New Scandinavian Look: Interior Trend 2018 – Scandinavian design is all about being calm, simple, pure and yet being fully functional. Scandinavian interior design emerged in the 1950s and became popular again from the 1990s. It is characterized by simple design, minimalism, functionality, and generally low-cost mass production. Reflections of the timeless beauty of Scandinavian interior design are back in the home front of many households this year…
Colors. The new element for interior trend 2018 is the influence of global inspired patterns and colors. The gentle muted color palette of accessories and furniture lends a softer edge to dark winter months – influenced by the Scandinavian way of life. With the popularity of dark pigment paints light woods and soft tonal textures are made to stand out. Tipical trendy colors for new Scandinavian look are lavender, sage, blush pink and canvas white.
Canvas white is one of the key colors for Scandinavian interior design. However, it is becoming more popular now to add in injections of color – be it black, grey, yellow, or injections of any color – it is the whole simplicity of the design that makes it succeed as a Scandinavian look. Bare wood is important to the Scandinavian look, as is paint. Shades of lavender, pink and sage dominate – rather than the rich earthy tones most associated with global patterns.
One of the principle tenets of Scandinavian design is that of symmetry. The informality occurs with the simplicity of the furniture and the sparseness of the look but symmetry is also important, but as simple as two candleholders put side by side or two chairs, either side of a chest of drawers or writing bureau. Painted furniture is central to this design so purchasing a couple of chairs at auction and applying a couple of coats of paint and you will be well on your way to creating this look within your Scandinavian home decor.
Texture is also important and you can achieve this with chunky knitted cushions in plain earthy colors.
Scandinavian interior design is not just about the home decor, it is also a lifestyle that exemplifies simplicity and efficiency. Each piece in Scandinavian interior design should be there for a reason and should add to the whole style of the room.