Scandi-style kitchen ideas for a calm and cosy scheme

Scandi-style kitchen

Scandi-style kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms ooze simplicity and style, so it’s no surprise they’re such a popular look. Do you love it? With clean lines, natural textures and warm finishes, it’s one of those aesthetics that really does stand the test of time. And has that somewhat calming, grounded feel to it, right? 

When designing a Scandi-style kitchen, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Keep your colour palette on the warm side BUT don’t hold back on neutrals – greys, beige, off white. Then, for textures, wood is the ideal pick. Be it oak, elm wood, pine or fir, it will complement the simple, neutral colour palette perfectly and give your design a cosy (or if you’re being really Scandi ‘hygge’) feel. Touches of natural stone, rattan and cane are a great choice for your décor and kitchen must-haves.

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You can go for a traditional, classic Scandi-style kitchen, or put your own spin on it and mix it with the industrial-style, add a dash of glamour or create a contemporary design with sleek handleless cupboards.

So, if you are looking to renovate your kitchen, change up the style a bit, and you aspire to achieve that cosy, chic and homely feel, then the Scandinavian aesthetic might just win you over.

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Here are some of the latest Scandi-style kitchen designs that caught my eye…

Deep and warm wood, together with simple flooring and handleless cabinetry is set to give your kitchen a Scandinavian-inspired look, like this Linear Edge kitchen, from £20,000, Harvey Jones.
A classic, rustic Scandi-style kitchen has the perfect mix of white and wood. Form Eventide Oak in Large Parquet laying pattern, from £50 per sq m, Amtico. Then, to accessorise your design, put your hand-woven baskets, clay pottery and wooden chopping boards on display.
Give your Scandi-style kitchen a modern edge with the Select Jetstone luxury vinyl flooring, £25.99 per sq m, Moduleo, which has the look of worn concrete.
Scandi-style kitchen
This kitchen design by Sola Kitchens is flooded with light and the bright cabinets open up the space even more. Add a couple rattan bar stools to your kitchen island and keep the décor minimal for that Scandi-inspired feel. Interior design by Imperfect Interiors. Photography: Snook Photography
The warm shade of grey with very subtle veining on its surface, the Silestone Poblenou by Cosentino, from £450 per sq m, features a sandy background that brings brightness and offers a comforting texture and familiar feel.
Scandi-style kitchen
Wood is a must-have in a Scandi-style kitchen. Be it on your flooring, worktops or bar stools, make sure to choose a texture that complements your design. Pebble Grey kitchen, starting price £5,000, Trend Interiors.
Scandi-style kitchen
To create a simple design with a sleek look, go for built-in appliances and minimal accessories. The Roundhouse Urbo kitchen in painted in Parma Grey and Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball, with handleless bespoke stained oak veneer and painted cabinetry. Roundhouse bespoke kitchens start at £30,000. Photography: Mary Wadsworth
Keep you kitchen clutter-free with tall, handleless cupboards. Choose natural textures and matt black accents for a chic look. The 4043 Primordia work surface from the Metropolitan Collection, from £550 per sq/m, Caesarstone, easily blends in within the scheme.
Simple, clean and bright with a touch of the outdoors in – how inviting does this kitchen look? Nile taped white with contrast dark grey tape, Real Wood Blind, from £18.40, Swift Direct Blinds.
Scandi-style kitchen
This hidden kitchen design allows you to declutter your worktops and hide small appliances away – perfect if you are a minimalist. Lastra collection from LochAnna Kitchens is available from £3,700.
Put a glamorous spin on the Scandi-style with this combination of Varenna and Rio furniture, from £10,000, Daval, which is ideal if you love the Scandinavian look but prefer something a little more on the authentic side.
Add contrast to your white worktops and cabinets with a nice tone of wood, plus matte black accessories. The Solid surface Rotor Cloud, priced from £350 per sq m, Staron, bounces off the light beautifully and makes the room feel bright and airy.
Scandi-style kitchen
This kitchen design in Daylight Grey, from £12,500, Rotpunkt, brings a soft, neutral element when used in combination with contemporary matt black and rich wood finishes.
Pronorm’s Arctic White ultra matt door finish is paired with the natural wood inset detail on a handleless kitchen to deliver a classic Scandi-inspired look with a touch of nature. Pronorm kitchens start at £18,000.
Scandi-style kitchen
Inspired by the Scandinavian tonal palettes and aesthetics, the handleless handmade cabinets in this Tranquillity kitchen, from £30,000, by Mowlem & Co work in harmony with other furniture in a light-stained oak veneer.
Simple, yet really effective, the Metal string system in white, from £42, string Furniture, helps you keep you cooking must-haves and favourite condiments close by.
Scandi-style kitchen
When it comes to paint, if you want to create the Scandinavian-inspired kitchen look, make sure to go for soft, warm shades, like this kitchen island which is painted in Benjamin Moore Indian River 985, from £24.50 per 0.94L.
Spice up your open shelving with matte vases, wooden accessories and dried flowers, and add character through a stand-out, metallic tap too, like the Flex tap with flexible pull out hose in polished chrome, from £1,150, Quooker.
Love both the Scandinavian and industrial styles? No worries, just pair your wooden textures and clean cabinetry with darker shades and metallic accents, like in this Eggersmann kitchen design. Island and cabinetry in Eggersmann UNIQUE 5mm Silvertouch hot rolled steel from £40,000.

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