50 Scandinavian Kitchen Design Ideas For A Stylish Cooking Environment

Scandinavian interior décor has always been fascinating. It’s especially appreciated when correlated with modern interior design. That’s because of the simplicity of this style. Scandinavian interiors are famous for their brightness and minimalism. The main color used in these spaces is white. Even though it’s a neutral and perceived as being a cold shade by many people, white is also a very bright color and a perfect shade to be used as a background for beautiful decorations and accessories.

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Black and white checkerboard flooring is a common choice for Scandinavian kitchens

In Scandinavian-style homes, all rooms seem to share the same design. However, they are all unique and they each have distinctive characteristics. The kitchen, for example, is a very interesting space to analyze from the perspective of this style. The kitchen in Scandinavian homes has an airy and simple décor but it’s also functional and practical.

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The Scandinavian style is defined by minimalism and brightness
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Built-in appliances and hidden storage spaces are also common features of this style
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To create a warm atmosphere, sometimes earthy shades are used in the décor
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Stainless steel appliances and surfaces are both minimalist and functional

Given the fact that the kitchen is primarily a functional space although in a lot of modern homes it doubles as a social area, a Scandinavian design suits it well. The simplicity and freshness typical to this style are perfect when combined with optimal storage and clever and efficient layouts.

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Scandinavian kitchens almost always include a breakfast area
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Light-finished wooden floors are a nice transitional feature that complements the décor
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The large windows let in natural light which is crucial for all such interiors
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Scandinavian decors have few but bold focal points spread throughout the room
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The white and grey combination is very beautiful and suits this style perfectly
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There’s also the timeless black and white combo that is commonly exploited by designers
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Pattern and texture is a subtle way of breaking the monotony in a décor without using color
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Wooden features with a natural finish also work well with minimalist decors
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Even though the style is minimalist and bright, it’s not a synonym of the contemporary decors

Open shelves are particularly common in Scandinavian kitchens. They’re considered really practical, allowing you to easily organize, store and display items which are always within reach and easy to find.

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In the kitchen, there are lots of ways in which you can add small bursts of color
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Pastel shades can also be used in combination with a white décor
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Even though very simple, Scandinavian kitchens are also very inviting
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The light fixtures are perfect elements that can allow you to add color to a décor

Even though white is not the most practical color when it comes to the kitchen, Scandinavian decors always find a way to make it seem stylish. It’s common for the kitchen in such cases to have either a wooden floor with a light color or a black and white checkerboard floor. The black and white combination is also commonly used for the rest of the décor as well.

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An all-white kitchen will always have to be clean in order to look good
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You can accessorize a white kitchen with photos or bulletin boards
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Exposed brick or stone walls often add charm to a room
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The same thing can be said about slanted ceilings
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Stripes are elegant and very versatile and you can use them in many different ways
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A nice way to create a focal point in a white room is with a colorful pendant light

The main characteristics of this style allows it to be best applied in modern and contemporary kitchens where minimalism is a must. Here, the décor stays interesting and eye-catching through unexpected combinations of colors, textures and shapes or through modern twists added to classical elements.

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Large windows with panoramic views often change the whole décor
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A white décor would look nice in combination with industrial features
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Stainless steel appliances add a modern flair to the kitchen white maintaining its simplicity
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You can use floral arrangements or small planters to add freshness to a white décor
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As expected, the limit between Scandinavian and contemporary decors is very small
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It’s easy to create strong contrasts in a Scandinavian-style room
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Area rugs are often used as means to introduce pattern and color to a room
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By painting the floor white you create a cohesive décor and leave room for accent features
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Parquet flooring always gives character to a room and stands out in a simple way
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You can mix and match styles and influences to obtain a unique design
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Scandinavian decors are perfect for small kitchens because they make them seem spacious
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Use the same color for the furniture as for the walls to make the room seem more spacious

The lighting is important in any kitchen and in the case of Scandinavian interiors it occupies a special place. Chandeliers, pendant lamps, sconces and spotlights are the details which add character to the space. And considered the typical chromatic palettes, the final look is exquisite.

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In the kitchen, the backsplash is also a great way of adding color
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Exposed wooden beams stand out beautifully in bright decors
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Scandinavian kitchens always seem clean, airy and bright
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Symmetry can be used in the kitchen in a vary functional way
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You can mix textures and materials to create interesting visual effects
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For a great result, use a restraint color palette with harmonious contrasts
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Skylights are always beautiful features in any room décor
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An open floor plan kitchen has to seamlessly integrate into the décor
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If you choose a dark vs bright contrast for the décor, make sure the balance is right
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In any kitchen it’s important to use the space efficiently and in your favor
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You can add a few colorful accents but try to be subtle
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For the backsplash, you can use both color and pattern
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The backsplash can also have a rather rough look for visual contrast
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In a kitchen with high ceilings, the light fixtures play an important role

It’s also common for the kitchen to feature small bursts of color. These are focal points that are strategically placed and that can also be seen in the rest of the house as well. So whether it’s a bright-colored appliance, a set of colorful plates, a piece of furniture or a floral arrangement, the goal is always the same: to break the monotony and to create a fresh décor.

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