Known and loved for its timeless, clean design aesthetic — Scandi style is as cool and chic as the Nordic countries it draws its influence from. See how you can get the look for yourself at home. Colour featured: Dulux Lexicon® Quarter.
Embracing minimalism, Scandi style is all about clean lines, neutral palettes and careful, considered design choices.
This thoughtful design aesthetic embraces farewelling clutter in place of function, beauty and liveliness.
The best place to start if you want to achieve this look is to declutter — then declutter again! Strip it right back to the very basics by removing anything that doesn’t serve a specific purpose.
Focus on your key furniture pieces and be mindful about their placement to create a space that celebrates form as well as function.
Pre School is a gorgeous soft blue with a slightly grey undertone that is perfect for achieving a Hamptons look. This is a tranquil blue can also be used for exterior render or weatherboards. Pre School schemes well with crisp whites such as Lexicon® Quarter and Vivid White™ or for contrast try Da Blues or Oolong.
Beaming natural light is a key feature of Scandi homes. Welcome the outdoors in with large windows and glass doorways.
Enhance the brightness by looking to cool white hues and soft greys on the walls.
Hog Bristle® Quarter
There’s something wonderfully warm and welcoming about Hog Bristle® Quarter. This neutral white looks great in traditional and classic-style homes, bringing a lovely, sophisticated ambiance to any room in your home. It is perfect for exterior surfaces such as weatherboards.
A gentle, muted colour scheme sets the scene for bold highlights with careful placement.
Alongside the typical spectrum of whites and greys, introduce soft olive tones, sage and taupe to bring warmth to the neutral palette while referencing the outside world.
With a light, neutral canvas to play with, high contrasts add depth and definition to the Scandi look.
Allow decorative elements like dark sculptural architecture elements and light fittings to shine against the neutral backdrop. This will help to create a dramatic, designer scene.
Dieskau is a welcoming greige with a warm, slightly mauve undertone. Soft and subtle, Dieskau is perfect for any space inside the home and ideal if you're wanting to achieve the Hamptons look with trim in crisp white such as Lexicon® Half or Vivid White™. For exteriors, Dieskau can be used for walls or trims when using darker greige/greys. This tranquil colour also schemes beautifully with the warm dark grey of Klavier and warm mid-based greiges of Teahouse and Stepney.
Warm wood and sepia-hued additions add a textural element to cosy up your space.
Danish-style timber dining tables, chairs and sideboards take centre stage, alongside olive branches, indoor plants and soft greenery.
Vivid White™ is a pure clean white that is perfect for creating a clean, contemporary look. It is the ultimate choice for modern interior walls and trims and is also ideal for exterior features such as fretwork and window frames. The crisp freshness of Vivid White™ will brighten any space and give it a luxe modern vibe.