Clean, crisp and clutter-free, Scandinavian-style kitchens never go out of style. Traditionally set against a backdrop of white walls and ceiling to emphasise natural light, a muted cabinetry colour palette is introduced with pale greys, pinks, greens and blues. For a modern take, choose darker shades such as Anthracite, Indigo and Dark Grey.
While the overall effect is about creating clean lines with a minimal feel, consider layering up with accents of wood and natural stone. Think timber floors, quartz or stone-effect laminate worksurfaces and wooden open shelving. These shelves are perfect for showing off simple glazed crockery and colourful glassware. Having a stack of cookery books and a collection of leafy plants and succulents also adds to the homely vibe.
Here at Symphony, we have a great selection of kitchen collections perfect for recreating this décor. The key themes of simplicity, calmness and cosiness with a warm, welcoming atmosphere are in abundance.
Scandi styles are perfect for open-plan kitchens, as the ethos revolves around getting together with family and friends in an informal setting. Along with the muted or dramatic colour palette and textural approach, it’s also about sitting down at a breakfast bar, island or dining table, catching up over coffee or a bite to eat. It’s easy to create this within compact spaces as well as larger open-plan designs. Think Shaker or slab doors in matt or painted finishes with simply shaped handles, pendant lights, bar stools and brushed brass or gold switches and sockets.
In this Princeton kitchen in Providence Blue, the subtle blue/grey tones of the painted units are paired with simple yet chunky black bar and knob handles for contrast. The blonde wooden flooring complements the timber door frames while a white marble-effect worksurface is clean and clutter-free.
Cranbrook in Platinum is a softer scheme with rustic chrome bar handles and deep butler sink. Set within an almost all-white room, hints of warmth are added with natural timber worksurfaces and wooden dining table and chairs while pale green crockery and matching fridge inject a fresh, natural feel perfect for the inside out look.
For something more dramatic, our Princeton kitchen in Chalk White is teamed with Gunmetal Inline trim handle cabinets set against crisp white walls and dark dining furniture and flooring.
As a modern twist on the Scandi style, Princeton in Pearl Grey is teamed with an island unit in Indigo, making instant impact upon entering the space. Simple classic chrome knob and cup handles are contemporary and eye-catching while pale walls, light wooden parquet flooring and a patterned tile splashback add a textural feel.
When a luxe look is required, the Urban kitchen in Indigo makes a stunning statement when teamed with matching White cabinets. The Inline brass trim handle adds a touch of bling while pale wooden flooring and an oversized pendant light over the dining table bring the Scandi feel into the fore.
And finally, for Scandi style with a traditional feel, the Ashbourne kitchen in Indigo can be finished with a classic copper knob and bar handle for a vintage look. Painted floorboards, wooden worksurfaces and crockery displayed in glass-fronted cabinets enhance the classic approach.
Visit your Retailer
The Gallery Kitchen Collection is available from retailers throughout the UK, click here to find your nearest showroom, where you will be able to see several kitchens on display and samples of all doors, work surfaces and handles. All the Gallery Kitchen Collection retailers offer planning and design services.