Want your home to feel calm and serene with a touch of Scandinavian style? Keep reading and get inspired by the images below.

Following up on my latest post where I shared about the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 Classic Blue with a few of my Scandinavian design favourites in the hue, I thought I would share a selection of Nordic homes where you can see the shade in action.

I don’t know about you, but I am happy to see more and more colour in Scandinavian interior, it is a nice change from all the white and grey we have seen lately and adds a bit more hygge in my mind.

Get inspired:

^ A creative way to get a hint of this dark blue tone is to paint a set of feauture doors inside the home. It creates a serene mood in a neutral setting like this home spotted on Coco Lapine blog, and helps divide the space between the living and the bedroom perfectly.

^ Classic Blue walls will make your living room feel cozy and snug. The more I look at these images from this Swedish home found via Kvarteret Mäkleri, the more I feel the urge to paint my walls darker. It works very well in contrast with these light, wooden floors along with the use of grey shades, and other blue tones dotted around the space. A great idea when having dark blue walls like this is to paint a furniture the same shade, like done here on the chest of drawers.

^ I’m in love with this stunning chair and sofa from the Space Copenhagen ́s Fly series by &Tradition. It signals a sculptural approach to design without sacrificing comfort by referencing a classic Nordic aesthetic, details and techniques. Fly is a series that allows the users to sit, lie, rest, and relax – and it looks stunning in this rich shade of blue.

^ A tone on tone wall and shelf looks very stylish, and I really like how all the accessories and decor items stands out against the kitchen wall in this beautiful home seen on Stadshem. This can give a nice effect also in a living room or bedroom.

^ What about a carpet and a few selected subtle pieces dotted around the home as seen in this Swedish period house via My Scandinavian Home blog? It has the perfect mix of fun playfulness and calm minimalism, and shows that the small details matter.

^ A quick, simple and effective way to get blue in your home and stay on the trend is by artwork on the wall. This print by Anna Mörner exclusively available from the Poster Club is simply stunning and does the trick.

^ Details are important in Scandinavian interior, the little things make a big difference. I love the use of vintage ceramics in this case displayed in retro cupboard to implement a hint of Classic Blue. From a home spotted on Historiska Hem.

^ Bed linen is a great way to add Classic Blue in your home, and makes it easy to change out depending on the season and style you are after. The contrast between the darker blue and the lighter pastel shade on the walls works very well and ties this space together nicely. A calm and relaxing bedroom in a charming home found on Alvheim.

^ The Classic Blue hue is perfect for a kids room, whether one the wall or featured around the room on furniture and decor. This home found on Fantastic Frank has both, and it really works don’t you think?

^ Or what about a blue kitchen? This stunning one from by Swedish Noridska Kök has a lovely and moody shade of blue which is a great contrast to the oak on the upper cabinets and stone countertop. A timeless and minimal style kitchen which stands out with the calm blue shade.

^ A blue coffee table can add a little hint to the colour of the year, and Secant from Warm Nordic is a great choice. This elegant coffee table combines a sculptural metal frame with a coloured glass top, specially selected marble or Norwegian granite. Secant comes in two sizes – a coffee table with personality and its aesthetics and exclusive material choice embellish its surroundings and make a statement in your living room.

^ White and blue with gold and terracotta details works very nicely together as you can see here in this home found on Entrance. The wall paneling is a great touch making the room more interesting and breaking up the blue.

What do you think of Classic Blue?

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.