suggest our Tarragona pattern in the Neutral Motif.
Image: Style Files
Handpainted pattern shown: Tarragona
Image: The Style Files; Tile color shown: Caribbean
Bright, colorful, and eclectic decorative tile bring a contemporary style to this charming space. Nordic kitchens are simple, clean, and light, but manage to convey a truly personal statement.
Image: Bo Bedre
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