Scandinavian kitchens are known for their open feel and modern style. Not to mention, they consistently feature elements such as white walls, wooden details and colorful accents in the form of textiles and other vivid flourishes. Today we feature 20 of today’s best Scandinavian kitchens, from crisp white rooms to rustic interiors that evoke the warm feel of a cabin.
Other Scandinavian kitchen staples include metallic touches, clean lines, and sculptural details in the form of features such as pendant lighting. Read on for more modern kitchen ideas, and enjoy browsing our gallery of contemporary photos. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to incorporate elements of Scandinavian style into your kitchen…
Scandinavian kitchens often feature white walls, which provide a wonderful canvas for colorful accents and other modern touches, such as metallic accents. Below we see both color and metallic shine in an airy kitchen that celebrates contemporary design.
Sometimes a white background is all you need to make one or two simple doses of color really pop. The bright orange chair in the next featured photo steals the show, even though it’s only one aspect of a multifaceted room.
Note the strategic use of color in the white kitchen below, including the dots that grace a series of white mugs that line a shelf above the sink. Other bright details come from produce, as well as a patterned hand towel and tray.
Sculptural elements are particularly interesting when added to an all-white kitchen. In the next space, a sphere-shaped pendant light and a segmented book shelf are artistic focal points, especially since the light hangs from above and the shelf is bright orange!
A crisp interior doesn’t have to be stark white. Light blue will do just fine! The color of the sky is painted on the walls of the room below, which are brightened by the sunlight streaming in from large windows.
Speaking of large windows, the light and airy kitchen below is striking in its use of clean lines and open spaces. Ultra modern Scandinavian design at its finest!
In another crisp space, wooden and metal details make a strong statement. However, instead of being stark and sparse, this kitchen has a lived-in, industrial feel, thanks to the clever use of wall space for storage.
While many Scandinavian kitchens have a distinct modern feel, an equal number use patterned details to add personality and warmth. The home below, built in 19o8, features a kitchen graced with a floral trim border. Touches like these honor the owners’ Scandinavian heritage.
Textiles are an easy way to add color to a space. In the next image, we see an assortment of towels and napkins, some of them in patterns and rich hues.
One great way to add color, texture and pattern is by purchasing a Scandinavian rug, such as the Swedish rugs fromScandinavian