Introduction to Scandinavian Kitchens

Scandinavian Kitchens. Tidy. Functional. Timeless. The Scandinavian Kitchen is a favourite amongst many. Let’s take a look at some of the features and find out why!

Colours

Scandinavian kitchens are renowned for their use of neutral and natural colour tones. Shades of grey, white and black create a timeless and tasteful aesthetic. The presence of timbers and stone give the space a natural charisma. Other colours may be present but usually not in an overabundance.

Benchtops
Timber and stone benchtops are popular in Scandinavian kitchens. These benchtops play a big part in the appearance of the kitchen but also in the functionality. Timber can create a warm-to-the-touch surface whilst stone results in a hard-wearing surface. A Scandinavian Kitchen may also include both stone and timber benchtops.

Doors

Profiled or plain. Timber, Painted, Vinyl or Melamine. Many door options can fit the scheme. It all comes down to how it fits with the rest of the design and the colours applied. You can use plain panelled push-to-open fronts for a sleek finish. Alternatively, shaker style doors with rustic handles are also fitting of the style.

Hardware

Quality European hardware is a given. In the modern day, German hinges, drawer runners and so on are the norm. Scandinavian kitchens do not compromise when it comes to quality hardware. You may also expect to see a large range of hardware finishes and styles. From black modern D handles to aged brass pulls.

History & Conclusion

Scandinavian design started to emerge around the end of the 19th century and fully blossomed during the 20th century. Today it is one of the most well-known design styles. From small apartments, to family homes and even commercial spaces, Scandinavian design is everywhere.
So why not take a look at some Scandinavian Kitchens for inspiration and see if it will work for you?
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