Scandinavian style is one of the most popular styles, and some of it we have to thank IKEA, but not in entirety.  Scandinavian style consists of clean lines, minimalism and lack of clutter, which can be visually very appealing.


Scandinavia is comprised of three Northern European countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  Finland and Iceland are not actually Scandi.  They are considered Nordic Countries, part of Nordic countries.

Main elements

 Scandinavian design focuses on clean, simple lines, minimalism, and functionality without sacrificing beauty.  What makes it so pleasing is its lack of clutter.  Scandinavians also deeply value nature and outdoors, which is reflected in this style.  Wood floors are usually light and uncovered.  Live plants are very popular and bring the outdoors in.

Scandinavian colors

 The colors palette relies heavily on neutrals, mostly bright whites with pops of black and tan, with hues coming into play as accent pieces.


As to color, the shades of blush and grey blue are among the most used.

Here are some examples of Scandinavian palette:


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