8 Best Scandinavian Colours for Your Home

Fancy a home refresh Scandi style? Look to the shades of nature to influence colours and get your paintbrush ready.
8 Best Scandinavian Colours for Your Home

From what we see of a typical Scandinavian home it’s easy to assume that to get the look, all-white walls and minimal colour is the go-to choice. While it’s true, our Nordic neighbours love the clean, fresh look – the shades of nature have a huge influence on the colours and materials used inside a Scandi home.

To create your own Scandinavian-inspired home, start by going for timber when choosing your furniture; soft or golden leather for furnishings; and look to wool, linen and cotton for your bedding and textiles to truly embrace the lovely elements nature has gifted us with. When choosing your colour palette, take a look outside for inspiration. Use the landscape as your mood board when combining colours; layering whites, greys, muted natural tones, or light shades of greens and blues brings the calm and tranquillity that is so often found inside Scandinavian homes.


We’ll start with the white of all whites. The name says it all, and we can confirm G&B White is sleek, bright, and has the luxurious thick coating that we all look for in our paint. White is an integral colour for Scandinavian interiors because of how it reflects the natural light that comes in through the windows, particularly important during the long winter months when there are only short spurts of daylight. The fact the colour matches with virtually everything is a bonus!

this is part of the scandinavian white colour palette and is called Pure Brilliant White

The cool tone of a pale blue brings everything you would expect such a light hue to add into a room. Looking to nature for inspiration, Moon Cottage is the ideal companion to bring the calmness and relaxed vibes that we feel by the sea. The subtle blue undertone with monochrome accessories works perfectly, or if you prefer something more playful – it’s just the right shade to work with pinks, oranges, reds, and greys.

this is part of the scandinavian white colour palette and is called Blueberry White

If you want something close to white but with a slight shade of green, Clancy has a perfect balance and offers an earthy undertone that looks beautiful when paired with natural elements such as blonde timber and monochrome features. The colour is bright, fresh, and the perfect base for a dining room or bedroom.

this is part of the scandinavian white colour palette and is called Cornflower White


A muted light grey is the colour to go for when you’re wanting to add a vintage look and feel into a room – and have colourful accessories that bring the shade together. The Dove Feather grey is an all-time favourite because it demands very little, works beautifully with multiple textures and metallic accents, and is utterly charming. Its breeziness makes it a colour that could be for all over your home or simply in one room.


A few hues down is Dulce; A darker tone of grey with a slight bronze undertone that is enough to warm up a room with its earthy look. If a darker colour makes you feel nervous, we get it. A good place to start is with grey, as it’s complimentary with lighter colours as well as monochrome. You could pair with orange, pink, brown, and creamy textiles and accessories to create a dreamy midnight summer nook.



Looking for something more peachy? The Posie shade is the perfect balance of pink. The shade works beautifully with darker tones of wood, greenery, and golden accents, creating the ultimate vintage look and feel. Try this in your bedroom for that charming Scandinavian glow.

this is part of the scandinavian pink colour palette and is called Sorbet


To create a calm, peaceful sanctuary the colours you choose will be as important as the furnishings and decor. Make a bold statement with Breathe that capture the outdoor light beautifully; let the colour do the talking while keeping the decor at a minimum with wooden accents to contrast the dark shade of blue.

this is part of the scandinavian blue colour palette and is called Stonewashed Blue

You see it in pictures and in your favourites homes, yet you don’t know whether you could pull it off. Our thoughts? You absolutely could (and should) because when paired with Scandinavian-inspired design, Rumour looks divine. Use the colour for an accent wall to bring out the brown, golden, white, and black elements in the room.

this is part of the scandinavian blue colour palette and is called Sapphire Salute

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