16 Stunning Scandinavian Style Kitchens – Inspiration and Ideas

Scandinavian style kitchens have been a popular look for a number of years. It’s easy to see why; with their clean lines, spacious feel and combination of natural textures, the ‘Scandi’ look adds an airy yet homely feel to any kitchen.

Taking inspiration from nature, Scandinavian style kitchens often use mixtures of soft, light whites and greys combined with natural textures such as wood and stone to create a clean and contemporary look.

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16 Stunning Scandinavian Style Kitchens

1. Classic Scandi

The combination of soft white and wooden textured cabinets is considered a classic in Scandinavian style. This look showcases the harmony between nature and modern living.

Scandinavian style kitchen design
Source: Doimo Cucine

2. Rough and Ready

Mixing rough sawn timber with rustic stone flooring and concrete-looking countertops helps to create a textured environment. Pairing with a clean and open design balances the overall look and feel of the kitchen.

Nordic Kitchen Design
Source: Blakes London

3. Outdoors In

Allowing lots of natural light into a room can help to join indoor and outdoor spaces. Keeping plants on the worktop brings even more nature into the room.

Scandi Style kitchen
Source: Roundhouse

4. Less is More

This mid-century nordic style kitchen combines the rich dark wooden textured cabinets with soft light grey walls to create a clean but contrasting look. Notice the pop of brass added by the tap, adding flair to the otherwise clean lines.

Scandi wood kitchen
Source: Nordiska Kök

5. Concrete Jungle

This combination of concrete and light wooden looking slab cabinet doors creates a raw texture in the kitchen. The clean, handleless design is given a splash of colour with the turquoise elements throughout the kitchen. A perfect blend of texture, colour and clean lines.

Scandinavian style kitchens
Source: Doimo Cucine

6. A Simple Home

This simple run of cabinets utilises the contrast between the natural warm wood and the cool clean countertops to create a striking yet airy feel. The addition of personal effects on and in the open shelving helps to add some hygge.

Bespoke Scandinavian kitchen
Source: Papilio

7. Clean and Clear

This kitchen demonstrates another Scandinavian design principle: minimalism. By keeping clutter to a minimum and only displaying choice objects, the space is enhanced. This beautiful handleless kitchen is perfectly simple, with all-white cabinetry and worktops. Soothing contrast is added through the warmth and texture of the floor.

8. Soft and Simple

Marble-effect worktops, modern cabinets, and simple design make this kitchen classic and effortless. Funky lighting gives the option to add personality and flair that can easily be changed to suit new tastes.

Minimalist grey kitchen
Source: Nordiska Kök

9. Industrial Minimalist

Using raw and rugged materials with an open and industrial feel, this kitchen combines texture and light to create a more industrial Scandinavian style kitchen.

Kitchen design ideas
Source: Blakes London

10. Hygge (hoo-ga)

Sometimes translated as ‘cosiness’, hygge is a thoroughly Danish concept that can add to any kitchen. The pops of colour throughout this kitchen make the clean and classic cabinets feel more like home. Ready for a cuppa and cuddle at any time!

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11. Hidden Away

This kitchen demonstrates simplicity at its finest. The tall run of cabinets blends into the room while keeping groceries and small appliances hidden away. The mix of texture from the concrete floor and wooden island help to introduce elements of nature into the kitchen.

Nordic Minimal kitchen design
Source: Sola Kitchens

12. A Little Sunshine

Think yellow is a thing of the past? Think again. This sunny kitchen keeps things balanced through its simple design, meaning the yellow is uplifting, not overpowering.

Scandinavian style kitchens
Source: Papilio

13. Warm and Woody

Simple design means you can add contrasting elements without feeling lost. The wooden cabinets, flooring and bar stools all add warm wood tones to an otherwise crisp kitchen.

14. Scandinavian Serenity

Clean lines, matching wood accents, and warm colours make this kitchen a haven for your home. Keep your space, and your mind, calm with tall cabinets, perfect for hiding non-essentials.

Scandi Style Kitchen
Source: Brayer Design

15. In the Details

The wallpaper and colourful trinkets prove that it’s not just the devil that’s in the details. Perfectly balanced and lots of fun, this is a great way to balance style and lifestyle.

16. Nordic Luxury

Dark wood elements give this kitchen a sense of luxury and richness. Contrasting this with light coloured bar stools keeps the kitchen fresh.

Final Thoughts…

Scandinavian style is the perfect balance of classic and modern. Blending effortless style with clean lines and elements of hygge, it’s a style with staying power – and it’s not hard to see why. Considering a Scandi kitchen? You’re in for a treat!

If you’re just starting out on your new kitchen journey then you should read my post How To Start Planning A New Kitchen: A Step-by-Step Guide.

If you want even more information on the kitchen design process then I’d recommend you check out – Top 10 Kitchen Design Tips – From A Kitchen Designer



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Michael is a kitchen designer from the UK. He's been designing and project managing new kitchen installations for over 10 years. Before that, he was an electrician and part of a team that fitted kitchens. He created Kitchinsider in early 2019 to help give people advice when it comes to getting a new kitchen.