After planning my own bedroom and wanting to add a bit of colour, I realized how cozy and calm it made the room feel. Many people associate Scandinavian interior with white and a minimal neutral palette, but during the 1970s the Nordic region was actually obsessed with strong, bold colours, which is a trend we see coming back more and more. Whether you go bold or subtle, adding a bit of colour in your bedroom will help it become a tranquil and homely space. Which colour is your favourite?

Here are 10 bedrooms that perfectly shows how adding colours can create a home that oozes of hygge:

soft blue bed calm cozy scandinavian

soft blue bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

1 // Let’s start with soft blue, which adds a cool and calm vibe in your bedroom. This one seen on Entrance is just that…

dark green bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

dark green bed calm cozy scandinavian

dark green bedroom window calm cozy scandinavian

2 // Dark green can be an excellent choice, as it makes the room feel tranquil. This Swedish bedroom found on Stadshem is a lovely, green oasis I would love to fall asleep in.

green bed calm cozy scandinavian

3 // Or what about a lighter green shade as seen in Residence Magazine?

turquise bed calm cozy scandinavian

turquise bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

4 // Turquoise is a great hue for your bedroom, as it has both warm and cool elements. Look at this beautiful dark blueish green tone in a bedroom spotted on Coco Lapine Design blog. Dreamy…

pale turquise bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

pale turquise bed calm cozy scandinavian

5 // And talking about turquise, what about this paler version seen on My Scandinavian Home blog?

beige bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

beige room calm cozy scandinavian

6 // Beige is not boring, and especially with a darker tone as spotted here on Cate St Hill’s blog. Calm and very inviting if you ask me.

dusky pink bedroom details calm cozy scandinavian

dusky pink bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

7 // Dusky pink is a great colour to use in a bedroom for a cozy, warm look without going too strong. This charming bedroom was found via Kvarteret Makleri.

terracotta bedroom calm cozy scandinavian

8 // What about a warm terracotta shade as spotted on Mia’s Instagram (@still_sunday).

brown bedroom wall calm hygge scandinavian

9 // This dark brown colour can make your bedroom feel relaxing and calm. Styled by Kråkvik&D’Orazio.

mustard yellow bedroom calm hygge nordic

mustard yellow bed calm hygge nordic

10 // Mustard yellow is everywhere at the moment. This trend can be tricky to add without going overboard, but what about painting half the wall as seen on Karwei blog?

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.



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    June 5, 2019

    Hi, I am now planning to paint our apartment (home to be) in Sydney. I really like the blue color in the first picture and the pink color in the 13th picture. Do you mind letting me know the color code for these two? Thanks a lot :)