Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scandinavian Color Inspiration - Color on a White Background

Ever since we've the Scandinavian invasion from Ikea and H&M,
many of us can't seem to get enough of it.  While pure Scandinavian
design isn't for everyone, there are many elements of it that anyone
can incorporate into their own modern designs.  One thing ths
Scandinavians do very well with is being able to use color
dramatically on a blank white canvas.

Or a black one...

Here we have white walls with pickled floor boards (great
Swedish floor treatment) with really vivid pops of yellow,
chartreuse and green.  It's just fantastic!

A closer look at those fantastic throw pillows.

Wall stencils make a really great statement - they're especially
great for people like me who can only draw stick figures...

Another example of putting color on a
blank canvas.  Very simple yet interesting.

If you don't want to deal with stencils, how about wall decals!
Love the pink bamboo rug, but love the brightly colored nook
for storage space even more.

Just place them where you want it, stick and unpeel.

Love the color of the towels.

Hope this post has given you some ideas
on how to brighten your white walls.

Photos by Thomas Dahl and from Bolig Magasinet (magazine)