It’s been omnipresent for years: Scandinavian style is a tried-and-tested formula that would seem to have a very firm foothold on the international stage. But despite its apparent consistency, this particular look is currently in the throes of change… being gently nudged in a new style direction!
Championing cosy and cocoon-like interiors, Scandinavian style has persistently won-over anyone with a passion for simple spaces in white and off-white hues. 2017 is no different, as we aspire to snuggle up in the comfort of our own homes where wellness and relaxation rule.
But this year’s trend is for contamination, with bright colors and original materials bringing a hint of rebellion to the otherwise clean-cut Scandinavian look. An out-of-place-looking Marsala-hued sofa (Pantone color of the year in 2015) or a piece of furniture in bottle green are thrown straight into the mix, pepping up these vast neutral spaces – and we love it.
And colors aren’t the only things starting to shake up the Scandinavian norm. New materials, more characterful than the traditional woods and metals, are also making an appearance, such as the wool of a knitted plant pot cover or the vintage leather of a well-loved armchair.